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Fighting for female financial health

  • Date: Sat, Jan 27, 2024

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By Sandra O'Connell, Irish Times

When it comes to understanding the tax benefits of saving for pensions, 47% of men say they do, compared with just 30% of women. Photograph: iStock

Your health is your wealth but financial health also matters. Unfortunately, on that front women are faring more poorly than men.

“When we talk about female financial health, we refer to the overall well-being and stability of women’s financial situations,” says Alessia Paccagnini, associate professor at University College Dublin’s School of Business.

“It covers different aspects such as income, savings, investments, debt management, and retirement planning. Achieving financial health empowers women by providing them with economic independence and control over their financial decisions. This is important for promoting gender equality.”

First appeared on on January 27th, 2024. Read the full article here.

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