Why women are better investors than men

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In her new Netflix special, Freezing Hot, comedian Iliza Shlesinger focuses on the things women rely on men to do for them … like finding the car in a crowded parking lot and giving them the weather report first thing in the morning. (“Babe, is it cold outside?,” Shlesinger asks.)

Here’s something men might want to rely on women for: money management advice. Two new pieces of research note that when it comes to both saving and investing, women are once again kicking butts and taking names.

First, women save more. Research from Fidelity Investments showed that while men save 7.9% of their salaries, women save 8.3%. That may not sound like a lot, but it adds up to hundreds of dollars a year and tens of thousands over a lifetime of saving.

Second, women are more successful investors. Terrance Odean and Brad Barber, who conducted the seminal piece of…

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