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Everyone has been buzzing about a new Pew survey that finds a record number of women are the breadwinners. The survey results show a shift in the amount of money women are bringing home. In fact, some married women (5.1 million) are earning more than their husbands. On the flip side, there are single mothers (8.6 million) supporting their families alone.
As you can probably imagine the income disparity between the two groups is large. The married women total household income is $80,000 compared to $23,000 for unmarried single mothers. For a thoughtful perspective on this survey, read the article “Pew study: Two different tales of women earners.”
Women Breadwinners, yet Afraid of Becoming Bag Ladies
Despite the fact more women are breadwinners, some of us have this fear of becoming a ‘bag lady’. You know, like the pigeon lady in the movie Home Alone 2. After all, we live longer than men. Will we have enough income to support ourselves during the golden years? (more…)