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“Celebrating” Equal Pay Day

“Celebrating” Equal Pay Day

Today, April 2, 2019 is Equal Pay Day in the United States, which means that women have to work all the way until today in 2019 to earn what men did in 2018.

In other words, for every dollar a (white, non-Hispanic) man made in 2018, women earned just $0.80.

This is an average so unfortunately, many women have it even worse. Here’s a breakdown of Equal Pay Days.

Why Women Need To Be Wealthy And What We Can Do To Get There

Why Women Need To Be Wealthy And What We Can Do To Get There

If we are financially well (imagine a nice savings buffer in our bank accounts), we can negotiate harder to be paid fairly at work.

We can leave relationships and jobs where we’re being mistreated. We can take more risks in our careers without worrying about the financial implications. We’d see more women on boards and management teams.