Afraid to invest? You’re not alone in that. And if you’re a woman, it’s even more common to feel that way. But why should women especially be so fearful of investing?
There are quite a few studies out there that show women and men have pretty much the same underlying mental ability when it comes to math. And since finance uses math, we should also find little difference between men and women when it comes to (at least theoretically) feeling comfortable with investing.
And yet so many women are put off by the world of finance and financial markets. Even those with a good handle on day-to-day money management, like paying bills and dealing with credit cards, are fearful of making their own investment decisions.