Women and Investing

Taking an active role in your financial future is one of the most important things a woman can do.

Whether you like it or not, according to Pew Research, 9 in 10 women will be the sole financial decision-maker of their household at some point in their lives. Women may have unique strengths and challenges when it comes to managing and investing their money, but the perception that women are not good at investing is just not true. In fact, research has shown that female-led accounts achieved higher absolute returns over male-led investments over a five-year period*.
The bottom line is that, at Webb Investment Services, we see the positive impacts of what happens when women actively engage in their present and future financial lives, and we are here to help.

There are 3 key mistakes women make when it comes to managing (or not managing) their money.

  1. Not knowing your Money Story
  2. Not taking an active role in your daily and long-term finances
  3. Not saving and investing


Gender Differences in Performance at Wells Fargo Advisors, Wealth & Investment Management (WIM) Analytics, July 2021. The total study included more than 50,000 accounts from December 2010 to 2020 with investable assets of $50,000 or more. Excludes advisory accounts. Five-year time-weighted (or geometric mean) returns net of commission and fees between January 2016 and December 2020. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Performance results represent only the results of the survey.

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