Women's top financial shortfalls

Dan Abrams
Dan Abrams

I'll probably read Dan Abrams' new book, Man Down, when it comes out -- a book abut how women are better than men in just about everything. I can see it now -- we're better managers/leaders, we're better multi-taskers, we're better caretakers, graduate from college at a higher rate than men, more apt to ask for help when we need it, and more prone to have open discussions about sticky topics like money. I get all that.

No doubt, women have certainly made great strides, particularly post-recession (We now account for 50% of the workforce; mothers are the primary breadwinners in four out of 10 American families; 40% of working women are managers or professionals), but we still come up short in any number of areas. Among them: