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Women Don't Shop Enough -- for Their Mortgages

There's a surprising new finding that says women get lousier mortgage rates than men, but not because of gender discrimination. It's because instead of shopping around, they rely on friends' recommendations.

Need Smarter Answers? Ask a Woman -- or Several

Bubbles, riots, and mass hysteria aside, "the crowd" can sometimes be very smart. Studies show that groups can make far more intelligent decisions collectively than individual experts do alone. But how smart a group can get appears to hinge on the number of women it includes.

How to Cut Your Car Insurance Costs

If you're looking for clues about what impacts your car insurance rates, check in the mirror -- it's mostly about you. And while there are some parts of your personal profile that you can't change, for many of the items that affect your premiums, you're in the drivers seat.

The Great Recession Is Hitting Men Harder

Numbers show that men have borne the brunt of layoffs, in turn boosting the percentage of women in the workforce. Having made steady gains in employment since the 1970s, women now stand to overtake men as the majority of the labor pool.

Wanna earn more money? Be sexist!

Even though some may try to deny or ignore it, everyone knows there is a gender wage gap. Men typically earn more than women in the same professions....