There was a time when investing was considered a man's job. No more.

A 2004 study of 1,000 Baby Boom generation women by Prudential Financial of Newark, N.J., found that 95% of them were either solely or jointly responsible for an IRA account, compared to just 61% in 2000. Ninety-four percent were solely or jointly responsible for savings accounts, compared with 85% in 1985. Collectively, women are said to control some $14 trillion in assets, according to a study by the Center for Women's Business Research of Washington.

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