Sharon Rich was in her late 20s, studying for a doctorate, when a six-figure inheritance changed her life. Before the windfall, she was too busy trying to get by to think strategically about money. Suddenly, she says, she realized how much she didn't know.

"It struck me that you needed a safe place to learn about money management, trusts and all the financial questions," says Rich, the founder of Womoney in Belmont, Mass.

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