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Boys know more about money than girls, survey says

What in the world would Gloria Steinem think? That was my first reaction -- to call the famed women's rights activist -- after reading a new survey from the T. Rowe Price investment firm entitled "Boys and Girls Not Equally Prepared for Financial Future." According to the survey summary, parents seem to favor boys over girls when it comes to discussing money matters. Among the survey's findings: Fifty-eight percent of boys say that their parents talk to them about setting financial goals, while 50 percent of girls said that. Forty-five percent of boys said they are "smart or extremely smart" about money, versus 38 percent of the girls. Eighty percent of...