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Hadley Malcolm – USA TODAY – Monday, 15 July 2013 (originally published 13 Jul)

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New data shows that the recession pushed many women to be financially savvier. Image: Thinkstock

Though the recession derailed many lives financially, new data show it also spurred some to start paying more attention to their money.

The recession may have derailed many financial lives, but for women especially, it also led to a financial awakening.

New data show that while more women overall have indicated an interest in financial planning and become more involved in family finances since the recession, a subset of women have emerged who have become especially informed, taking charge of managing their money and making financial and investment decisions. The data, given exclusively to USA TODAY, is from the fourth installment of Allianz Life’s 2013 Women, Power, and Money study, out Monday . . .

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