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More women earning more than their husbands

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A White House report shows in 2013, 24 percent of working women earn more than their husbands. (Source: CNN) A White House report shows in 2013, 24 percent of working women earn more than their husbands. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - The number of women out earning their husbands in on the rise. A White House report shows in 2013, 24 percent of working women earn more than their husbands.

In 1970, the number was 7 percent.

One reason for the dramatic shift has been a surge in education levels among women.

But differences in income can lead to a power struggle in a relationship. The person with a bigger paycheck often has more control over the household.

Money is often cited as a leading cause of divorce. When a woman out earns her male partner for example, there are questions about how to handle financial problems caused during unpaid maternity leave.

Heed some common financial advice if income inequality is a problem for you. Do some research, make financial plans and then use those to avoid potential conflict

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