“While April 4 may seem like just another Tuesday, it actually serves as a major wake-up call on the topic of women’s salaries.

Dubbed Equal Pay Day, the day was created to signify how much further into the year the average woman must work in order to earn as much as the average man did in the previous year. (Seriously.) This not-so-happy holiday should spark some hard thinking — for women and men — about how far we still have to go to achieve gender pay parity.

For women in particular though, Equal Pay Day is an ideal time to understand how your current earning power could affect you in the long run — especially when it comes to your retirement savings. Here’s what you can do to help bridge the gap….”

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