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How do married women who are the family breadwinner manage their family's finances? At the 2015 Financial Planning Association conference in Boston, Eileen O'Connor, managing principal of Hemington Wealth Management, addressed that question.

The issue came up as part of a panel session that Money hosted at the FPA conference on the subject of whether men and women need different approaches to their finances.

"These women are making the majority of the money for the household...They're definitely taking the responsibility for more and more of the financial planning aspects," said O'Connor.