There's a stereotype that men are much better than women at things that require numbers; things like math, finances, etc. Not true, and here's an example from the world of financial planning My friend Jim was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business. He knew that he would inherit a fortune once his sickly father died. Jim wanted two things: • To learn how to invest his inheritance. • To find a wife to share his fortune. One evening at an investment meeting, he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her incredible beauty took his breath away. Trying to impress her, Jim said "I may look like just an ordinary man, but in just a few years, my father will die, and I'll inherit 20 million dollars." Suitably impressed, the woman took his business card. Two weeks later, she became his stepmother.