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A multi-year study finds that for every generation, men were more likely than women to report having been offered financial education. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Across generations, women have trailed men in financial knowledge but the gap may be closing, according to a multi-year study by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

The study examines financial and investor literacy scores across generations of boomers, Gen Xers and millennials by looking at the average number of correct answers on a basic five-question financial literacy quiz broken out by gender and generation at three points in time 2009, 2012 and 2015.

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