ParenteBeard analyzed the most important financial decisions today’s business women are facing.

Women have much to consider and balance when it comes to their financial health. Every life decision a woman makes is also a personal financial decision. Decisions, from accepting an entry level position to choosing to have children, impact a woman’s lifetime earning power.

For instance, women who never marry have a personal net worth of just $2,500, on average, compared to an average net worth of $148,700 for women who marry. This is just one of the many facts related to the financial implications of major life decisions from a woman’s perspective included our analysis.