Maybe there's hope for women's finances yet—at least in the only seven places in the U.S. where women actually make more money than men.

According to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, out of the whole country and among the 2,700 locations in the U.S. with more than 10,000 workers that were reviewed by Stateline for the study, there are indeed just seven—six municipalities and one county—in which the pay gap goes in the other direction.

But in those seven, women out-earn men on average, sometimes by a substantial margin, while elsewhere in the country women make an average of less than 80 cents on the dollar compared with men.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.