Women, it's time take stock. Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, the date in 2016 that marks how far into this year women must work to earn just what men earned in the previous year.
But before you get too comfortable, consider this: that gender pay gap has implications far beyond the obvious disparity.
"The gender pay gap is the foundational part of everything" in women's finances," said Katie Libbe, vice president of consumer insights at Allianz Life. It influences everything from women's ability to contribute to a retirement plan to the Social Security benefits they accumulate, and even the amount they can invest on their own, she said.