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women and retirement


The Case for Women Working Past 65

Why striving to stay in the workforce a little longer may make financial sense. The median retirement age for an American woman is 62. The Federal Reserve says so in its most recent Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking…


What Women Shouldn’t Retire Without

A practical financial checklist for the future. When our parents retired, living to 75 amounted to a nice long life, and Social Security was often supplemented by a pension. The Social Security Administration estimates that today’s average 65-year-old female…


Are Women Better at Retirement Planning Than Men?

Here’s what they’re doing right. A new Vanguard study of participants in the retirement savings plans it oversees shows that men’s 401(k) account balances are significantly larger than women’s on average—roughly $123,000 vs. $80,000. But don’t equate size with…