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Retirement

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…

Retirement

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…