Women, Retirement and the Extra-Long Life

Here is a revealing Met Life Study that delves into women’s attitudes and behaviors related to planning. It reveals a paradox that imperils their extra years with extra risks: Women in general have greater concerns about their retirement security yet do less than needed to plan for adequately addressing those concerns.

Moreover, even when they are on par with men in some planning behaviors, women fall short, along with some men, of incorporating basic and important planning principles into their strategy and activity. It seems self-evident that, if anything, in their own self interest, women should actually out-plan men. That is, we should see women taking charge of their futures in a more forceful way that accounts for their unique set of risks. Findings from this study reveal that this is not the case, although they certainly have the capacity to do so. See the Met Life Study here…

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