The average American woman lives six years longer than the average man, which is why 70% of Social Security beneficiaries over age 85 are women. Longevity can be expensive. Women continue to make huge strides in school and in the workplace, yet in a recent survey of workers done by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, only 14% of women are very confident in their ability to retire comfortably.
Here are some of the items I thought were the most surprising. What are your thoughts?
Almost Half of All Women Plan to Work Through Retirement
Women Are Less Likely to be Offered a Retirement Plan
Fewer Women Take Advantage of Retirement Plans
Here's what you can do:
Participate in Company Plans - especially if the employer matches the funds. It's free money!
Educate Yourself About Retirement Investing - Learn how to maximize savings, minimize taxes and have a withdrawal strategy or "Exit Plan"
Have a Plan - Don't forget about the home, plan for medical expenses, maximize social security benefits
"Live with Purpose"
Read more here...http://www.wisebread.com/12-surprising-things-women-should-know-about-retirement-planning