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  • How are women acting now to improve their future financial health?
  • How are women acting now to improve their future financial health?
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What stops women from saving for retirement?

The financial inequalities faced by women in America aren’t limited to a pay gap. Traditional gender expectations and a lack of tailored services mean that they’re also less prepared for retirement than men. So, how can women be encouraged to build a nest egg as they move through life?

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Why do women in America often struggle to save for life after work? Simply put, they care too much (literally) and employers don’t care enough. Sporadic breaks in employment due to family needs combined with gender-based, career-long pay disparities mean that most women have few opportunities to create a nest egg. Though they’re having children later than ever before, they’re still much more likely than men to take time out of their careers to care for their families, and as women nationwide live an average of five years longer than men, they’re more likely to reside by themselves in ...

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