Articles Tagged with Women

bigstock-Senior-Couple-8161132-1-300x208“Women who retire when their husbands do, may be giving up more wealth than they realize.”

Women in their 50s and 60s are in their peak earnings years, while their male counterparts are usually on the decline, according to an associate professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School. The associate professor is the author of a recent study about couple’s incomes and retirement patterns. As a result, reports The Berkshire Eagle in the article “Women who retire with their husbands can lose out,” women sacrifice more Social Security wealth than married men, when they retire early. Continue reading

pexels-photo-941555-300x200This article from Money, “This is The Single Best Way Divorced Women Can Secure a Successful Retirement,” begins by noting the frequently referenced “divorce gap.” This was documented in 2008 by a professor at the University of Essex, who found that women who divorce see their income fall by more than a fifth, while the men they divorced see their household income rise by about a third. A more recent study offers more nuanced scenarios, with a more positive outlook. Continue reading