5 Challenges Women Face in Retirement

retirement challenges for women

How’s your retirement plan holding up? If you are a woman, you’re probably having more difficulty with retirement plans than your male counterparts.

Despite advances, women still face lower average salaries – 82 percent of the average man’s salary, according to the Pew Research Center.

Fewer working years on average, often due to time off for child care or family responsibilities, adds to the difficulty of earning sufficient income for retirement savings.

Here are five areas that seem to be most challenging for women approaching retirement, according to the recent edition of the Transamerica Retirement Survey of American Workers.
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