5 Reasons Why Women Have to Work a Lot Harder to Save for Retirement

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Ladies, have you thought about your retirement plan? And no, a well-heeled man doesn’t count. If you haven’t put any effort into saving for retirement, it’s something worth considering — and soon.

That’s because while few Americans are superstar retirement savers, women in particular tend to fall short on retirement savings compared to men, saving less than 70 percent of what men typically save, according to a recent report by the ING Retirement Research Institute.

So why is saving such an uphill battle for women? Check out some of the key factors that are holding them back in my post on GoBankingRates.com: http://bit.ly/NNt0UA

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