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In ad­di­tion to be­ing less fi­nan­cially lit­er­ate than men and more risk averse, women face a num­ber of unique chal­lenges that make it more chal­leng­ing for them to ad­e­quately pro­vide for their re­tire­ment.

The fact that women tend to live longer than men, for in­stance, means that they re­quire more cap­i­tal to pro­vide them with in­fla­tion-beat­ing in­come for longer. Also, they tend to earn less, and as pri­mary care­givers, tend to take time off to raise a fam­ily. It is there­fore alarming that 9%

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