Manage your money like a woman

Women typically earn less yet live longer than men, which suggests they need a different financial plan. Here are 13 strategies to ensure a comfortable retirement

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Famly finances: Shift your focus
Famly finances: Shift your focus
Women typically put everyday money management at the top of their priority list, whereas men put retirement planning first, according to the education provider Financial Finesse.

The result: Only 18% of women say they're "very prepared" to make decisions about longer-term issues like retirement planning, Prudential reports.

Don't be among the other 82%. Schedule a meeting with a certified financial planner to go over the basics of a retirement plan or bone up with our retirement guide.

NEXT: Family finances: Swap roles
Last updated November 05 2010: 11:13 AM ET
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