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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Family finances: Swap roles
Family finances: Swap roles
Men aren't born with greater investing acumen; in fact, many studies suggest that a woman's patience and attention to detail produce better returns in the long run (case in point: Investing clubs run by women often outperform those run by men).

So offer to manage the family's investments yourself for a spell -- and suggest your husband take over the bill paying and budgeting. Chances are, both aspects of your finances will benefit from a fresh eye.

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Last updated November 05 2010: 11:13 AM ET
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