Manage your money like a man

Men and women face different challenges when it comes to earning, saving and investing. Here are 13 strategies men can follow to overcome the gender obstacles to financial success.

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Retirement: Extend your pension
Retirement: Extend your pension
If you'll receive a pension when you retire, take the joint and survivor benefit (the default option) rather than switching to a single-payer plan. Yes, your monthly checks will be smaller, but you'll be protecting your spouse, who'd otherwise lose that income if you die before she does.


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