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For many women, retirement isn't the relaxing haven it's cracked up to be. Because women earn less over their lifetime than men, they tend to have less saved. Women also live longer than men, which means their savings needs to stretch longer. According to a 2012 Government Accountability Office report, 12 percent of women age 65 and older are living in poverty, compared with only 7 percent of men. For divorced and widowed women in the same age group, the poverty rate is higher, at 21 and 15 percent, respectively. Read more about 6 Tips for Women Who Want to Retire
Launched in 1997, the site provides tools to help parents as well as educators teach children to manage money wisely and develop good financial habits: the building blocks for a secure future. Given the current rate of savings and debt in America, this is a lesson that desperately needs to be learned. Read more about TheMint.org: It Makes "Cents" for Kids!