by Maryalene Laponsie with Keith Klein
As featured on Yahoo Finance
A recent report from the Rand Corp. brought good news. At least, it was good news if you’re married.
According to their research, 71 percent of Americans between the ages of 66 and 69 are adequately prepared for retirement, including 80 percent of married couples. However, if you’re single, that number drops significantly, with only 55 percent of Americans in that category ready to leave the workforce.
While single individuals of both genders can face an uphill battle when it comes to preparing for their golden years, single women seem to face a distinct set of challenges.