Retirees who’re single face extra difficulties. They’re extra more likely to have low financial savings balances, dearer retirement bills than anticipated, and an earlier retirement date than supposed.
“The survey outcomes are an actual wake-up name in relation to the state of affairs of single ladies staff and their retirement prospects,” Copeland wrote. “The proof exhibits that the present slate of ‘assist’ options isn’t resonating nicely sufficient. A concentrate on retirement financial savings will not be paramount for them, versus assembly their present monetary wants.”
In accordance with the examine, greater than half of divorced (58%) and by no means married (56%) working ladies have lower than US$25,000 in belongings, in comparison with simply 27% of married working ladies.
Working ladies who’ve been divorced and those that have by no means been married confirmed an identical distribution of whole belongings. Nonetheless, retired widows are barely extra more likely to have larger asset ranges than retired ladies who’re divorced.
By no means married and divorced working ladies usually tend to have decrease ranges of economic belongings than married working ladies.