MarketWatch

My latest piece at MarketWatch is here.  A taste:

The net result is that because of this risk disparity, male financial control and demographic realities, widows are frequently left in far riskier circumstances than they are comfortable with and are far too often left to bear the unfortunate costs of their late husbands’ imprudent mistakes. These costs include poverty, becoming a burden to children and facing the bitterness that often emanates from those they are forced to rely upon.

Husbands who insist on taking more risk than their wives are comfortable with or who don’t provide adequate insurance are a major threat to their wives’ financial security. Husbands who really love their wives and want to provide for them ought to consider doing things a bit differently.

Women are better retirement planners

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