Eighty percent of men die married. Eighty percent of WOMEN… die single. And because many women are younger than their husbands, their period of time living alone can be five to fifteen years or longer. Add to that… the reality that women are much more likely to become care-givers for a parent and potentially their husbands at some point. Consider this statistic: In her 60s a woman’s estimated lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is one in eleven, but for women developing Alzheimers it is one in six. So not only might a woman live for a very long time in her elder years, her odds of doing it with dementia are also high. Today we’ll review how more and more retired couples are re-thinking and re-engineering their portfolios to plan for the woman of the house. Don’t miss it MASTERING MONEY is on the air!