Women face a variety of unique challenges in retirement planning. Compared with men, they tend to live longer, CONTRIBUTE less to tax-qualified accounts and DRAW less from Social Security. They also face higher healthcare and long-term care costs BECAUSE of longevity. And with their longevity comes a longe period of time during which inflation, disability, and tax hikes can reduce their savings. Here’s another grim statistic: eighty percent of men die married. Eighty percent of WOMEN die single or widowed! Today on Mastering Money, we’ll outline the unique challenges that women face in retirement plus some solutions. Then health insurance expert Shelley Grandidge joins us for the Q & A. Don’t miss TODAY’s important show…MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!