Why Women Should Stop Relying on These Five Retirement Crutches

Vera Gibbons
Cover of the book Does This Make My Assets Look Fat
Cover of the book Does This Make My Assets Look Fat

When it comes to retirement, many women are losing confidence that they'll ever be able to afford it. Former managing director at JP Morgan Susan Hirshman, author of Does This Make My Assets Look Fat?, says in order to make retirement possible, women have to take a greater initiative and stop relying on anyone or anything beyond themselves.

"If you're unaware, you end up being part of the 'What if?' club, where you only wake up when something happens and you say, 'If only I knew," says Hirshman.

For women to regain control of their retirement savings, they need to stop relying on these five crutches: