How Men and Women Differ Regarding Retirement Planning

man, woman, retirement planning
man, woman, retirement planning

It's no secret that men and women communicate differently, but experts say these differences even carry over into how men and women approach -- and talk about -- retirement planning. For instance, a recent Country Financial survey showed that while men are more likely to say that communication about retirement budgets gets easier the closer they get to retirement age, women tend to say these discussions get harder.

WalletPop spoke with a few specialists in the field of financial advice and financial planning and found out just where American couples are likely to fall short when it comes to their long-term financial goals. But we also discovered how couples can encourage good communication and combine their strengths to ensure that their golden years are financially stable.