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March 2021

Retirement planning is never a one-size-fits-all proposal, but when it comes to strategies for women versus men in creating long-term income and security, things get even more complicated. As Social Security continues to be a vital pillar for many older Americans’ retirement income, the differences make women have to think even more carefully about when and how to claim their benefits.

Assistant Vice President and Director of Regulatory Compliance Sophia Duffy examines how women can make the most of their Social Security in her latest piece from Financial Planning.