Women and Money: Unique Issues – Money Issues Across the Life Cycle
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Douglas, Diann, Martie Gillen, and Lynda Spence. 2013. “Women and Money: Unique Issues – Money Issues Across the Life Cycle: FCS7248/FY1352, 3/2013”. EDIS 2013 (3). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fy1352-2013.


Most families depend on a woman’s income to help support the household. Some women are co-breadwinners while others are the only source of income. Throughout a woman’s life, she will experience many money issues unique to women. A woman may experience the following situations: lower earnings, a longer life expectancy, lack of retirement planning, divorce, and fewer years in the workplace because of childrearing or caring for older parents. Many of these issues can work against a woman’s ability to accumulate money and attain stable financial status. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Diann Douglas, Martie Gillen, and Lynda Spence, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, March 2013.


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