4/27/2013 – Women need to plan for a longer post-work life than men (Washington Post)

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s exhortation for women to “lean in” to their careers has encountered more than a bit of push back. But if there is one thing women need to seriously lean into, it is planning for what comes after the career: a long post-work life.

Granted, retirement planning is challenging for both genders. In a survey conducted by the Society of Actuaries, less than 20 percent of men and women say their planning horizon is at least 20 years. The thing is, the repercussions of not planning for a long retirement are higher for women, who face strong odds their retirement will be far longer than that.

Read the full article at the Washington Post.