Women and Financial Independence Program
As women become more active participants in the economy as workers and consumers, as they earn higher incomes and accumulate greater wealth, and as they take on increased financial responsibility for themselves and their families, financial acumen becomes more critical to their personal and professional well being. Women live longer than men and spend twice as many years in retirement. Women's lives are affected in more dramatic and debilitating ways by divorce and single parenthood. Women tend to cycle in and out of the workforce more than men. Not surprisingly therefore, the majority of women consider"financial security"to be one of their top priorities, yet most women feel they do not have the knowledge to address financial matters.