The Hidden Importance of IRAs for Women

RIIA member and “retirement maven” Marcia Mantell, RMA®, shares The Hidden Importance of IRAs for Married Women. Many women who had at-home careers find, at the point of retirement, that they are worthless. Not as a person, but quite literally worth less because they don’t own and control their retirement money. The reality is, if they haven’t earned income over the past 30, 35 or 40 years, their Social Security statement shows a work history filed with zeroes. There is a solution:  the under-appreciated IRA.

Take a fresh look at the importance and value of IRAs, especially for married women, in Marcia’s article from MarketWatch’s Retirement Weekly.

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Robert Powell, also a RIIA® member, produces the Retirement Weekly subscription newsletter and writes about retirement issues. Follow Bob on Twitter: @rjpiii. Got questions about retirement? Get answers. Email

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