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Special report: Women and money

How to tackle investing, money and family matters, and retirement.

Women generally earn lower salaries and live longer than men. They are also more likely to take time off from the workforce. All of these things can dramatically impact their savings—especially when it comes to retirement. On top of that, as many as 9 out of 10 women will be solely responsible for their finances at some point in their lives, according to the National Center for Women and Retirement Research.

That said, here are ways for women to tackle investing, money and family matters, and retirement.

How to take charge
Five ways for women to help overcome a lack of confidence about money and investing.

Mother-daughter investors
The mom thinks up the ideas, and the daughter does the in-depth analysis and the trades.

Women investors: four tips
You may not be investing aggressively enough, and that isn't good when it comes to growth.

How one woman profited from losing stocks
At first she thought options were too risky, but now she's a seasoned practitioner of covered calls.
Take control of your financial future
Don't let investing get lost in the shuffle. Help ensure that your money works hard too.

What women are doing right
They save more, take on less risk, and focus on the long term, even in turbulent times.

How to help weather good and bad markets
Diversification has proven valuable in good and bad markets. See how it may work for you.

Time for a review
An up-to-date financial plan can help you be prepared for whatever happens in the markets.

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1. National Center for Women and Retirement Research.
Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time and you may gain or lose money.
Fidelity does not provide legal or tax advice and the information provided above is general in nature and should not be considered legal or tax advice. Consult with an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
649289.9.2
Loss of a loved one
If a financial decision-maker dies or is incapacitated, here are things to keep in mind.

How to care for aging parents and yourself
Ways that women can help protect their financial future and care for an aging loved one.

Get on the same page
Some “must-have” financial conversations by age, although most are useful for everyone.

Who manages the money in your family?
Most couples aren’t sharing responsibility for money matters. It’s time for that change.
Got young kids? Five ways to manage costs
Kids aren’t cheap. Here's how to help keep finances on track as your children grow up.

The cost of staying home
Tips to help manage the transition from two incomes to one, whether it is by choice or not.

Caught in the middle?
Planning tips if you’re feeling a financial tug from kids, retirement, and aging parents.

Suddenly single
Whether you are widowed or divorced, making solid financial decisions is important.
1. National Center for Women and Retirement Research.
Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time and you may gain or lose money.
Fidelity does not provide legal or tax advice and the information provided above is general in nature and should not be considered legal or tax advice. Consult with an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
649289.9.2
1. National Center for Women and Retirement Research.
Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time and you may gain or lose money.
Fidelity does not provide legal or tax advice and the information provided above is general in nature and should not be considered legal or tax advice. Consult with an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
649289.9.2
1. National Center for Women and Retirement Research.
Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time and you may gain or lose money.
Fidelity does not provide legal or tax advice and the information provided above is general in nature and should not be considered legal or tax advice. Consult with an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
649289.9.2
1. National Center for Women and Retirement Research.
Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time and you may gain or lose money.
Fidelity does not provide legal or tax advice and the information provided above is general in nature and should not be considered legal or tax advice. Consult with an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
649289.9.2