There are now more than 25 million single women over the age of 45 in the US and approaching retirement. This author offers advice on the opportunities and challenges of single women as they approach the so-called "golden years."
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Even relatively modest inflation has the power to erode a life's worth of investing and saving. To guard against inflation, CNBC's Sharon Epperson breaks down defensive moves and offers a model portfolio to protect your investments so your golden years can remain just that.
Even relatively modest inflation has the power to erode a life's worth of investing & saving. To guard against inflation, CNBC's Sharon Epperson breaks down defensive moves and offers a model portfolio to protect your investments, so your golden years can remain just that.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports that today's struggling economy and general political uncertainty are making it difficult for some investors figure out how much they will need when they retire.