MarketWatch and Learn: Retirement planning for women

Trying to plan for your retirement? If you’re a woman, the bad news is that you face some specific challenges that men don’t. The good news? Women tend to invest and save in a way that bodes well for their retirement success.

There’s more good news: retirement planning is not rocket science. By following the key strategies detailed below, women can go a long way in preparing for a financially stable future. And that future is helped by general characteristics that women tend to exhibit more than men.

Specifically, women’s tendency to stick with a long-term investment plan — rather than trading in and out of investments the way men are likelier to do — leads to higher returns over time.

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