Finance Friday: Retirement and Marriage–Good News & Bad News


A study sponsored by the Social Security Administration earlier this year indicated that married couples are about twice as likely to save for retirement as singles (male or female). But a recently-released survey by the American Institute for CPAs indicates that the average American married couple argues over money about three times per month. For couples in their 40s, the frequency increases to four times per month on average.

Are there things you can do then, as a married couple, to enjoy the benefits of saving more for retirement while avoiding those money fights? Watch and see what you think.


About Mike Wilson

Michael L. Wilson, MBA, CFP®, CRC®, is the owner of Integrity Financial Planning. Prior to founding Integrity in 1998, he worked for two years as a faculty member at the College for Financial Planning in Denver, training other financial advisors. Mike has 10 years of experience in the mutual fund industry, having worked with Fidelity Investments and Invesco Mutual Funds. He holds an MBA in Finance from Baylor University. Learn more about his work at
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