Fewer than four in 10 couples than share a common vision of retirement, according to a new survey.
Hearts & Wallets, Hingham, Mass., published this finding in a summary of results from its 2012/2013 Investor Quantitative Panel. The annual survey of more than 5,400 U.S. households tracks segments and product trends and is both a proprietary database and series of syndicated reports.
The report finds that only 38 percent of couples engage in retirement planning together. But one in five worry their spouse or partner may not be able to manage finance alone.
The survey adds that women tend to be more anxious about financial matters than men. Nearly four in 10 (38 percent) of women express either high or moderate anxiety as compared to 29 percent of men. The highest anxiety is among women with children under 18 at 40 percent.