A new report from LIMRA found that women are more likely to worry about their financial securitythan men. More than half of middle-income women surveyed said theywere unsatisfied with their current financial situation and unsureabout their future needs. Nearly one-third said they don't know howto achieve their financial goals.

Although 90 percent of families agree that having enough lifeinsurance is one of their financial goals, one-third of respondentssaid it was a goal they hadn't met. Married women were more likelyto feel like they didn't have enough insurance to cover theirfamilies than married men, and over half of the women surveyed saidthey would favor an annual or biannual insurance check-up. Just 44percent of men supported such a measure.

"The recession has been hard on middle-income Americans, withmany indicating that they have not made any progress or fallenbehind on their financial goals," Nilufer Ahmed, senior researchdirector for LIMRA Markets Research, said in a press release. "Yet,the women we surveyed seemed to be more receptive to listening tofinancial services representatives for the tools and advice neededto achieve their financial goals."

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