Women’s confidence in their ability to plan for retirement hasreached a three-year high, with 69 percent of women rating theirconfidence level as good or very good. In addition, for the firsttime in three years, women’s confidence is on par with men’s (71percent of men rate their confidence as good or very good).

A new survey, commissioned by online investing firm Scottrade, Inc., shows that women’ssavings tactics differ from men’s. More women are finding ways toincrease their cash flow during retirement. Forty percent of womenhave structured their portfolios to include investments that willgenerate income during retirement, compared to 30 percent of men.And just over half (51 percent) of women say that generating incomeduring retirement is more important to them now than it was oneyear ago.

In addition, more women have started to save for retirement thanmen (79 percent of women vs. 74 percent of men), and women are morelikely to feel that they are saving enough for retirement (22percent of women vs. 16 percent of men).

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