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In my last column I talked about the gender gap between men and women in their knowledge and confidence of key financial concepts and the risks this gap poses for employers in delayed retirement and health care costs. I also promised to provide some best practices for avoiding these risks and potentially saving employers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Since then, we’ve published our Q2 2011 research on Employee Financial Trends and continue to see women picking up the pace in improving their financial situations and focusing on longer-term goals like retirement. This is encouraging considering that there are more women working today and therefore more women at high risk of not being able to retire on time.

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