Married people save more for retirement and are more confident they will be able to retire, according to ING's "Marriage and Money" research report.

The study found that married individuals independently saved $40,000 more for retirement, on average, than their single counterparts. Married individuals also saved about $11,000 more for retirement than people who got divorced.

Men benefited from marriage the most, saving 51 percent more than single men and 8 percent more than divorced men.

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