two happy retiree couplesAlthough their retirement worries are similar, regardless of age,preparation for retirement differs considerably from married andpartnered people to singles.(Photo: Getty)

Regardless of which generation they are, married couples orthose with partners do better at accumulating wealth, winning higher incomes and saving forretirement, and they're also more likely tohave a positive attitude toward their finances.

Such are the findings in a study from the Society of Actuaries, which alsofinds that singles are far more focused on getting bywithout running out of money and paying down debt.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.