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woman, man at computer Couples typically each have funds to contribute to retirement, and share the tasks that must be done—particularly if one partner is ill or neither one can handle all the chores alone. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The shopping trend of Singles’ Day may have started in China, but the trend of singlehood is global—and having repercussions that go far beyond online shopping. It could even end up threatening retirement.

Marlene Satter

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

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