Across the board, clear majorities of women understand that greater financial knowledge can help create more security in life.

Nearly two-thirds (62%) of women express strong interest in learning more about finances and retirement planning.

Majorities of women say becoming recently divorced or widowed made them realize the importance of being financially aware and independent. The number-one topic that women most want to learn about is how to have their preferred lifestyle in retirement (chosen by 85% of all women).

Still, about 12% of all women say they have not yet begun saving for retirement - a lack of action with potentially huge implications for the future.

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