Statistically speaking, we know women expect to outlive their husbands.
Harvard Health reported in 2016 that 57% of those ages 65 and up are female, while 67% of those who reach age 85 are women. The average woman lives five years longer than the average man in the U.S.
I wasn’t old enough to rent a car, but in my early 20s a major brokerage firm recruited me to become a stockbroker. I was excited until I figured out that I’d just committed to a career of telemarketing.