The key to a successful marriage is communication, and planning for retirement is no exception. As it turns out, this is yet another bone of contention between husbands and wives.

More than 30% of 500 couples born between 1937 and 1964 that Fidelity Investments surveyed gave completely different answers when asked what age they will retire, what kind of lifestyle they will lead in retirement or whether they will continue working during those years. And only 23% said they jointly oversee their finances.

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