Even though their financial health may have been seriously impaired by the economic downturn, most couples are not in agreement when it comes to their retirement plans, Fidelity found in a survey of 502 married couples between the ages of 45 and 72. To qualify, they had to have household income of at least $75,000 and investable assets of $100,000 or more.

Only 38% make decisions together about their retirement savings plans and only 15% are confident that in the event of their own death their partner would be able to assume financial responsibility.

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