Women tend to stress out more than men when it comes to retirement, but they also report more positive experiences in retirement, such as enjoying new opportunities, spending time with friends and family and deciding what they want to do next.

“We know that women often experience high levels of stress before retirement as they juggle both professional and family responsibilities,” says Elaine Sarsynski, executive vice president of MassMutual Retirement Services. “We are learning that the stress women feel often carries over into retirement. But we’re also hearing that women often make more of their retirement opportunities and experiences than men.”

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