Women and Retirement Want to be Smarter With Your Money? Join our mailing list and get news and info to support your financial goals. First Name Last Name Email Address Thank you! Oops! Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men. Share | Related Content Retirement Redefined Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting. What Is a Stretch IRA? If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations. Retirement Plan Distributions There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.