Working women over 70 caught in the retirement trap

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/253544_grayingpoverty27.html

At 74, Marie Maes is scrambling to find work.

Even though she spent four decades working in Colorado hospitals and Seattle nursing homes, the veteran licensed practical nurse lives just above the poverty line on little more than $12 a day after she pays her rent.

She is among a near-record and growing number of women working well into their 70s, thanks to smaller Social Security checks, shorter careers, smaller pensions, longer life spans than men and bad financial planning….


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