In the Media: Alumna Catherine Collinson Talks Women’s Retirement on CNBC

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Not only do women make less money than men, but they are more likely to take time out of the workforce to care for children or parents, thereby lessening their overall lifetime earnings. This can have severe implications for women’s retirement, and it turns out, women haven’t been saving enough.

Scripps alumna Catherine Collinson ’85, CEO and president of the Transamerica Institute and the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, was featured in a CNBC article on women and retirement on March 9.

Collinson says it’s never too late to make a plan and urges women to be realistic about their financial future.

“Take that 15 or 20 minutes to crunch the numbers and estimate how much you will need to save,” she told CNBC. “The number that comes back may be very scary, however, it’s impossible to chart a course or a roadmap if you don’t have a destination in mind.”

For the full story, including savings advice and understanding Social Security benefits, go to