Single? Married? How Relationship Status Impacts Your Money Mindset

Relationship status — whether single, married, divorced, or widowed — plays a major role in women's financial behaviors, new study shows.

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Single? Partnered? Widowed? Relationship status plays a big role in how women think about and manage their money, as demonstrated in a new study from financial services organization Equitable.

Equitable employed an independent research firm to survey more than 1,200 U.S. women, ages 18 to 77. The study, "Women, Money and Relationships," explores how single, married/partnered, divorced or widowed women manage their finances. 

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Kathryn Pomroy

For the past 18+ years, Kathryn has highlighted the humanity in personal finance by shaping stories that identify the opportunities and obstacles in managing a person's finances. All the same, she’ll jump on other equally important topics if needed. Kathryn graduated with a degree in Journalism and lives in Duluth, Minnesota. She joined Kiplinger in 2023 as a contributor.