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Surprising Study Reveals Successful Women Fear Becoming Bag Ladies


Financial security is a goal a lot of women have accomplished, but many still think they’re head for the poorhouse.

A new poll has found that 49% of women fear they’ll become a bag lady. This news comes despite the fact 60% say they are the breadwinner in their home and 27% earn more than $200,000 annually.

About 2,200 women earning at least $30,000 a year between the ages of 25 and 75 took part in the study.

Here’s a breakdown of who is afraid they’ll wind up completely broke:

  • 54% of divorcees
  • 47% of widows
  • 43% of married women

It seems to be a double edge sword, too, because while poverty is a real concern, so is prosperity. Forty-two percent of respondents think women who stand on their own financially intimidate men and end up alone, while 31% say women who are financially independent have trouble relating to other women and don’t have a lot of friends.

[Business Wire]

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