Wells Fargo has studied women of all ages, those in their mid-20s to those who are already retired and in their 60s, and found women generally unprepared when it comes to financial planning. Women save less than men, often do not characterize themselves as the “primary” financial decision maker, and only "27% of women have confidence in the stock market as a place for investment gains for their savings, compared to 40% of men". This is a concern since women often outlive men and need to be able to take care of themselves. In response, Wells Fargo has started a blog for women, by women like Laurie Nordquist (pictured), Executive Vice President and Director for Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust, called beyondtoday to help with planning for the future. More interesting stats from the study can be found in the Business Wire press release.