The Case for Women Working Past 65

The Case for Women Working Past 65

Why striving to stay in the workforce a little longer may make financial sense.

Annual Financial To-Do List

What financial, business or life priorities do you need to address for 2014? Now is a good time to think about the investing, saving or budgeting methods you could employ toward specific objectives. Some year-end financial moves may prove crucial to the pursuit of those goals as well.

Women & Money Paralysis

 

There is an old belief that women are more cautious about money than men, and whether you believe that or not, both women and men may fall prey to a kind of money paralysis as they age – in which financial indecision is regarded as a form of “safety.”

What Women Should Not Retire Without

When our parents retired, living to 75 amounted to a nice long life and Social Security was often supplemented by a pension. How different things are today!  The good news is that life expectancy for women – as measured by the Centers for Disease Control – is now 81.1 years. The Social Security Administration estimates that the average 65-year-old woman today will live to age 86.  Given these projections, it appears that a retirement of 20 years or longer might be in your future.

Women Need to Take Charge of Their Money

Women Need to Take Charge of Their Money

Many women are in charge of their financial lives, and proudly so. Some have become their own financial captains as a result of life events; others have always steered their own ships. Even so, there are too many women who are left out of financial decision making – some by their own choice.

The 1995-96 Government Shutdown and Its Impact

The 1995-96 Government Shutdown and Its Impact

In late 1995, the economy had been expanding – similar to today. Stocks were on a tear: a powerful bull market had begun in 1992, and it was far from over. Between 1992 and 2000, the Dow rose about 7,800 points. In fact, it gained almost 3,000 points (about 75%) between January 1995 and March 1997.

Understanding the Markets

Understanding the Markets

If you stopped most people on the street, you’ll find they have only a hazy understanding of what most financial and economic terms signify or reference. If you’ve ever been left dizzy by the jargon of the financial world, here is a brief article that may help clarify some of the arcana.

Retirement Through Your Eyes

If you are like many baby boomers, your view of retirement is likely pragmatic compared to that of your parents. That doesn’t mean you have to have a “plain vanilla” tomorrow. Even if your retirement savings are not as great as you would prefer, you still have great potential to design the life you want.  With that in mind, here are some things to think about