Retirement Specialist With Over 40 Years Of Retirement Planning Experience
Women have more opportunities today to achieve financial success than ever before.
Yet on their path to financial security, women often face obstacles that their male counterparts don’t. Let’s look at some of these challenges. First, women generally live longer than men. While that doesn’t sound like a problem, a longer life expectancy presents several financial challenges. It means women are likely to spend more years in retirement, so their retirement dollars will need to stretch further. A longer life expectancy also means women are more likely to need long-term care in their later years. And women who are married are likely to outlive their spouse, which means they’ll be responsible for all financial decisions, and ultimately responsible for the disposition of all marital assets.
Yet while women need their savings to last longer, they may face other challenges that can
make it more difficult to accumulate sufficient savings. For example, women generally earn less than men over the course of their working lives, for a variety of reasons. This can affect the amount of their overall savings, Social Security retirement benefits, and pensions.
Women are also much more likely to take time out of the workforce to raise children or to
care for elderly parents, which can have several financial consequences. In the short term, women lose a steady source of income, and possibly other valuable employee benefits like health and disability insurance. There’s also the opportunity cost that comes with taking time out of the workforce, which can affect career advancement. In the long term, many years out of the workforce can result in lower overall savings, and possibly lower Social Security retirement benefits. It also means women are more financially vulnerable in the event of an emergency or when facing an unexpected obstacle such as an illness, unplanned pregnancy, divorce, or loss of a spouse.
I specialize in keeping your retirement money safe. But every situation is unique & we need to do a complete evaluation. Contact me today for a no-obligation, free consultation to get you on track with your retirement goals.
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