Women and Money
By Linda L. Gardner
“But honey, you have to understand: I’ve always been a kept woman!” My long-time client whispered those words to me as she struggled to come to grips with losing her spouse of more than 40 years. “The only checks I’ve ever written were for running the household – my husband always took care of everything – investments, insurance, taxes and everything else! I don’t know what we have. I don’t know where anything is. I just don’t know where to start!”
Unfortunately, this situation is not uncommon among many couples – whether married or in long term committed relationship. When the one who handles the finances dies or leaves the relationship, the second person can be left floundering as they try to find the pieces and understand the puzzle.
Other comments I hear repeatedly in one form or another:
“Ok, so there is no prince charming coming to the rescue. I guess it’s time to get my future figured out.”
“I’m saving everything I can, but I still don’t know whether I’ll have enough to get by in retirement.”
Women, Wealth & Retirement is a timely class that addresses these questions and more to help you take charge of your finances and your future. Don’t leave it up to chance! In just 3 hours you’ll learn about the 4 biggest retirement planning mistakes; 8 financial risks women may face; investment markets go up & down – how you can manage that; and much more! Attendees will receive informative hand-outs and the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one strategy session with your instructor. This class is a don’t miss opportunity–August 16
Read Linda’s article, Tips for Women Facing Retirement Alone.