Women & Investing

 

 

 

Investing for retirement can be a challenge for anyone, but women, in particular, face many unique challenges when it comes to building a proper nest egg. Consider the following:

 

Women typically work fewer years than men. 
The average woman spends 12 of her working years outside the workforce caring for children and/or elderly parents. Women are also more likely to work part-time. (Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement, 2008)

 

Women live longer than men. 
At age 65, average life expectancy is nearly 20 years for American women and just over 17 years for men. Thirty percent of all women and almost 20 percent of men age 65 can expect to reach 90 (Social Security Administration, 2010)

This combination of pay inequities, reduced time in the workforce, and greater life expectancy means that many women find themselves behind the eight ball when it comes to their finances.

When selecting your investment professional, it's important to seek out a qualified and experienced team who places your needs first and who shares your values when it comes to investing.  I am privileged that the success of my practice is greatly defined by the women I serve.  I will work with widows and single professional women who are seeking guidance on planning and preserving their wealth.  I understand the unique needs of these individuals, and have built methodologies to support those needs.  I also understand the sensitivity and importance of working with a trustworthy financial professional who listens and understands your specific goals.   

I am here to help.  Let's talk.

 

1 BMOWealth Institute