Women are unique in what they need and want from financial advice; yet they face similar challenges throughout each stage of their lives.
All investors must grapple with complex questions when facing the prospect of retirement: How will the markets affect my portfolio? How healthy will I be? What am I not thinking of that might send a shock wave through my plans?
Such questions assume more importance for women due to a variety of compounding factors:
What can women do to overcome these retirement challenges? Plenty, if they make smart moves at every stage of life. This guide examines how women’s challenges evolve over the decades as they prepare for retirement, and offers ideas for action steps they can take at any age—from their twenties to their seventies and beyond.
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2 OECD. Expected years in retirement. Society at a Glance 2014: OECD Social Indicators. s.l.: OECD Publishing. 2014.
3 Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar. On My Own Two Feet. 2007.