Successful Retirement Planning Strategies For Women

September 27, 2015 | By Steven DiGregorio

Everyone faces similar challenges in planning for their long-term financial goals, such as a successful retirement.

But women seem to have a few unique obstacles to overcome. Fortunately, through a well conceived financial plan and implementing a solid strategy, women can alleviate those obstacles:

  • Longer life expectancies – Women on average live seven years longer than men which means they need to plan for a longer, more independent retirement.
  • Lower earnings: – According to Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER), men are out-earning women at an average of 23 cents on the dollar. Lower earnings result in less money contributed to retirement plans and social security.
  • More time out of the workforce – Women typically are the caregivers. They may spend time out of the work force to raise a family or care for ailing parents or other relatives. This time away can potentially negatively impact the raises and promotions. To compound this, while they are out of the workforce, women are not contributing to their pension, other retirement plans or social security which means they end up with less in savings than men.

Creating a retirement plan will help women to feel more in control of their finances and give them confidence about achieving their long-term financial goals.  There are a couple of steps women can take:

  • Educate yourself by reading and attending workshops.
  • Review your credit usage and reduce any unnecessary debt.
  • Take an active role in your investments including your retirement plans.
  • Invest for long-term growth, being balanced in your risk tolerance.
  • Maximize your contributions to your retirement plan.
  • Consider working with a financial planner.

Remember, you are in control of your financial future. Careful planning and putting a long term strategy in place can go a long way towards overcoming the obstacles, achieving your long term retirement goals and living the retirement lifestyle you desire.

 

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Please note that the content of this blog does not constitute tax advice and is only intended for the educational purpose of the reader.  Please consult your tax advisor for specifics regarding your circumstances.

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Steven M DiGregorio is President of Compass Asset Management Group, LLC and an Investment Advisor Representative with Spire Wealth Management, LLC a Federally Registered Investment Advisory Firm.  Securities offered through an affiliated company Spire Securities, LLC a Registered Broker/Dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.

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STEVEN M DIGREGORIO is President of Compass Asset Management Group, LLC and an Investment Advisor Representative with Spire Wealth Management, LLC.
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