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Women & Money: Social Security And WomenSocial Security is synonymous with retirement income but it is much more.
Women & Money: The Retirement Income GapCongresswoman Carolyn Maloney says, “Lower pay throughout their working lives means that women contribute less to retirement plans, receive lower pensions and lower Social Security benefits. The result is that women have substantially less income than men in retirement and are much more likely to live in poverty as they grow older.”
Women & Money: The Pay GapAfter the great Depression of the 30s and during World War II many women needed to work to support their families. Companies found they could pay the women less than they had paid the men.
Women & Money: Bag Lady SyndromeFor many women their biggest fear is that they will be penniless and homeless in old age and not be able to afford food, shelter and medical care. They fear being a bag lady.
More Money Regrets: Not Updating Beneficiary DesignationsBeneficiary designations are unique in that upon your death the asset passes to the named individuals on the account and they will bypass any will or trust that may be in place. Make sure they are up to date!
More Money Regrets: Borrowing From Your Retirement PlanMost 401(k) plans and some 403(b) and 457 plans allow the participant to borrow from their plan...but should you?
More Money Regrets: Not Checking Your Credit StatsAccording to Bankrate.com, 35% of consumers have never checked their credit report even though it is free.
More Money Regrets: I Am Going To Live ForeverWe are all going to die. We just don’t know when. So it's not about what you have done, it’s about what you haven't.
More Money Regrets: No Emergency FundMore money regrets this week! According to the Economist, nearly half of American households said they could not cover an unexpected $400 expense without borrowing or selling something!
Money Regrets: Not Enough Saved For CollegeEarlier this month we discussed ways to save for college and I heard from listeners looking for ways to make up for lost time. They had not saved enough or anything in some cases.
Money Regrets: Not Saving Enough For RetirementI heard from retirees who had wished they had met me when they were 25. They regretted not starting to save for retirement until they were older.
Money Regrets: Credit Card DebtCredit cards seems to be an area where many consumers make really dumb moves. It is so easy to misuse what’s in your wallet.

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