This year we’re celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8.
In 1920, women fought for the right to vote. In 1974, single and divorced women were finally able to secure a credit card without needing a male cosigner.
The Founder of The American Red Cross was a woman.1 The person who created your family game night favorite, Jenga, was a woman.2 For the first time in U.S. history, the Vice President of the United States is a woman.3
While we’ve made many strides, this day reminds us that there is still a long way to go to ensure equality for all women everywhere. Take time today to appreciate the women in your life and the hard work they do. It does not go unnoticed. The sacrifices women make have many benefits, but it also leads to an increased need for a plan during those post-work and post-child rearing years.
Retirement for women continues to be different than it typically is for men. In our workshop this month, we are going to address challenges that specifically impact women when they retire. For example, not only do women combat that pesky pay gap, they also seem to save less for retirement than their male counterparts. Not only that, women, on average, outlive men! We'll discuss why it's important to have a written plan for your money, healthcare, and wellbeing during this next stage of life. You can register for any of our upcoming events on our website or by calling our office today.