We recently celebrated my dad’s 85th birthday, and my mom will turn 80 in January. They live in their own home and are managing their day-to-day activities and financial affairs with admirable fervor and zest.
Historically speaking, your financial adviser’s job has always been to help you reach your financial goals. If you wanted to retire, travel or buy that vacation home, you were only to set your goal, and your adviser would tell you how to get there.
We miss the profound depth to financial thriving when we focus solely on getting better rates of return, maximizing Social Security, mitigating risk, diversifying assets or addressing draw down rates – the traditional talk of financial advisors.
Women are natural givers – sometimes to our detriment – and as such we need to understand the safe boundaries (how to help, not hurt) around sharing what we have.
It is 97 degrees out today, and a girlfriend and I are getting on the river. I am blessed to live in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, with outdoor amenities at my fingertips.
Ladies, when you “dis” something you mentally degrade or put it down. This can hinder you from using your financial resources in retirement to fulfill your unique version of true wealth.
In 2017, there were about 11.64 million widows and about 3.28 widowers in the United States. For everyone, social security is part of your retirement paycheck, and you want to make sure you are maximizing the amount you receive.
Spring is in the air. I am getting ready to start my outdoor gardening, and I know there is a lot of work to do before I will harvest the bounty. As I do this, I can’t help but feel that the same is true with our monetary lives.