1. Where will my retirement income come from? Many retirees receive income from 4 main sources. 1 1) Personal savings and investments 2) Earned income 3) Company pension benefits 4) Social Security income 2. How much will my income need to increase to keep up with the cost of living? The annual increase in the cost of living (as measured by the Consumer Price Index 2 ) has fluctuated but has averaged between 2% and 3% over the past 30 years. Financial professionals recommend that retirees compensate for inflation when preparing retirement income projections. 3. If inflation averages 3%, how […]
It’s not all about the money. Yes, money is important, but the quality of life determines how happy you are in retirement. Seven things you can start on today to live a happier retirement. Zig Ziglar once said that “Money isn’t everything, but it sure ranks right up there with oxygen.” While having more money than you need in retirement is comforting, more and more of the 80+ million boomers that are marching into retirement are realizing that it’s not all about the money that makes for a happy retirement. This report will highlight six areas that you can target […]
In 1809, Mary Kies became the first American woman to hold a U.S. patent in her own name for her original way to weave straw with silk. In 1825, Rebecca Lukens became the first female CEO of an industrial company in the United States, and was inducted into the National Business Hall of Fame in 1994. In 1839, Mississippi passed the Married Women’s Property Act, which gradually strengthened women’s claims to ownership and financial independence. Just think, this was all before women were even allowed to vote! Women have been more than involved in business and […]
Women & Wealth Series – 1 of 10 When asked what financial advice women would pass on to their daughters or granddaughters, the top answer given was… “Don’t depend on others for your financial security.” What should you do? Take an active role in your own financial future. Make sure you are involved in your family investment planning and financial planning decisions. From my perspective as a Personal Wealth Manager, it’s quite unfortunate that many women aren’t involved until there’s a death, divorce, job loss, illness or other event that thrusts them into financial disaster planning mode.