3 Things Women Need to Know to Increase Social Security Benefits

  The more you understand the financial challenges for women in retirement, the more you realize we are still discriminated against in our society. Even though it may not be as intentional as it once was, the following factors continue to diminish Social Security and pension benefits for women. Which is why we women need […]

Women, Money & Prosperity – Book Review

A Sister's Perspective on How to Retire Well

Women Money & Prosperity - Book Review

Happy National Book Lovers Day! Oh how I love any book that teaches women how to create prosperity for their retirement years. I just finished reading Women, Money & Prosperity, written by Donna M. Phelan, MBA. I found it to be both motivating and informative for women who want to master their finances so they […]

How to not run out of money in retirement

Patti Fagan, Award-Winning Financial Coach for Women

Contrary to what you may have heard about annuities, they’re not all bad. In fact, the new hybrid ones can be a powerful component to your retirement portfolio. David Swenson, Chief Investment Officer at Yale University, and the expert interviewed for this article, How to not run out of money in retirement believes it would […]

Women’s Top 3 Financial Concerns

Patti Fagan Award-Winning Financial Coach

I wanted to share a few tidbits regarding women and retirement concerns that just came across my desk. According to the Administration on Aging, 70% of female baby boomers are expected to outlive their husbands, and many will live as widows for 15 to 20 years. According to a Russell Investments survey of women (Nov. 2013), […]