Women Have Greater Retirement Needs

By | 2017-11-20T23:07:04+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Retirement Planning|

 

It’s well known that on the average woman lives up to seven years. longer than men. This means that they have a greater need for retirement planning since they will be retired longer, and will need more funds.

The problem is that many women, during their prime earning years, bring home 70% of the dollars that a man in the same position earns. And  women who worked part-time or left jobs to raise families may also have  fewer resources at retirement age. Widowhood or illnesses also have  drastic impacts on retirement funds.

Financial advisors agree that you’ll need 60- 90% of pre-retirement  income to pay for each year of your retirement so that you may  enjoy the same lifestyle you have today. Sadly, close to 45% of Americans over age 65 live on less than $15,000 a year and only 34% have annual  incomes over $25,000, including Social Security. This is more a factor of  failing to plan, rather than planning to fail financially. A sound retirement plan can help secure a more comfortable future- financially and  emotionally. Married couples need to consider the wife’s financial security during  retirement, in the likely event that she outlives her husband. For women who are single, retirement funding must also be a priority. Where will your retirement income come from? Once work ends, one must carefully plan for  retirement income. Retirement annuities designed to offer guaranteed  income for the rest of your lifetime, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), 401K plans and using life insurance as an endowment vehicle are a few  instruments to explore when creating a retirement plan.

Since each individual’s financial needs and risk tolerance differ, doesn’t it make sense to meet  with someone who specializes in Retirement Financial planning, such as a Certified Retirement Financial Advisor (CRFA)?

Many women consider the safety and security of an annuity to provide the needed long term guaranteed income retirement can demand.

 

About the Author:

Rick J. Hahn

Rick has helped thousands of people find the safest approach to a stable and satisfactory retirement. Rick is a Certified Retirement Financial Advisor (CRFA), has been advising retirees for over two decades in Safe Money and Lifetime Income strategies. Web Site: safeharborfinancial.retirevillage.com