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“How to Retire On Your Own Terms: Tips Especially for Women” Is Our December 2021 NABBW Financial Planning Podcast, Featuring Pamela J. Sams, CRPC, BFA, MBA and Trusted Advisor to Professional Women

December 17th, 2021

Here Are the Details for the Zoom Podcast: Topic: How to Retire On Your Own Terms: Tips for Women Time: Dec 23, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) It’s EASY To Join the Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/6912275153?pwd=eHB2K1dNTFJLSUdieW9xdzFZWW5Ndz09 Meeting ID: 691 227 5153 Passcode: 470131  Read More

Should You Care What the Financial Markets Do Each Day? Focusing on Your Strategy During Turbulent Times.

March 23rd, 2020

Provided by Pamela J. Sams, CRPC, BFA, NABBW’s Retirement Readiness Associate Investors are people, and people are often impatient. No one likes to wait in line or wait longer than they have to for something, especially today when so much is just a click or two away. This impatience also manifests itself in the financial markets. When stocks slip, for example, some investors grow uneasy. Their impulse is to sell, get out, and get back in later. If they give in to that impulse, they may effectively pay a price. Across the 30 years ended December 31, 2018, the Standard & Poor’s 500 posted... Read More

Retirement and Adult Children: Supporting family can put a crimp in your strategy

May 20th, 2019

Provided by Pamela J. Sams, CRPC, NABBW’s Retirement Planning Associate Families are one of the great joys in life, and part of the love you show to your family is making sure that their basic needs are met. While that’s only to be expected from birth through the high school years, many households are helping their offspring well into their twenties and beyond. However, you may have concerns that your adult children have come to depend on you too much. On the other hand, you may have given more than you planned, to the point where you are dipping into your retirement savings. If that’s... Read More

What Women Shouldn’t Retire Without: A practical financial checklist for the future.

May 29th, 2018

Provided by Pamela J. Sams, CRPC, NABBW’s Retirement Planning Associate When our parents retired, living to 75 amounted to a nice long life, and Social Security was often supplemented by a pension. The Social Security Administration (SSA) estimates that today’s average 65-year-old female will live to age 86.6. Given these projections, it appears that a retirement of 20 years or longer might be in your future.1,2 Are you prepared for a 20-year retirement? How about a 30- or 40-year retirement? Don’t laugh; it could happen. The SSA projects that about 25% of today’s 65-year-olds will... Read More

A Retirement Income Roadmap for Women

March 11th, 2013

By Pamela J. Sams, CRPC NABBW’s Retirement Planning for Women Expert More women are working and taking charge of their own retirement planning than ever before. What does retirement mean to you? Do you dream of traveling? Pursuing a hobby? Volunteering your time, or starting a new career or business? Simply enjoying more time with your grandchildren? Whatever your goal, you\’ll need a retirement income plan that\’s designed to support the retirement lifestyle that you envision, and minimize the risk that you\’ll outlive your savings. When will you retire? Establishing a... Read More

A Women’s Guide to Healthcare in Retirement

November 19th, 2012

Why Women Need Life Insurance By Pamela J. Sams, CRPC NABBW’s Retirement Planning for Women Expert At any age, health care is a priority. But when you retire, you should probably focus more on health care than ever before. This is especially true for women. Women live longer, develop certain chronic conditions (e.g., osteoporosis) at a higher rate than men, and are more apt to experience medical limitations that directly affect their daily activities. That\’s why it\’s particularly important for women to factor in the cost of health care, including long-term care, as part of... Read More

Why Women Need Life Insurance

September 15th, 2012

Why Women Need Life Insurance By Pamela J. Sams, CRPC NABBW’s Retirement Planning for Women Expert Today, women have more financial responsibilities than ever before. How will your family or loved ones manage financially if you die? Whether you are single, married, employed, or a stay-at-home mom, you probably need life insurance. At the very least, life insurance can help pay for the costs of funeral and burial services, estate administration, outstanding debts, estate taxes, and the uninsured expenses of a final illness. Who needs life insurance? Working women Increasingly, families... Read More

Women and the Retirement Ripple Effect

July 29th, 2012

Women and the Retirement Ripple Effect By Pamela J. Sams, CRPC NABBW’s Retirement Planning for Women Expert Women today are an integral part of our economy and key financial decision-makers in their families. In the last 40 years, women\’s incomes have risen more than 60% according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and women control 51% of the private wealth in America1. Despite this influence, there are certain factors distinct to women that create challenging retirement realities for them. As a group, lower wages on average and more time spent out of the workforce than men... Read More

Financial Challenges of Caring for an Aging Parent or Parents

July 29th, 2012

Financial Challenges of Caring for an Aging Parent or Parents By Pamela J. Sams, CRPC NABBW’s Retirement Planning for Women Expert It was your parents who made sure the tooth fairy never forgot you, and took care of all the bumps and bruises of childhood. They were taking the pictures when you graduated from high school, and later when you married. When you gave them grandchildren, you could see them glow with pride. Now, they are aging and unable to live alone. They need your help with some things and you are bringing them to live with you. The challenges are the same whether you assisting... Read More

Retirement Rules of Thumb

June 4th, 2012

Retirement Rules of Thumb By Pamela J. Sams, CRPC NABBW’s Retirement Planning for Women Expert Because retirement rules of thumb are guidelines designed for the average situation, they\’ll tend to be “wrong” for a particular retiree as often as they\’re “right.” However, rules of thumb are usually based on a sound financial principle, and can provide a good starting point for assessing your retirement needs. Here are four common retirement rules of thumb. The percentage of stock in a portfolio should equal 100 minus your age Financial professionals often... Read More