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How Women Can Prepare For Retirement: A practical financial checklist for the future.

April 24th, 2020

Provided by Pamela J. Sams, CRPC®️ BFA™️ – NABBW’s Retirement Readiness Associate When our parents retired, living to 75 amounted to a nice long life, and Social Security was often supplemented by a pension. Today, the Social Security Administration (SSA) estimates that the average 65-year-old woman will live to age 86½. 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-year or even 40-year retirement? Don’t laugh; it could happen. The SSA projects that about 33%... Read More

Year-End Special

December 14th, 2010

Year-End Special By Barbara E. Friesner My father used to quip:  What do you get the person who has everything?  A box to put it in. Oddly enough – that’s not such a bad suggestion!  Especially now when you’re helping them get rid of stuff! The kind of box doesn’t necessarily matter. What matters is what you put into it. Once I gave my mother a Mother’s Day card that said something to the effect of:  “I may have been a difficult child but I never deliberately stepped on a crack.”  My mother read the card and looked at me and it was obvious that she totally... Read More

The Silent Generation – Another Key to the Eldercare Code

November 29th, 2010

The Silent Generation – Another Key to the Eldercare Code By Barbara E. Friesner, NABBW’s Eldercare Expert My first article for the National Association of Baby Boomer Women was exactly 5 years ago (which staggers me!!)    That first article was about our Vicky-D (Victorian/Depression era generation) parents who are now about 85 years old and up – born roughly between 1905 and 1925. I mentioned that Vicky-D’s are generally (and I say generally because what is true for most is not true for all.  Other factors – such as region of country, raised in the city or country, economic... Read More

Have You Had That Conversation With Your Aging Parents?

September 22nd, 2010

We want our parents to use computers and the internet. The good news is that more and more of them are. The bad news is that an alarming number of them are also falling prey to identity thieves and internet scammers. I\’m sure you\’ve seen them – emails from banks, credit card companies, and stores that say that there is some problem with your account. They may tell you there has been fraudulent or suspicious activity and you have to confirm your information. Some will threaten to suspend or close your account or report you to the credit bureau if you do not respond. Then they tell... Read More