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WOMEN IN TRANSITION BLOG

Financial Fraudsters Preying on Boomers & Elders

Financially Secure Women Need to be Especially Careful   If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you are in or near retirement, it is a safe bet that you would like more yield from your investments rather than less. That truth...

What Women Shouldn't Retire Without

A Practical Financial Checklist for the Future 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 estimates that today’s average...

A Retirement Gender Gap

Why a middle-class woman may end up less ready to retire than a middle-class man. What is the retirement outlook for the average fifty-something working woman? As a generalization, less sunny than that of a man in her age group.

Bag Lady Syndrome

You must avoid it. Think about tomorrow, not just today. No woman wants to end up a “bag lady” – impoverished, out of options, left to fend for herself on the streets. Only a tiny percentage of women from affluent households will experience this...

The Risk of Being a Suddenly Single Woman

Contending with the possibility of widowhood... On average, women outlive their husbands. According to the Social Security Administration’s estimate, the average 65-year-old woman will outlive the average 65-year-old man by more than two years,...