Women spend less than half of adult life in marriage- implications for retirement

A study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found that the average US woman now will spend less than half of her adult life as part of a married couple. This “has significant implications for financial planning,” the study’s authors note. (8/21/17 Retirement Security Smartbrief). Do Women Still Spend Most of Their…

Tax time is the time to act on retirement savings!

It’s time to feed your “Financial Freedom Fund.” The federal government (under previous administrations… not sure how long this great deal will last….) offers a tax credit to help workers boost their retirement accounts. “The Retirement Savings Contribution Credit, aka the Saver’s Credit, is a tax credit that may be applied to the first $2,000…

How to Save for Retirement When You’re Self-Employed

Writer Abby Hayes explains the importance of starting early to invest for retirement and the options available for the self-employed. Whether self-employment is your only source of income or a supplement to a job, learn about the options and get started today. See: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/on-retirement/articles/2016-10-26/how-to-save-for-retirement-when-youre-self-employed Source: Financial Planning for Women

Understanding Social Security: 35 years of earnings

While many Americans have strong opinions about Social Security, and too many people falsely believe that it won’t be there for them due to irresponsible media reports and irresponsible politicians, this blog attempts to educate people about the realities of Social Security. The Squared Away Blog from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College,…