Wives, You don’t have to be a statistic

Wives, You don’t have be a statistic

In a recent survey, two hundred and forty-six women, age seventy and younger, who became widowed within the past five years were interviewed. These women owned assets of $50,000 to $1 million. This survey was completed for the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) and funded by the American Council of Life Insurers. Among […]

Inspiring Teacher Quotes in Honor of Teacher Appreciation Day

Inspiring Teacher Quotes - blog post by Award-Winning Financial Coach Patti Fagan

  This week on the blog, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, I’m sharing some of my favorite teacher quotes. My work in the financial services industry became immensely meaningful in 2008, when I first started doing retirement planning for school teachers. I had the honor of facilitating Lunch ‘n Learn workshops for educators at […]

We need to fix the money thing!

April is National Financial Literacy Month

April is National Financial Literacy Month

Thirty-three percent of Americans have nothing saved for retirement. Fifty-six have saved less than $10,000 for retirement. In 2003, the United States Senate declared April Financial Literacy Month. That’s because there’s a huge need for people to get wise about finances. They need to learn effective strategies to prepare for retirement. Financial literacy starts with […]

How our retirement system discriminates against women

Ladies, Here’s an eye-opening article that talks about a major financial crisis we face as women. According to studies, we have a greater chance than men of living in poverty due to financial challenges that impact retirement savings. The article does a nice job of listing the key factors involved. Such as the longevity issue: […]

April is Financial Literacy Month – Why Financial Education Matters

Patti Fagan, Award-Winning Financial Coach

April is National Financial Literacy Month. What’s your plan for a safe and secure retirement? This Forbes article speaks to the need for hard-working Americans to make financial literacy a priority. It cites a gobankingrate.com survery, which states: 50% of Americans have less than $1000 in savings   What are these people supposed to do […]

The cost of healthcare for women in retirement

Patti Fagan, Award-Winning Financial Coach for women

As someone who is passionate about educating women about finances in retirement, I spend a lot of time reading articles online. This one, entitled Healthcare for Women: A Great Challenge in Retirement is a good one because it spells out the actual financial challenges women face in retirement, regarding healthcare costs. According to retirement experts, […]

International Women’s Day: 25 Best Quotes on Women Money & Power

Today is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. History of International Women’s Day The first National Women’s Day was observed in 1909 across the United States. The first Women’s Day around the globe was observed in 1910. (Source)  : http://www.internationalwomensday.com/About) Since my passion is writing […]