Social Security

Fair Advice for Women (and Men)

“The fair is in October!”

That was the coach’s response to one of my high school teammates when he suggested that the wind sprints everyone was being asked to run after a loss weren’t fair. He didn’t understand why the whole team was being treated that way when only a few players had made errors or failed to come through with the game on the line.

So, when I saw a recent news story about how women are at a disadvantage to men when it comes to retirement savings, I could hear that old coach yelling in the back of my mind.

2017's IRA “Sell by” Date Fast Approaching    

It’s Monday morning and you have just mustered the energy to crawl out of bed to start your work week. You shuffle to the kitchen and open the pantry to grab a box of cereal, then you reach into the refrigerator for the milk. You fill your bowl with the flakes and milk and take a bite…YUCCHH!

Now fully awake you glance at the milk container to see that it expired sometime last week. We’ve all been there, right? Even if you don’t drink milk, you’ve probably done something similar with moldy bread, old lunch meat, or some other product.  But are you doing this with your retirement?