Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Boomer wife bored by financial matters? Have her read this.
Old 07-25-2006, 10:14 AM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
mickeyd's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: South Texas~29N/98W
Posts: 5,664
Boomer wife bored by financial matters? Have her read this.

My DW is as smart as they come however she takes about 60 minutes per year to review her financial position and that is usually only when I prompt/cajole/insist action. This article got her to become more proactive in this area, and I thought that it may help any of you folks who find yourself in a simular situation.

Unfortunately, boomer women face unique risk factors that previous generations did not:* they live longer, marriages are less stable than before, many have been single parents (creating additional financial responsibilities for them), and many are solely responsible for the care giving of aging relatives.* Women in general continue to face prevalent financial challenges that men do not, including prevalent earnings disparity (76% of what men make for equal job), sex discrimination and inadequate health insurance coverage.* All of these risks, compounded, have resulted in a large part of our aging population facing a frighteningly difficult retirement.

Part-Owner of Texas

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx

In dire need of: faster horses, younger woman, older whiskey, more money.
mickeyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bored bored bored bored bored... malakito Young Dreamers 35 02-07-2005 04:19 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:13 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.