Archive | women and retirement

Occupy Retirement! Baby Boomers Retiring; Glum, Happy

By Susan Klopfer, Speaker and Author Baby Boomers reaching retirement age. DO YOU HEAR a growing rumble in the distance? Chalk it up to the coming the Baby Boomer Express, an enormous number of older folks in this country getting ready to retire. Just three years ago, Boomers began turning 65, took their IRAs and […]

Not Many American Workers ‘Somewhat Confident’ On Retirement Plans

JILL B, A JUST TURNED 64- year-old, pre-retiree, admits she is “a little afraid” of what’s to come when the topic of financial security rears its head in friendly conversations. “I probably would be more afraid if I actually KNEW what’s coming,” she nervously laughs. Jill and her friends always thought The American Dream was […]

Retirement Planning; You, Me and the Department of Labor

You, Me and the Labor Department’s Top 10 Ways To Prepare For Retirement Financial security in retirement doesn’t just happen. It takes planning and commitment and, yes, money. Facts Fewer than half of Americans have calculated how much they need to save for retirement. In 2009, 13 percent of private industry workers with access to […]