The Long Run: Women and Retirement
For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.
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Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right.
Without even realizing it, most people are familiar with protection-first thinking. If you remember travelling on an airplane in a not too distant past, you would recall this important point in the safety demonstrations “In the event of sudden decompression, secure your own oxygen mask before helping others.”
When people save, it brings life rewards. But sometimes after being on your best money behavior for a long time, you want to cut loose and spend. It can happen whether you’ve been saving to buy a home, rejoined the workforce or survived a global pandemic.