Most retirees say that all four pillars—health, family, purpose, and finances—are crucial to optimal well-being in retirement, which makes sense to me. And retirees, when compared with younger Americans, are far more likely to say that “having a sense of purpose” in life is essential to achieve peak well-being (69% vs. 55%).
Nearly 7 in 10 workers expect working for pay to be a source of retirement income —68% expect this to be at least a minor source of income in retirement, compared with 23% of retirees who report this as an actual source of retirement income.
“Small-business owners and even those with a side gig may benefit from a small-business credit card,” says Gerri Detweiler, education director for Nav, which supplies free credit research and tools for small-business owners. “It can help them keep track of spending and make tax-time easier.” And, Detweiler added, the cards often offer lucrative rewards.
In January 2021, 275,000 women dropped out of the labor force, amounting to roughly 80% of all workers over the age 20 who exited the workforce last month. The total number of women who have exited the labor force since February 2020 comes to more than 2.3 million. By comparison, nearly 1.8 million men have left the labor force during this same time frame.
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The workplace is transforming before our eyes. And jobs are the story, as populations world-wide continue to age and confront the impact of longevity and financial security.
The USC researchers also found that women were more likely than men to have been overly optimistic about retirement-benefits expectations. As a result, men “are more likely to save more and reach retirement better prepared,” the authors wrote.
Ageism is alive and well in the workplace. It’s not going anywhere. It’s been here––it’s like the last ism that people don’t like to talk about it that much. They say, “Oh, we don’t have that in our company.”
Look at saving as making an investment in your future self. It’s self-care. You’re saving for “living,” not “retirement.” To me, that’s a better way to frame it, especially when retirement is a fuzzy concept at best.
“No question or issue is too big or too small,” Rebecca Wiggins, AFCPE’s executive director, says. “People can come if they just have questions, want to finally get some assistance to make a realistic budget or if they are really struggling and don’t know where to even start.”