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A Woman’s Journey

Toward Financial Independence

  • The good news:

  • Women are more rational, often making them better investors1

  • Among full-time, full-year workers, females were more likely to participate in a retirement plan than males2

  • Women are now the leading or solo breadwinners in 40 percent of households3

14 Ways Women Are Better Investors Than Men, money.usnews.com, 12/17/13

2 Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) Fast Facts, November 26, 2013, #2573 Breadwinner Moms, pewsocialtrends.crg, 5/29/2013

59%women age 65 and older rely onSocial Securityfor more than half their income.3

Average yearly benefit:$12,1884

  • The bad news:

  • In a 2011 survey, less than 30% of women considered themselves “confident” investors.1

  • Women, on average, have saved less for retirement than men.2

1Girls Just want to Have Funds, http://online.wsj.com, 4/21/2011 2Institute for Women’s Policy Research Fact Sheet, iwpr.org, January 20123Social Security Administration, “Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2010,” Tables 9.B1, March 2012

4Social Security Is Important to Women, ssa.gov, February 2013

A Woman’s Unique Challenges

In general, women:

  • Earn less

  • Live longer

  • Spend fewer years in the work force

  • Must confront the “what-if” factor





A Woman’s Unique Challenges


Women Earn Less Than Men

  • Real median earnings of men and women age 15 and older who worked full-time, year-round







MEN: $49,398

WOMEN: $37,791

Data source: Institute for Women’s Policy Research, The Gender Wage Gap, www.iwpr.org, March 2013

A Woman’s Unique Challenges


Women Live Longer Than Men

  • By 2030, there will be 40 million women age 65 and older compared to 32 million men1

  • Women represent 83% of the population age 100+ years2

  • 1 Administration on Aging, September 20082Age & Sex Composition, 2010: 2010 Census Briefs, www.census.gov, issued May 2011

Life expectancy at age 65:

Female: 20 Years

Male: 18 Years







  • Data source: Health, United States, 2011, www.cdc.govLongevity data presented does not reflect mortality from birth statistics available from U.S. Census Bureau.

A Woman’s Unique Challenges


Women Spend Less Time in the Work Force

45%of female baby boomers don’t have a retirement strategy.1

1Women's Retirement Planning Woefully Inadequate, Study Finds, www.huffingtonpost.com, 3/26/13

A Woman’s Unique Challenges


Women Must Confront the “What-if” Factor:

What if…

  • I develop serious health problems?

  • I get divorced or am widowed?

  • I outlive my savings?

  • inflation gets worse?

A Woman’s Unique Challenges

Average expenditures per year for a married couple with no children1


The What-If Factor:What if My Husband Dies?

1 Data source: Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2012(U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013)

2 Data source:Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement, 5/06

Do you have a plan for how to pay for your ongoing expenses and make up for the lost income?

Overcoming Challenges






  • Identify and prioritizeyour goals

  • Start with a budget and develop a strategy

  • Focus on the fundamentals of investing

  • Talk to a financial professional

Overcoming Challenges


Identify and Prioritize Your Goals

  • Retirement

  • Housing

  • College education

  • Business

  • Passing on wealth

    What’s important to you?

Overcoming Challenges


Start with a Budget, Develop a Strategy

  • Little indulgences add up

  • Get rid of high-interest debt

  • Contribute the max to your 401(k)

  • Know where your retirement income is coming from

Overcoming Challenges


Start with a Budget, Develop a Strategy

Little Expenses Can Really Add Up

Savings Over 15-Year Period:

Do You:

What if You:

Brewed your own coffee at home 3 times per week?


  • Drink a gourmet coffee every morning?

Bought a treadmill?


  • Have a gym membership you don’t use?

  • Head for the closest ATM?


Used your bank’s or a no-fee ATM?

  • Go out for lunch every day during the week?

Brown-bagged your lunch?


Not have any money to savefor retirement?

Took the money you would have spent on all of these items and invested it?


Coffee example assumes the savings of $4.50 per latte, three times per week ($13.50). Gym example assumes the savings of $17.50 per week. ATM example assumes the savings of $12.50 per week. Lunch example assumes the savings of $37.00 per week. Retirement money example assumes the savings of $80.50 per week on all items. All of the above savings examples use the average annual rate of the S&P 500 Total Return (10.88%) for the past 75 years. Data Source: Morningstar Direct,1/14.

Past performance is not indicative of future results. For illustrative purposes only. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.

Overcoming Challenges

Additional Weekly Savings Can Really Add Up





From Age 25 to Age 65$285,107


(assumes 8% growth rate)

From Age 40 to Age 65$82,744

This hypothetical example is for illustrative purposes only and is not indicative of any particular investment. The final balances shown do not reflect any taxes or penalties that may be due upon distribution.

Overcoming Challenges


Focus on the Fundamentals of Investing

  • Understand the effects of inflation

  • Understand the effects of taxes

  • Know the advantages of diversification and equities

  • Don’t panic over the press



Focus on the Fundamentals of Investing

Focus on the Fundamentals of Investing

Assumes an initial investment of $10,000 on 1/31/50.

Assumes an initial investment of $10,000 on 1/31/50.



Average Annualized Returns

Average Annualized Returns















Data source: Thomson Reuters, 1/14.


Assumes no taxes or transaction costs. Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment.

The S&P 500 Index is a composite of 500 of the largest companies in the United States. Barclays Long Gov’t Index is based upon all publicly issued long-term government debt securities. U.S. 30-day Treasury Bills (T-Bills) Index is based upon the average monthly yield of 30-day Treasury Bills. Stock: A share of ownership or equity in a corporation. A corporation's financial performance chiefly determines the value of its stock. Stocks are typically more volatile than other investment commodities, such as bonds or T-Bills. Stocks are also known as equities. Bond: A debt security issued by a company, municipality, or government agency. A bond investor lends money to the issuer and, in exchange, the issuer promises to repay the loan amount on a specified maturity date; the issuer also must pay the bondholder periodic, fixed interest payments over the life of the loan.Cash: Cash investments, including T-Bills, provide liquidity and have the lowest risk-and-return characteristics of any class. T-Bills are issued and backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. Fixed income securities are subject to interest-rate risk (the risk that the value of an investment decreases when interest rates rise), credit risk, and call risk.Diversification neither ensures a profit nor protects against a loss.


Focus on the Fundamentals of Investing

After periods of decline, the market has always recovered

Dow Jones Rolling 10-Year Average Annual Returns (12/31/1910–12/31/2013)

10-Year Average Annual Returns %






















10-Year Ranges

PAST PERFORMANCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE FUTURE RESULTS. Assumes reinvestment of income and no transaction costs or taxes.

This data is for illustrative purposes only. Indices are unmanaged, are not available for direct investment, and

do not represent the performance of any of any particular investment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is an unmanaged price weighted index of 30 of the largest, most widely held stocks traded on the NYSE. Data source: Ned Davis Research, 2/14.

Overcoming Challenges


Talk to a Financial Professional

  • Experience

  • Time

  • Resources

  • Knowledge

  • Investment planning

  • Investment discipline

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