Hey everyone! Michelle speaking for a moment. Today, I'd like to introduce you to my friend Amanda Holden. She runs one of my favorite financial blogs – Dumpster Dog. Below is a guest post from her on why investing for retirement is important for women – and how you can start. Enjoy!
Play along with me for a moment: Imagine a deliciously styled woman in her 70s.
She is having a sip of her morning espresso at a sidewalk café in Paris. She’s perusing a big, beautiful novel alongside her (much younger) Parisian lover, who is bringing her a third croissant for before 10 am (because why not).
This woman is you.
Or at least, this woman could be you.
Whether or not your retirement dream includes croissants and a Parisian lover, you’re going to need to save and invest to make it happen.
We’re so accustomed to thinking about retirement in terms of an age—age 65—when in reality, retirement is an amount of money saved.
Because young people will not have access to the pension plans of our parents and grandparents, retirement is entirely our responsibility. [Read more…]