Although early legacy planning is imperative to all, it is becoming increasingly evident that women, in particular, need to get more involved in long-term financial and estate decisions early on.
A recent Trusts & Estates ‘Women and Wealth’ survey revealed that many women are not involved in planning decisions, and, as a result, don’t start their estate planning early enough. According to the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement, while 80% of men die married, 80% of women die single.
One reason for these statistics is that married women tend to outlive their counterparts by an average of six to eight years, meaning that many of their medical and long-term care decisions later in life will be made alone. And mortality isn’t the only reason women may face solitary financial decisions; it’s a sad truth that divorce rates are currently high, so young or middle-aged women also run the risk of being left to foot their own expenses in full.
All in all, advisors agree that women and men need to be equally involved in financial decisions. MarketWatch advises taking three steps to achieve this goal:
Ambassador Advisors can help direct you, whether you’re singled or married, so that everyone involved has the opportunity to be knowledgeable about your financial standing. Most importantly, we can offer biblically sound advice when it comes to managing your resources. We believe that all resources are gifts from God, entrusted to us to use for His glory. Call us today for a consultation!
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