According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, 66 percent of working millennials have nothing saved for retirement. Crushing student loans, part-time jobs (and therefore no access to a company retirement plan), and layoffs are just some of the factors preventing millennials from saving for retirement.
Personal finances are one of those things that we grow up not talking about because it can feel tacky, uncomfortable, confusing, or all of the above. However, once you are married, it’s essential that you and your spouse get on the same page about money.
This is the second blog post of a two-part series on “Planning for the Inevitable.” Part 1 can be found here.
The loss of a loved one is emotionally devastating on many levels. The best defense against uncertainty and stress is to lean on existing family and social and professional relationships for support.
Preparing for one’s own eventual demise or the loss of a loved one can be emotionally exhausting. If starting the conversation seems difficult, you’re not alone. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation (2017) and The Conversation Project National Survey (2018):
If you’re a business owner, are you taking the steps necessary to ensure a prosperous retirement? Business owners face a variety of unique questions when it comes to retirement planning, and many put off answering those questions longer than they should. In fact, one-third of nearly 2,000 small business owners recently surveyed said they don’t have a retirement plan.