Review: Thanks for everything, Mom. Now let’s talk retirement

Review: Thanks for everything, Mom. Now let’s talk retirement

I may be a little late for Mother’s Day on this article, but it highlights a really important issue. Everyone may be woefully underprepared for retirement, but women are in a much worse place than men. There are all sorts of reasons for this, but the article focuses on one reason that plays a big part in the story – women tend to be the caregivers in a relationship. They are much more likely to stay home and take care of children or provide elder care. Even if they do end up going back to work, they’ve missed out on crucial years in their careers, and there is no way to make those years up. My wife and I fall into this pattern. I’m here doing this, and she decided to stay home when our second daughter was born. In our case, not only did she leave a pretty amazing job in international relations, we moved to Maine. There aren’t many jobs dealing with international relations up here. The article provides some reasonable suggestions for how to combat this underpreparedness for retirement, but they really boil down to stuff that everyone, regardless of gender, should be doing anyway. Couples should be […]

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Review: Thanks for everything, Mom. Now let’s talk retirement

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