How do you feel about holiday shopping? I know I’d rather clean toilets. That’s why I bill myself as a shopping ninja: I’ll plan a shopping excursion for the item I need, power walk with purpose into that store, snap up the coveted item, and triumphantly exit that store faster than the clerks can ask if I’d like to pay for the extended warranty. It’s no wonder I’ve always loved convenience stores. They’re a convenient way to grab those random items… or in my case, they’re a convenient way to grab those holiday gifts I put off and forget to buy. Yup. That happened.
Investing is a variable experience. It varies according to your goals, your profile, and a host of other factors. As a woman in your 40s or 50s, those factors may include experiences unique to your demographic. Think about all the women you know who have children to put through college; or have lost a job or had a spouse who lost a job; or who have lost a spouse – most often on purpose! For many women, these common experiences add a layer of uncertainty in their financial world, and for some, cause them to wonder if they’ll ever be able to retire. But, I am here to reassure you that you can find a way to retire, and enjoy your life in the meantime too.