Monday Mar 05 2012 11:35 AM
At first glance, it may be difficult to believe that women's financial needs are all that different from men's. However, women face unique challenges that translate to different financial needs.
"Women's Guide to Financial Security in a Financially Un-Secure World" is an eye-opening, fun, life changing workshop that will explore the special considerations that all women need to make for their own financial well-being. Among the issues to be considered:
• Women live longer than men (approximately 7 years), so they need to save 20% more for retirement.
• On average, women earn 25% less than men.
• Over 40% of older women (but only about 30% of older men) depend on Social Security for more than 90% of their income.
The presenter is Glenn Leach, senior mortgage banker at Cobalt Mortgage in Puyallup. Leach has spoken widely about issues of financial planning. The workshop is hosted by Pierce County Community Connections Aging and Disability Resources.
"Women's Guide to Financial Security" will be repeated three times:
March 26 - Pierce County Annex; 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.2401 35th Street, Tacoma - Main Conference Room
March 28 - County-City Building; 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.930 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma - 7th Floor Rainier Conference Room
March 28 - Puyallup Library; 7 to 8 p.m.324 South Meridian, Puyallup
The workshop is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. For more information contact the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at 253-798-4600 or 800-562-0332.
MEDIA CONTACT:Scott Kinney, Community Connections253firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Riler, Community Connections253email@example.com