It has been widely reported that the last recession and subsequent sluggish recovery were especially brutal for millenials. The sleeper story is the subsequent impact all that joblessness has had on parents of millenials.
Have you heard about folks who hike the Appalachian Trail for 2,200 miles, end to end? Imagine if 61% of them ventured forth with no compass, no idea how long the trip would take, how much food they'd need and a single pair of sneakers
Have you ever set a financial goal only to find that your actual spending significantly surpassed your budget? When you have the best of intentions to create financial health, why is it so darn easy to sabotage your progress?
Have you ever been tempted to "play the stock market" by following a hot tip, only to watch your shares plummet? Do you want to invest, but feel overwhelmed by all of your choices? How do you know if you should invest in stocks at all?
Given the statistical reality that women live longer and earn less than men over the course of their lifetime, it vital that we both develop a clear strategy for a comfortable retirement and take action on it.
Financial knowledge creates financial freedom and power. Under the influence of romance, it is easy to be distracted from practical concerns, but including financial planning in the creation of your authentic partnership will help sustain the love life you desire.