Women Face Unique Financial Challenges
Women today are in a strong position to pursue financial security for themselves and their families. But women often face unique financial challenges. Certainly, not all women will face each of these challenges. Many different life stages and characteristics define women: single, married, widowed, employee, small business owner, breadwinner, stay-at-home mom, empty nester, retired, knowledgeable investor, novice saver, and so on.
Nevertheless, it’s likely you’ll face at least some of these challenges, so it’s important to recognize them and take necessary steps to move forward financially — regardless of the life stage you’re in.
Steps Women Can Take
Despite the challenges women face, they are in a strong position to achieve financial security for themselves and their families. Women make up almost half the total workforce and account for more than half of all workers employed in management, professional, and related occupations.
Now, more than ever, it’s critical that women know how to save, invest, and plan for the future. At almost any stage of adult life, there are things women can do to help ensure their financial security.