Uncovering the Realities
Women face unique challenges and financial decisions throughout their lives, many of which will impact their ability to save adequately for the long-term and in particular, retirement.
Even today, women are still adversely impacted by the gender pay gap and are more likely to have to take career breaks to raise a family or look after elderly relatives. Some women in the so-called ‘sandwich generation’ where they are caring for elderly parents while still raising their children, often face a dilemma when it comes to moving wealth between generations.
But these are not the only hurdles women will face – throughout women’s lives, whether they have children or not, there are many obstacles that they will need to overcome. Added to this women’s longer life expectancy and subsequent longer retirements mean, that they are likely to need even more money later in life than men.
"Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom."
Prioritise your financial focus no matter what life stage you are at
The adventurous years
of early adulthood
Finding a job and pursuing a career becomes one of the top priorities at this stage but when should you start planning your journey towards achieving financial independence?
Blossoming through middle adulthood
This is the perfect time to give your retirement savings a health check-up. How has your life changed and are you on track to creating a sustainable retirement in the future?
Enjoy your golden years during late adulthood
Whether you wish to change to working a part-time job or enjoy your retirement by travelling around the world, how can you plan to be self-sufficient?
About half of Singaporeans and Hong Kongers believe they won't have enough money saved for a comfortable retirement.
Source: St. James’s Place Asia Retirement and Wealth Planning
Survey, 2020, undertaken by Sandpiper Communications, 2,064 respondents
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