Thank you to Sarah Walter, CIMA®, ABFPSM, of John Hancock Investment Group, for delivering this insightful presentation. We designed Our 2021 Women Who Invest presentation to address the unique financial challenges faced by today’s female investors.  

Watch as Sarah takes viewers through several hypothetical and relatable scenarios, providing a handful of financial action items for every investor level. Here’s a peek at the each of the scenarios discussed:

Allison Keyes (28): “I’ve worked hard, and I finally have a good job. My next goal is to buy a condo, but should I reduce my debt first? I’m not sure what will have the most impact and benefit me more in the long run. Should I pay off more on my car, eliminate some credit card debt, or start paying down some of my student loans?”

Sue Robinson (35): “When we found out we were having a baby, we were so excited. Now that it’s getting closer, we don’t know what to do first. I’m not sure if I’ll want to extend my maternity leave, work part-time, or stay at home. Should we look for a bigger home, start saving for college, or get life insurance?”

Andrea Caponi (45): “I married my college boyfriend at 25 and worked for a few years before we started our family. When the youngest started school six years ago, I began volunteering in the public schools and at our local hospital. Fast-forward to now, and my husband and I are in the middle of a divorce. I have the three kids with me most of the time; the oldest is starting college in the fall. Financially, it’s been a huge adjustment, and I need to go back to work. I’ve been out of the workforce for 17 years now, and I don’t know where to start.”

Jenny Wong (55): “My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago. Recently, she had a couple of accidents in her home, so she’s moving in with us—me, my husband, and my two teenagers. She’s still with it much of the time, but her information is in complete disarray. I can barely keep up with her prescriptions and medical appointments. She’s nervous about her money and not sure how much she has or where it all is. I’m considering leaving my job to care for her full time. I’m worried that my mother may have to go to a nursing home.”

Ellen Anderson (72): “I was a teacher in the public schools for 40 years before retiring with a pension. I was married to my high school sweetheart at 21, and he passed this year, just after we’d celebrated our 50th anniversary. I have my pension, as well as my late husband’s Social Security benefits, and some stocks and mutual funds, but I worry that it won’t be enough. I’m concerned about the rising price of prescription medications and how long I’ll be able to live on my own without assistance. I’d also like to leave a legacy for my three grandchildren, however small it may be.”

No matter where you are in your financial journey, we hope that each viewer can derive action and inspiration from this presentation. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email, or call our office at (303) 261-8015.

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