I was privileged to participate on a panel at a women’s breakfast hosted by the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy at the end of April. The title was “Be Your Own Environmental Hero: Fresh Strategies without the Politics.” I’ve been thinking a lot about this topic and reflecting on why this issue is so important to me.
You’ve been saving for years and you can see retirement down the road. What is your timeline? How does all this fit together? Below is a retirement timeline that can help explain how the puzzle pieces work together.
The first three months of the year have proven to be very agreeable for investors, perpetuating the antithesis of Murphy’s law. If you recall, Murphy’s law states that “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”. The adage has always struck me as a sort of seasoned pessimist’s guideline for properly setting expectations. Don’t get your hopes up and you’ll find that disappointment comes infrequently. The present state of the markets has us considering what happens to markets when everyone seems to be assuming that Murphy’s law will be enacted by executive order at any moment.
Proactive vs. Reactive: What is Your Giving Profile?
You're invited to a complimentary workshop led by local philanthropic advisor Robyn Schein, Director of the Family Philanthropy Resource Center at the Minneapolis Foundation. Robyn will help guests explore how to align core values with charitable giving.
Please join us on Wednesday, May 10 from 5 to 6:30pm for a discussion led by local philanthropic advisor Robyn Schein about creating and honing gift strategies that work for you. We will explore how to align core values with charitable giving and share ideas and creative approaches for meaningful and effective philanthropy.
Gender equality in the workforce is not a new topic, but one that requires persistent discussion and influence in an effort to close the gap that stubbornly remains. Much of the focus is on compensation differences as well as the lack of equal opportunity in leadership positions. The social aspect can overtake the resulting dilemma that women face in retirement. In a report published last year1, TIAA outlined the many challenges women face in retirement as a result of earning less, working less, taking less investment risk, and living longer.