I was surprised by the New York Times headline “College Students Don’t View Debt as a Burden.” Of course I had to read the article to see what was up. Then surprise turned to shock. According to the article, the average student loan debt for college graduates in 2008 was more than $23,000. Add to […]
I am often amazed how bright, well-educated, affluent professionals have little concept of what needs to be considered within the scope of their retirement and future financial planning. Recently, a friend of mine in his late 50s told me that he was retiring in about a year from his position as a senior executive with […]
If you’ve been following the celebrity gossip pages lately, you couldn’t have missed all the news about Barbie and Ken. It’s been a busy year for America’s favorite dream couple. This past Valentine’s Day, Ken successfully wooed Barbie back into his arms after spending seven years apart—all it took was a multimillion dollar advertising and […]
Women, Money and Power. This is the title of an article recently published by Aimee Johnson, who is the women’s program manager for Allianz Life. According to Johnson, the women’s market is still viewed by some as a niche market, but she goes on to set the record straight. Nearly a third of women serve […]
Wells Fargo recently released their sixth annual Retirement Survey, and according to this study, women still lag in saving for retirement. The survey covered middle-class women from their mid-20s to those who are already retired and in their 60s.