That was the very disturbing conclusion of recent research carried out by pension provider Zurich.
It cannot be right that a generation of women could finish up working for longer than men and facing a less financially secure future.
The question is what can be done about it? I am passionate about giving both men and women the tools to take back control of their financial futures from an investment/ pension world which has let them down so badly. What is now clear is that women need help and support even more than their male colleagues.
Fortunately the user friendly, low cost, online financial services platforms such as Hargreaves Lansdown are, if anything, more female than male friendly. With just a little guidance these platforms will enable both men and women to take a real interest in their pension and retirement planning, as well as improving performance and reducing fees, whilst avoiding exorbitant fees to regulated financial advisers.
There are a few practical things I can do to help:
- Firstly, I can offer a no-cost telephone exploratory chat just to find out what the issues are.
- Secondly, a 25% discount on my usual fee structure if a full review is needed (please don’t report me to the equal opportunities police).
- Thirdly, I have set aside the time for six presentations to Women’s Business Groups in the next 12 months.
If any of those are of interest to you just call or text me on 07770 575122 and I will be in touch. Alternatively complete the request more info box on the right.
Please share this widely. Hopefully your friends and colleagues are doing the right thing but it certainly needs checking out.
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