Women and Wealth

1 May, 2018

Financial confidence comes with finding the right advice. Regardless of gender, a good financial plan is one that is unique to you and the goals you set for yourself. But a financial plan that works for the man in your life may not automatically wor

Financial confidence comes with finding the right advice.

Regardless of gender, a good financial plan is one that is unique to you and the goals you set for yourself. But a financial plan that works for the man in your life may not automatically work for you.

There are added factors that make certain planning elements more critical to women. There is often a need to balance caregiving for children or older parents with a career and other personal commitments. Women worry about leaving a legacy and becoming a burden to their children in the future. Some of these ‘life factors’, coupled with the concerns women tend to have when it comes to their wealth, also suggests that women may choose to invest differently from men. All the factors that affect them require careful consideration and planning.

Women have historically taken a back seat when it comes to investment decision-making. In a recent poll among affluent Canadians, we found that men (74%) remained the lead decision-makers for financial and investment decisions in their household. Among women, only 46% said they were the lead decision-makers. However, research shows that 90% of women will have to play the role of sole financial decision maker later in life, often due to a death or divorce.

The lower levels of engagement could speak to a lack of financial confidence. Research has shown that, in general, women feel less prepared and not as well educated about investments and other financial issues.

Building financial confidence and making the right wealth planning decisions rests on partnering with your Advisor, who will personalize your plan to your goals and be your mentor, coach and guide through every stage of life. Our informative eBook outlines the six steps to a successful inheritance conversation. It can help you and your heirs navigate the issues that may arise and make a sound plan.

This is one conversation you need to have sooner than later. Give me a call, I can guide and support you through the necessary discussions regarding your financial planning goals.

Download the E-Book to learn how women can confidently take charge of their future. 

 

Disclaimer: The information and any statistical data contained herein were obtained from sources that we believe to be reliable, but we do not represent that they are accurate or complete, and they should not be relied upon as such.