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Women who are working past the age of 50 are a growing population. They are strong, capable and mature, yet young enough to make bold changes. Having your finances under control during this stage of life is a priority...and WSECU's Suzanne Klenk has some financial tips to help you do just that. 

Don't be afraid

  • Educate yourself.
  • Gauge where you are financially.
  • Read about investments and market trends.
  • Sit down with a financial expert to discuss what's best for you.

 Do nothing in haste

  • Think before you act.
  • Ask questions until you know the answer. 
  • Once you're comfortable, start making decisions. 

Be aware of the time horizon

  • After 50, there isn't quite as much time to save for retirement.
  • When you're investing, be conscious of your timeframe for retirement.
  • Don't put your funds into something that won't allow you to withdraw it without penalty when you need it.

Be involved in your life and finances

  • Use a financial planner, but be an active participant.
  • Again, educate yourself and stay informed.
  • You're the decision-maker and the one who will have to live with those decisions.

Divorcing after 50

  • There's less time to recover financially.
  • Sit down with a professional to gauge your full financial picture.
  • Make decisions based on the numbers, not emotions.

 Changing careers or start a business

  • Find out where you stand with your investments and what you'll need for retirement.
  • Ensure you have a sound foundation to fall back on.
  • Invest what you have to invest in your dreams or use them to help as you find your new career.

Picking a financial planner
Our financial planners will be happy to sit down with you for a free consultation. From there, you can decide which direction to take.

Have a financial question for Suzanne?
If you have a financial question you would like to ask Suzanne, please feel free to send her an e-mail.

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