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Why Women Should Handle Financial Planning

Originally published in U.S. News & World Report

By Susan John, CFP® May 08, 2019 U.S. News & World Report

Women have more at stake than men when it comes to learning how to manage their personal finances. In “Why Women Should Handle Financial Planning,” published in U.S. News and World Report, CFP Board’s Chair Susan John explains why it is imperative for women to take on the role of financial planning in their household.

Here's the bottom line: Nearly all women will become the sole financial decision maker in their household at some point in time. To help ensure women can comfortably navigate both short- and long-term financial goals – such as enjoying their retirement years without the fear of outliving their savings – they need to start saving and investing, early and often. 
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About the Author: Susan John is the 2019 Chair of CFP Board. A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Susan is a member of The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and a non-CPA associate member of the American Institute of CPA’s Personal Financial Planning Section. In 1995 she founded Financial Focus Inc., a fee-only financial planning firm, to provide comprehensive planning services to northern New England professionals, retirees and families.