I’m so excited to share with y’all this cool interview I did with Atlanta’s local NPR affiliate! (MY LIBERAL DREAMS ARE ALL COMING TRUE!)
I’m including the intro to the story below, but if you want to check out the audio of our live studio interview, you’ll have to hop over to the GPB News site! Hope you enjoy 🙂
American women are living longer than ever. The average woman lives to be about 81 years old. But a new study reports that, after working with a lifelong gender pay gap and interrupting their careers to take care of children, spouses or aging parents, women could fall far short of saving what they need to support themselves in retirement.
The Merrill Lynch and Age Wave study, which surveyed a nationally representative group of approximately 2,600 women and approximately 1,000 men, found that 1 in 4 women says she has not planned at all for her future.
Michelle Waymire, a financial adviser with Young and Scrappy in Atlanta, told us why women should worry about longevity risk, and what they can do now to make sure they are taken care of later in life. Claudia Aguirre, director of tutor operations at Access Test Prep and a former teacher, also joined with the story of how a career change in the Great Recession made her money savvy.