When you are healthy and moving along in your life, you often don’t think what could happen – if something were to happen to you. No one expects an illness or an accident to occur, but when it does – how long could you continue paying your bills without exhausting your assets or going into substantial debt?
Do you have a set age in mind at which you want to retire? Are you just going to wait until you are in line for full Social Security benefits? Or are you going to make a decision based on your asset level and what that means for your retirement status?
Each of us is faced with choices throughout our lives that have significant financial implications. How we navigate decisions such as which college to attend, whether or not to contribute to a 401(k), or the purchase of a home or new car, can impact our financial future.
Saving money is a big goal for all of us. So in a single-parent family, when one parent bears the responsibility of raising kids and making financial ends meet, saving for something like your own retirement might be further down the priority list compared to your other financial goals.