New Book by Retirement Planning Maven, Marcia Mantell, Guides Women Through Key Questions
by Susan Bumstead Chanley
Ms. Chanley is a principal with Crystal Communications, a the Boston based PR and Marketing firm. Connect with her through e-mail.
BOSTON — July 9, 2015 — Why is retirement planning different for women?
In her new book, What’s The Deal With Retirement Planning for Women?, Marcia Mantell, a leading retirement professional, blogger, and president of Mantell Retirement Consulting, Inc. guides women through some of the questions they’ll need to answer before they will be prepared for retirement.
The 'M' Words
“Women are completely comfortable talking about many “M-word” topics like marriage, motherhood, martinis, mammograms and menopause,” says Mantell. “But bring up money and the conversations tend to screech to a halt.”
Mantell, in a mission to turn up that money conversation and promote financial independence among women, shares her thought-provoking, non-traditional, fun approach to planning for a woman’s retirement.
“Ask how prepared a woman is for retirement and she’ll tell you the date when she wants to retire, but not how much money she’ll need for a 30-year retirement.” That’s a problem.
In What’s the Deal with Retirement Planning for Women?, Mantell, based in Needham, MA, provides:
- Realistic perspectives on retirement in the new era
- A treasure trove of resources to get started
- Practical examples of how other women are redesigning and reinventing retirement
In addition to important financial information, 10 key questions toward retirement and financial independence are discussed with a focus on:
- How to start defining your future years
- How to use the skills of running a household to managing retirement finances
- Why doing what you love will continue to be a key activity in retirement
The book also provides a critical overview of Social Security which is often the foundation of income for nearly every woman in retirement.
“My goal is to help women feel more confident and empowered with a terrific roadmap for how to plan for the future they want and deserve,” explains Mantell.
What’s the Deal with Retirement Planning for Women? is available at Amazon in both print and Kindle.