As the economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, it seems that no generation made it through without various financial woes. But there are trends that have become apparent which have since been tracked and studied by LIMRA.
Financial professionals are working with more female clients now than ever before. Women are increasingly becoming the primary breadwinner and the financial decision maker of their households. But despite their increased responsibility, many report feeling underprepared when it comes to long-term financial planning. Learn their top concerns and where life insurance can play a role.
Back in the 1700’s English theologian Isaac Watts said “Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.” Watts did not take part in LIMRA’s study of the middle market but his sentiment is strongly represented. In the study nearly 70 percent of consumers said it was hard to know which online sources of financial advice they could trust.
Most Americans who have been working for their entire adult lives have some plans regarding their retirement, whether that’s through a sophisticated savings plan or just keeping some money stashed between their mattress and box spring. Of course, many companies these days offer their employees an easy option to save in the form of a 401(k) or an individual retirement account (IRA).