Institutes Offer Free Retirement Planning Guide for Women

The MetLife Mature Market Institute, in conjunction with WISER (Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement), designed a retirement planning guide specifically for women.

“What Today’s Woman Needs to Know and Do: The New Retirement Journey,” addresses challenges women face and can help with financial planning questions. The booklet contains a Retirement Savings and Planning Checklist for each decade with guidelines for women from their 20s to their 70s. It also has a glossary that defines terms like annuity, asset allocation, IRA, reverse mortgage and time horizon, and includes a number of resources women can look to for further retirement investigation and planning.   

MetLife said the publication addresses topics like considering a new job, taking time out for family, deciding when to retire, how to decide when to take Social Security benefits and the value of staying in the workforce. It also has a section on learning investment basics, with topics such as:  

  • How Much You Will Need 
  • How Long Between Now and Your Retirement   
  • Risk and Return: The Yin and Yang of Investing   
  • How Not to Run Out of Money 
  • Ways to Tap Home Equity   
  • Protecting Your Assets: Disability Insurance, Long-Term Care Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance  

The guide can be downloaded from It can also be ordered through the Contact Us link on the MetLife Mature Market Institute Web site, or by writing to: MetLife Mature Market Institute, 57 Greens Farms Road, Westport, CT 06880.