MetLife Offers Women-Oriented Retirement Planning Help

MetLife’s new free publication, focused on helping women prepare for retirement, addresses topics such as how much money will be needed for retirement and what investment options might be available.
The booklet, titled “What Today’s Woman Needs to Know: A Retirement Journey,’ will be published by MetLife’s Mature Market Institute in collaboration with the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER).
In particular, the publication addresses the challenges that women face, such as job switching, taking time out for family and figuring out when to retire. It also tackles financial issues such as protecting assets, health care costs and ways to use home equity.
Some of the features the booklet includes are:
  • A retirement savings and planning checklist for each decade with guidelines for women from their 20s to their 70s.
  • A glossary that defines terms like annuity, asset allocation, individual retirement account (IRA), reverse mortgage and time horizon.
  • A number of resources women can look to for further retirement investigation and planning.
To obtain a free copy of “What Today’s Woman Needs to Know: A Retirement Journey,” call 203-221-6580, send e-mail to, or download it at under “What’s New.’