Whatever stage you are in with your business you should start thinking about retirement. Our speaker will be going over strategies for retirement savings for people who are self employed and need to self fund their retirement. This training will also cover will also cover different investment strategies for that long term plan.
About the Presenter, Kathleen Barlow:
For most of my life I felt even-keeled and focused, and others saw me that way. In our family of 6, my mother called me the “stable one." And as I grew up, I planned. I was prudent with my money. I always had a job with a good salary and great benefits. Planning wasn't hard. In 2001, as a new mother looking for flexibility, I found real estate and because my husband is a contractor, it made sense for our whole family. We began to purchase investment properties, with the idea that our investments would, eventually, provide us a nice retirement income. Everything was humming along. And then came the 2008 recession which knocked us to our knees. Suddenly I wasn't that even-keeled, focused woman I had always been. With the financial uncertainty we faced, everything felt uncertain, and with no financial advisor to guide us, we made decisions-based on emotions--many which were unwise. My money knowledge, combined with this experience, managing through a recession, led me to a new role as a financial advisor. And as I built my practice, I began to hear stories similar to my own from bright, confident, wise, amazing women. Again, and again, I heard tales of women conquering the world when, suddenly, the rug was pulled out from beneath them--divorce, job loss, illness... The impediments were varied, but the outcome was the same: Fear, confusion, fading confidence... Everybody goes through their own recession and over time my mission became clear: To make sure these women are better prepared financially and emotionally to weather any personal crisis with a greater sense of confidence. I have created a holistic approach to finance, to support women seeking to implement financial plans that will take them where they want to go--wherever that is! And to be whoever they wish to be!