Episode 45: Planning for Retirement as a Couple
Planning for retirement as a couple brings unique challenges that single individuals will not face – namely, compromise and agreement.Kathy Longo, CFP®, CAP®, CDFA®
Even the strongest couples face challenges during life transitions, and retirement is one of them. For a couple to successfully enjoy their retirement together, one of the most important things they can do is to get the timing right for both of them. That’s why it’s so important to have a thoughtful discussion beforehand.
You and your spouse should have a shared understanding of your visions for retirement, your preferred timing, and even details like how to accomplish daily housework tasks. Kathy shares guidance on how to start the conversation in this episode focused on communication for couples nearing retirement.
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About the Author
Kathy Longo brings over 25 years of expertise and experience to Flourish Wealth Management. Kathy is wholly dedicated to improving the life of each client and finds joy in making complex matters simple and easy to understand. She excels at asking the right questions, uncovering new possibilities and implementing the most advantageous strategies for success. Playing such a pivotal role in her clients’ lives remains an honor and a privilege. After earning a degree in Financial Planning and Counseling from Purdue University, she began her career at a small firm in Palatine, Illinois where she worked directly with clients while learning to build a viable, client-centric business. Over the years, she gained extensive knowledge and wisdom working as a wealth manager, financial planner, firm manager and business owner at notable, various sized companies in both Chicago and Minneapolis.