What women must know before entering the golden age. Aging is a process which we all go through if we are lucky enough to live that long. Longer life is wanted by all of us. But what comes with it, challenges, problems, lack of physical and mental energy. Often many of us are not prepared for that.
In the early years of life
The early years of our lives surely determine the quality of our later years. As those who do not save for their retirement or stop to save don’t remain cautious enough to save for the later years of life, often end up broke.
Now here is another factor, too, that mostly on average women live longer than men. In that case, if a woman is not aware that she has to save for her later years, and is totally dependent on husband, children, or any other support, things seldom turn out not so well. Therefore, living an aware life is necessary.
Live an aware life
Every woman should know that after marriage, having kids, she has to look after herself, too, the same way she looks after others. Stable income streams along with a home, husband, and kids are essential, too. Many women often work part-time, and many do not take care of their physical and mental self that much either.
Look after your health
Women must know that they have to look after their health as they grow older even more. Those women who work, when they reach retirement age, if they haven’t saved enough for them often they are unable to meet their medical, and other financial needs.
However, one must start to plan for retirement right from a young age. Life is never easy, and with age challenges of life further grow, not deminish. Such as losing your spouse, suffering from any chronic decease, lack of financial freedom etc.
Plan out your self care
Therefore, plan for your own care, plan for your retirement, plan for your health care, and financial needs. Somehow your income stream should be formulated in such a way that even after your retirement you are having enough to spend on yourself and your loved ones.
Never bury yourself in heavy debts or spend too lavishly when you have plenty. Rather be wise, depending on your needs, spend a generous amount, but always save as much as you can as well. Who knows when the rainy days in life might come. And what one has to face going down the lane of life in one’s later years.
Step up to build your present and future life
Older women should be encouraged to look after themselves, have a hobby, eat a healthy diet, have regular checkups and their financial freedom must be ensured.
If you happen to have an aging parent or grand parent, look after them well. Give them all the love, care, and time you can.
Having said so, only provision of their needs is not enough. You have to give them awareness, support, and those who cannot afford themselves, well try to share their financial strain.
Life is all about sharing and caring; therefore, while taking care of your elderly, never forget this fact, be empathetic, available, warm and lovable towards them always.