The Working Woman’s Guide to Preparing for Retirement

Retirement guidelines for working womenEpisode 13–The Working Woman’s Guide to Preparing for Retirement

Retirement looks financially different for women than it does for many men. Some women may have stopped working to stay home with our children and then returned to the workforce, later. There are also women who only worked part time because they had a spouse who was the primary breadwinner.  Both of these scenarios affect the “bottom line” of a woman’s retirement funds. 

Kathy Mitchell is a former Georgia Power Company communications executive and a retired managing editor of a weekly newspaper publication. She gives inside information about the financial do’s and dont’s of retirement. 

We discuss how to apply for medicare insurance and where to get financial help, if you need it.  Kathy also talks about what women who are “late to the game” can do help themselves financially navigate the retirement years. Finally, she shares tips on how millennials can practice good money habits now to prepare for retirement, later. Finally,

 

More About Kathy Mitchell

 Kathy grew up in Anniston, Alabama and went on to study Journalism and English at Georgia State University and Fisk University. After moving to Atlanta, she began a career with the Georgia Power Company and worked in corporate communications for several years, until she eventually retired. 

Kathy started a second career as a managing editor at The Champion Newspaper in Decatur, Georgia. She served in the position for several years until she retired, again. She currently works part-time as a freelance writer for the same newspaper. Kathy is a community leader and a Sunday school teacher at Gresham Park Christian Church.

Helpful Articles About Retirement

Retirement Planning Is Different for Women. It Just Is. Here’s Why.

 

 

 

 

 

The Senior Working Woman

Senior Working Woman

Episode 9- The Senior Working Woman: The Benefits of Working After 65

If you’re a senior woman, age 65 or over, in the workforce, you are not alone. Statistics show that the number of senior working women has risen 4.2 percent over the past year to 17.4 million.

There are several reasons for this increase. Many older women are helping their families catch up after the Great Recession that ran from 2007 to 2009, which set back their finances.

Others have been forced to return to the workforce due to divorce which is splitting up a record number of older couples.

Some women are simply seeking self-fulfillment after years of taking care of the needs of others. Also, women usually have longer life expectancy and need to finance longer retirements. Whatever the reason, there are more senior working women than ever before.

Special guest, Joanna Styles, has had a variety of careers that have spanned over six decades which include working as a circulation desk manager for the Queens Borough Public Library in New York, owning and operating Styles Home Cooking Restaurant with her second husband, Joseph, and teaching for the Fulton County School System, where she recently was awarded ‘Paraprofessional of the Year’.

Ms. Styles shares personal stories about her work experience as an older woman and how it has benefited her financially, socially, and psychologically.

Ms. Styles lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the mother of four, grandmother of 11, and great-grandmother of 15. She attends Mt. Paran Church of God in Atlanta and has been and active member there for more than 30 years.

Helpful Resources:

Applying For Social Security Benefits

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AARP Membership

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The Franchise Advisor

Franchise Your Business

 

U. S. Deparment of Labor

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Helpful Articles:

 

More Older Women Are Returning to Work

A new study says working women earn 49 cents for every dollar earned by a man, a claim that challenges most research that says women earn 80% of what men are paid on average across all industries.

Retirement Planning is Different for Women

 

Women in Politics: Why It Matters

Women in Politics-Why It MattersEpisode 7-Women in Politics: Why It Matters

The Working Woman Radio sits down with Ms. Jannquell Peters, former Mayor of the City of East Point, to discuss the importance of women in politics.

Ms. Peters was elected 33rd Mayor of the City of East Point on December 3, 2013.  Mayor Peters is an attorney, entrepreneur and small business owner. Before taking public office, Jannquell held a variety of positions working with the underrepresented, providing a voice to those without. She has served as a mediator, public defender and a child advocate attorney—the position where she currently serves and represents abused and neglected children and families in foster care.  

 

On this episode, we will discuss the gender biases and double standards that women face as elected officials and political leaders. We will also talk about the day in the life of a political candidate. Finally, we’ll explore ways on how women can balance work and family in a male-dominated field.

For more information about Ms. Peters, visit her website at www.jannquellpeters.com.

 

 

Working Woman Radio Show Introductory Episode

 

Working Woman Radio Show IntroductionThe Working Woman Radio Show Introductory Episode

Welcome to the introductory episode of The Working Woman Radio Show where we have real conversations about the unique issue that working women face.

In this introductory episode I’ll be talking about some of the upcoming topics that you can expect to hear on The Working Woman Radio Show.

Are you currently self-employed or looking to set up a home-based business? We will be talking with successful women entrepreneurs who will tell you how to find capital for your venture. These women will share about the ins and outs of setting up a home-based business, and the financial management required to operate your business successfully. We’ll also talk about how to create a balance between your work life and your personal life in order to keep from burning out. 

Are you a full-time mom looking to re-enter the workforce? The Working Woman Radio Show will discuss what to do to make that happen. We’ll share information about retraining programs. We’ll also talk about how to prepare a resume, and what to do to prepare for a job interview. 

Another topic that we’ll be tackling is returning to work after the birth of a baby. This is especially important for women who are first-time mommies. We’ll be discussing childcare options and share tips on how to navigate nursing a baby as a working mom. We’ll also explore how you, as a new parent, can negotiate a family-friendly work schedule with an employer. 

These a just a few of the many topics that we will be discussing on the show. If you want to tap into this valuable resource, make sure to visit The Working Woman Radio Show podcast at www.theworkingwomanradiopodcast.com. 

Well,  God bless and we will see you next time on The Working Woman Radio Show.

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***The Working Woman Radio Show Announces***
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SchoolShare Atlanta is a database for working parents in the metro-Atlanta area. Created by The Working Women Radio Show, it will provide a resource for parents who want to share the responsibilities of supervising children who are learning at home due to COVID-19.

SchoolShare Atlanta is an opportunity to expand your community and create more support for families during this stressful time. The service is primarily for parents who need to leave the house to go to work, but have children who are learning at home, and need to be supervised. 

SchoolShare Atlanta will also point parents to other educational resources in the community that will provide them with additional support and helps better their child’s learning experience.

SchoolShare Atlanta is a free resource sponsored by The Working Woman Radio Show and Math Plus Educational Services, and other sponsors in the community.

Once the application has been submitted, there will be a 15-minute phone screen interview. When this has been completed, the applicant’s name will be entered into a database for the directory, and it will be emailed to them. Each participant assumes personal responsibility for contacting and any further background checks are the responsibility of the participant.

For more information about SchoolShare Atlanta, contact Deanna Cauthen at 404-510-4634.

Register, here, for the SchoolShare Atlanta parent directory.

 

 

Working Women Radio Show

Welcome to The Working Woman Radio Show where we have real conversations about the unique issues working women face. I am your host Deanna Johnson Cauthen.

I’d first like to say that hosting this show is a dream come true for me. I am honored to have this opportunity to share some of my experiences as a wife, a mother, and a woman who has worked as an entrepreneur for the past 30 years. 

Secondly, you will not just be hearing from me. I will be interviewing women from a broad spectrum of the community. They, too, will share the wisdom that they’ve gained from their work struggles and successes.

Finally, I want to hear from you. The Working Woman Radio Show wants to know what your needs are as a working woman. We want to know about the challenges you face and burdens you bear. We want to hear your opinions and ideas about how we can make the workplace experience better for women. As the host, I want the conversations that start here, not to end here. I want The Working Woman Radio Show to be a catalyst for future conversations, and more importantly, for change. I encourage to reach out to me via The Working Woman Radio Show Facebook page and leave a comment. You can also send an email to dzstories@yahoo.com because I want to hear from you.  With that being said, God bless, and we will see you next time on The Working Woman Radio Show!

Deanna

 

The Working Woman Radio ShowAbout Your Host

Deanna Johnson Cauthen is the co-owner and Marketing Director of ReVamped Furnishings, a antique furniture restoration company. She and her husband, Andrew, consider themselves Renaissance people. Although they are both highly skilled communications professionals, they also have a passion for bringing new life back to old furniture. They love restoring family heirlooms, and re-imagining and creating new pieces.

For the past 11 years, Deanna has also worked as a contributing writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Decatur Dispatch and Tucker Times news magazines, publications of Hometown News Inc. She has also worked for the Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch, a news service of AOL.com.  As a writer, she has written numerous articles for local and national publications including Leadership Journal, a magazine published by Christianity Today.  Additionally, Deanna has owned TPS Public Relations where she provided marketing services for small business owners.

Mrs. Cauthen is the mother of four adult children and is a veteran home educator of 27 years. She recently completed homeschooling her youngest daughter, Adrianna, who is attending Clayton State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

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