Why Social Security is Critical to Women

December 4, 2020
Hosted by Maria Lucassen, CPRC, DTM

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Many women have a lot of questions about Social Security as it will be a huge part of what we can afford in the next chapter of our life. For many retirees, Social Security is the only source of guaranteed income they can count on for the rest of their life no matter how long they live. Women tend to live longer than men and they often spend their final years alone due to widowhood, divorce or having never married. Therefore, it is critical for women to understand how they earn their Social Security benefits and when to claim them to maximize their retirement income. My guest Mary Beth Franklin, a leading Social Security expert, joins me to discuss what really matters and how to make sense of the different options. It’s so important for any woman no matter what age, to get information that helps you make the best decisions in this current challenging time. I urge you to make time to listen and have pen and paper ready to take notes. Feel free to call in and get answer live on the show

Women Seeking Blissful Retirement

Women Seeking Blissful Retirement

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This show is for unique women dreaming to soon retire blissfully. In reality, many women are uncertain about what retirement means for them. It is not just a date. It can be potentially a long time, and many could live for another thirty years.

A lot of women who are at the doorstep to retirement have fears of financial challenges and are stuck in a job they don’t like. As a matter of fact, they worry more about other areas that have a significant impact. Life in retirement is so much more than having enough money to spend. Maria’s passion inspires anyone to change perspectives, and to plan ahead to gain control of this next phase in life.

This fun, educational and interactive show talks about a variety of retirement topics with guest experts and contributions from other women around the world. You’ll see that you are not the only one who is unsure about life in retirement. Each show provides ideas, resources and tipping points to plan a blissful retirement.

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Maria Lucassen, CPRC, DTM

Maria Lucassen, CPRC, DTM

Maria is a highly experienced corporate career junkie who worked for over 40 years. She has a passion to help career women shift their perspective on creating and living a blissful retirement after they leave their 9 to 5 job.

She is the CEO of Maria Lucassen Coaching and organizes workshops for women who are ready to plan their retirement and helps them individually or in groups to prepare for a happy next phase in life that is fun, purposeful and affordable. Maria helps them to rock retirement and have the lifestyle that they want. As a speaker she engages her live or remote audiences with her refreshing and compassionate presentations.

She has worked and lived in several European countries. Her love of travel and curiosity about other cultures and traditions gives this show a global appeal to women everywhere. Her enthusiasm for the topic together with a zest for life make her a dynamic host that is inspiring women to dream about the next chapter in the book of life.

Maria has a Bachelors degree in hotel management from The Netherlands. At age 54 she earned a Master of Accounting degree from Florida Atlantic University. She is also an active member of Toastmasters International and received the highest award as Distinguished Toastmaster in 2019. She is a Certified Retirement Coach and member of the Retirement Coaches Association. She is one of 36 authors who described a major life event in a compilation book “What Have You Forbes’d Lately?”

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