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Take the Quiz: What’s Your Life Surprise Index? | September 14th, 2017

Check all that are possible in your life:   

  • Your own job loss
  • A partner’s job loss
  • Inconsistent income for your household’s major breadwinner
  • Unexpected financial support for 1 to 4 elderly parents/in-laws
  • Long-term financial support for adult children
  • Major illness in immediate family and unreimbursed medical expenses
  • Long-term disability of your household’s major breadwinner
  • Divorce
  • Insufficient Social Security earning credits for your own benefits eligibility
  • Inadequate retirement savings.

If you checked one or more of these possible life surprises that have long-term financial consequences, it’s wise to always find flexible work that fits your life!

Kathryn Sollmann, a career coach and speaker, is on a mission to keep women in the workplace at every age and stage and throughout child and aging parent caregiving roles. She is the author of “Ambition Redefined: Why the Corner Office Doesn’t Work for Every Woman & What to Do Instead” (Nicholas Brealey, Hachette Business Group, October 2018)

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