KFPL continues women’s financial literacy skill-building with focus on retirement

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Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is running a Financial Literacy for Women series, and the second installation will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

Without financial literacy skills in place, women approaching retirement might find that their savings and planning have not been enough to live comfortably, KFPL said in a media release. Even if retirement seems like it’s far off, the library said that now is the time for women to think about the future, as women tend toward more financial vulnerability, living longer and typically retiring with fewer funds.

As part of the KFPL Live series, Financial Literacy for Women, Laura Southall, Senior Wealth Advisor at Assante Financial Management Ltd. is helping women in Kingston Frontenac understand what they need to retire, and which income streams make it possible, according to the release.

“When retirement seems a long way off we may tend to ignore it, but as it creeps closer many of us may panic and worry that we’ll never have enough put away to retire in comfort,” said Anne Hall, Programming and Outreach Librarian. “When we finally sit down to face it in an organized way, it can be much less scary.”

An online, interactive seminar, Financial Literacy for Women: Getting Ready to Retire will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. Register online at or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Participants will need Zoom on their devices.

This is the second of four presentations, the next being Saving Taxes in Retirement on November 2. For more information about this event, visit www.kfpl.ca or call your local branch.

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