Katana's Corner
Monthly Reflections from Katana Abbott


RETIREMENT REIMAGINED!
"A smart woman never retires, she simply reivents." ~ Katana Abbott
 
I believe that work is the New Retirement Solution . So do more and more Baby Boomers who are exploring their retirement options. In a recent Gallop Poll, 80% of Baby Boomers approaching retirement expect to continue working after ‘retiring’ to supplement their pensions, Social Security, and savings; some because they have to, others because they want to!

What are YOUR options for a fabulous, workable, and meaningful retirement?
ENOUGH
IS ENOUGH -

I'M DONE!
By Katana Abbott, SWE Founder

A few years ago, I was on vacation with my husband and another couple that we have frequently traveled with throughout the last 30 years, and I noticed the phrase, "I'm done!" kept coming up in conversation. I had already retired and reinvented my career 10 years earlier, but my husband and my friend, had both been working at the same place, doing the same work for over 30 years, and it was time for a change.
9 CRITICAL ISSUES TO CONSIDER BEFORE DECIDING TO LIVE OVERSEAS
By Kathleen Peddicord, SWTR Guest

The first and perhaps most important step you must take to make sure that you arrive where you want to be in your new life overseas is to understand what you really want your new life overseas to be. What’s important to you? What are your priorities? Your agendas? Your preferences?
What are you not willing to give up from your current lifestyle… and what would make you miserable in your new one?

February 11th
3:00 pm ET/12 pm PT
THE NEW RETIREMENT
WITH
KATANA ABBOTT
Join Katana and guest host, Chris Lewandowski-Freer, as they discuss:
  • How to know when to retire.
  • Ways to determine how much you'll need for retirement.
  • How an encore career can be the perfect solution!
February 25th
3:00 pm ET/12 pm PT
RETIREMENT ABROAD - TO GO OR NOT TO GO
WITH
ANN HOFFMAN
Join Ann and Katana as they discuss:
  • How to decide if retiring abroad is for you.
  • Ways to find the perfect place to retire.
  • Strategies for adapting to a new culture.
Smart Women's
Academy
ABOUT KATANA AND

 Over ten years ago, I started Smart Women's Empowerment, a nonprofit online resource center where I host Smart Women Talk Radio with over a million subscribers and lead our free online course for women, Unlock Your Financial Power.

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Retirement Coach, my mission for the last 30 years has been to inspire women to take charge of their lives and finances. I believe it's never too early to plan for expected and unexpected events like retirement, encore careers, moving abroad, or preparing for long-term care. To learn more and to connect with me, visit my website at www.katanaabbott.com.

The Smart Women's Empowerment is a project of United Charitable , a registered 501(c)3 public charity EIN 20-4286082. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.