You already know the importance of investing for your long-term financial picture. What you may not realize is that women face unique life situations that can make investing in their futures especially challenging. By understanding these issues, you can be better equipped to pursue the financial future of your dreams. We’re on the cusp of an extraordinary time in financial history. Over the next decade, a large amount of wealth will be transferred to the next generation. It’s estimated that as much as $30 trillion in financial assets could be in the hands of women by 2030.1 However, women investors may face life events that make financial literacy and advanced strategizing especially important. Life changes like outliving a partner, divorce, and becoming a primary caregiver for a loved one can all affect one’s financial earning and investment potential. This guide is designed to encourage you to take control of your financial life. By helping you prepare for potential challenges, your financial professional may be able to help you be better prepared for whatever lies ahead.