We have a Fifth Way

This week’s article suggests us four things to do if we want to save enough to retire in 10 years, but we have an additional idea. As you accumulate those savings meant to carry you through retirement alongside of your social security, we suggest putting some or all...

46% of Americans are Guessing

Did you know that a survey released in 2019 found 46% of Americans are guessing at how much money they need for retirement? With increasing life expectancies and financial uncertainties leading up to retirement, it would seem that guesswork plays a big part in...

The Best Day

This week’s article tells us “The best day to start saving is today, even if you can save only a little bit.” The math is very interesting. “If two people put the same amount of money away each year ($5,000), earn the same return on their investments (6 percent...

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty

Commentary: I came across an article written in the Harvard Law Review and thought to share it with you. Sometimes we have conversations with those who say, “Let’s just get down to the nitty-gritty”. That’s what this article does. Written at the end of April it...

Starting to worry again?

Are you holding your breath starting to worry about the market again? Fortunately, you can build a diversified portfolio with principal protection in a way that distributes risk and prepares your retirement savings for growth in a variety of economic environments. If...

Life-is-Short

This week’s article tells us that affluent Americans are rushing to retire in a new ‘Life-Is-Short’ Mindset. “The unprecedented surge in shares and home values during an economic crisis is easing the retirement path for those who have savings”, yet, even if we now...

Is your social security check going to be enough for you?

Commentary: According to a Gallup poll, 85% of investors “strongly agree that it’s important to have a guaranteed income stream in retirement to supplement Social Security.” At the same time, “61% strongly or somewhat agree they are willing to give up access to some...

Some Annuities even offer a Bonus

As a reminder when you are considering where you can place your hard earned savings to generate a guaranteed income, remember that FIAs are insurance products that can guarantee income over a period of time — even over a lifetime. Unlike a 401(k), the insurance...

As we emerge

Now that we are starting to emerge with no masks, we see that “COVID-19 has accelerated many of the trends that were already challenging the outdated study-work-retire model, as individuals and families, financial services institutions, and policymakers grapple with...

Calculating for your retirement

We’re often asked what kind of information is needed to determine if you are successfully targeting what you need for a secure retirement. Use the retirement calculator in today’s article to create your retirement plan. “View your retirement savings balance and...

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