There is a retirement income “rule of thumb” that states that once you retire you can basically invest in the market and pull 4% a year, adjust it for inflation every year and you will never run out of money. Read More
The average American spends 35% or more of their life working to pay taxes. That means that roughly 2 hours of every workday or 3 to 4 months a year is dedicated to feeding the government. Read More
The most important objective of your retirement plan is to create reliable income for you and your spouse. For that reason, you need to tap into financial resources that will produce income, in a secure and consistent manner. Read More
We are now officially into a full-fledged recession based on the data from the last two quarters. So welcome to Recession 2022 – The New Economy.
For the last few months, we have participated in several forums and conferences speaking about recessions and its effect on markets, your finances, retirement, and the opportunities that investors may have. Read More
The answer is “YES”, although the circumstances have to be extraordinary. Globally, only a few markets have gone to zero. The largest was Russia in 1917 and China in 1949. While other markets have collapsed, they have subsequently recovered. Read More
What’s the best way to invest in your future?
Life insurance is an investment…in more ways than one.
For all its benefits, only 54% of Americans have some form of life insurance, which means there’s a pretty good chance that you’re one of the millions of adults without this vital form of coverage.
Perhaps you think you can’t afford it. Or you’re overwhelmed by all the options in the marketplace. Maybe you simply don’t like thinking about your own mortality.
However, I think more people should review life insurance as part of their overall retirement and family planning. Read More
Are you faced with (or hoping for) an early retirement?
Then you’ll want to do your homework to learn how to retire early without hurting your finances.
According to a study from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, nearly 50% of workers plan on retiring after the age of 65 to collect maximum social security benefits. However, only 19% end up staying that long.
Most of the time, early retirement can be attributed to unexpected events such as poor health, economic downturn, loss of employment, or family issues. However, with the right planning and budgeting, you can retire early on your own terms. Read More
Most financial advisors either love them or hate them.
Are annuities the right retirement option for you?
Are you planning for retirement?
If so, you may be thinking, “How do I convert that money I set aside during my years of work into ongoing income?” The financial industry does not suffer from a lack of choices when it comes to investments and, quite often, annuities can be an appropriate option in retirement.
Yet probably no product in existence generates so many reactions as annuities.
Before you invest in them, however, there are many different things to consider. Keep reading to learn more about what annuities are, the types of annuities, and how to determine if it’s a good investment for your future. Read More
Read on to learn the advantages and disadvantages of traditional vs. Roth IRA to make the right decision for your retirement.
Planning for one’s retirement is one of the best ways to make sure that you’ll have the means to support yourself and your family when you no longer have a paycheck. And the earlier you start planning, the more prepared you’re going to be.
One of the most important things to know about retirement planning is the difference between traditional vs Roth IRAs. By choosing the right kind of IRA, you could potentially end up saving yourself thousands of dollars.
If you’re interested in learning more about IRAs, then continue reading and we’ll take you through everything you’ll want to know! Read More
A 401k retirement plan has been a standard part of employee benefits packages since the late 1970s. This type of retirement plan involves withholding contributions from each worker’s paycheck and holding those monies tax-deferred in an investment account until that worker retires.
Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations were not able to offer 401k plans to their workers until 1996. Before that year, the only employer-sponsored option for nonprofits and their employees was known as a 403b plan.
The 403b plan is still an option for nonprofit workers and exists alongside traditional 401k offerings. But what is a 403b, exactly, and is it a good investment? Read on to find out.