Should You Be Concerned About Required Minimum Distributions

If your Required Minimum Distribution is not managed properly you may be exposed to additional tax liability   Determined by the fair market value of qualified retirement accounts, a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) is the minimum withdrawal amount account owners must take when they reach age 70½. Types of accounts affected by the Internal Revenue [...]

By |2019-08-19T21:14:20+00:00August 19th, 2019|Retirement Planning|

Nightmare On Easy Street

A recent report about retirement confidence from the Employee Benefit Research Institute found a widespread concern over the future, the future in retirement income, the future of social security and the future of Medicare. This article was originally written in 2015 and it is coming true rapidly.  Well worth a new read.   Click here [...]

By |2019-08-19T23:36:07+00:00August 19th, 2019|Retirement Planning|

Responsible Management Of Retirement Savings

Are you using responsible management to maximize yields and reduce market risk As I work with pre-retirees and retirees, I am always amazed at their emotional response to managing their essential money. Believing the fallacy that if they give this money to the same brokerage firm their peers use to manage and invest in the [...]

By |2019-08-19T20:29:52+00:00August 19th, 2019|Retirement Planning|

Normalcy Bias And Your Retirement Income

Will everything in your life remain normal? “Normalcy Bias”: a belief people hold when considering the possibility of a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the likelihood of a disaster and its possible effects. Many people may tend to believe that things will always function the way things have performed in the past. This [...]

By |2019-08-18T21:46:20+00:00August 18th, 2019|Retirement Planning|

Annuities Are Not The Enemy

Turn on the radio, pick up the newspaper, google the word “Annuity” and sit back and think to yourself, what in the world is going on here? Huge firms and stockbrokers all build fear and loathing around this ominous word “Annuity.” Have you ever thought about the definition of the word Annuity? What is it exactly? [...]

By |2019-08-15T21:40:33+00:00August 15th, 2019|Annuities|

Laddered Buckets Can Maximize Retirement Options

“Laddered funds” to assure retirement assets are safe, growing, and accessible as needed for decades to come.”   Imagine you are standing on the ground looking up at a 30’ tall building. You need to get to the top of the building, but you don’t have a 30’ ladder. You do, however, have THREE 10’ [...]

By |2019-08-15T17:24:47+00:00August 15th, 2019|Retirement Planning|

Do You Have An Umbrella For The Rainy Day

Journalist Jane Bryant Quinn wryly observed that “The shortest period lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.”   Most of us realize the day will come when we find ourselves in need of readily accessible cash. Whether it’s an unanticipated automobile repair bill, [...]

By |2019-08-15T17:03:33+00:00August 15th, 2019|Retirement Planning|

The Miracle Of Compound Interest

Learn the miracle of compound interest and harvest the benefits!   We’re just past the halfway point in the year, and around this time of year I often get asked: “Casey, what is the most obvious financial mistake you see made and how can I avoid it?” So, without any further ado, here is my [...]

By |2019-08-14T23:03:17+00:00August 14th, 2019|Retirement Planning|

Asset Preservation VS Asset Speculation

Asset Protection or Asset Speculation, which should you choose? After practicing in Safe Money for close to 30 years, one thing is true when it comes to those that are approaching or in retirement. The old fable, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. As Baby Boomers grapple with the forces [...]

By |2019-08-14T22:22:39+00:00August 14th, 2019|Retirement Planning|

A New Idea That Has Been With Us For Over 200 Years

“Only money left over after paying taxes can be spent. For the average person in the U.S., 34.5% of that sum goes to pay interest alone, to finance car purchases, homes, and various other purchases. This money is gone forever. It is making persons in the banking business wealthy. It can be yours to enrich [...]

By |2019-08-14T19:29:56+00:00August 14th, 2019|Insurance|