Examine the different types of annuities and see if an annuity is the right fit for your retirement portfolio.

Running Out of Money Before You Run Out Of Life

The devastating effects or living too long (the longevity crisis) and not having enough funds to maintain an anticipated quality of retirement is a real concern. LIMRA reports: The average life expectancy for a person who reaches the age of 65 is 83 for males, 86 for females. LIMRA purports that the proper way to interpret these statistics is to assume half of all males who reach age 65 will live past 83 and half of the females who reach that age will live past 86. Half of all couples who reach age 65 will have one partner hit 90.

By |2020-11-24T15:05:08+00:00November 24th, 2020|Annuities, Retirement Planning|

And They Lived Happily Ever After

"Happily ever after" is typically the ending to a fairy tale. But it's more than that. It's also the way we want to retire. What does it take to have a long and happy retirement? This has been the subject of study by Ph.D.'s in countries around the world. Before I go on, how would [...]

How Should You Prepare Your Finances For Life After The Presidential Election

“Going into 2021, retirees should understand that investment-only retirement income plans are not as efficient and profitable as integrated plans that include transfer of risk through life insurance and income annuities."  Jerry Yu For the first time in a while, Americans are less concerned about how the presidential race outcome will shape the future economy [...]

The Purpose Of Money Dictates Where We Invest

Let me just say that all of America knows where to find Safety—CD’s, money markets, and treasury bonds. All of America knows where to find an opportunity—the stock market. However, many do not know where to find safety, an opportunity for growth, liquidity, and income on the same dollar, at the same time, with no [...]

Retirees Should Invest In An Fixed Indexed Annuity 

As people get close to their retirement years, objectives and goals must adjust from accumulation to income distribution, and portfolio investment risk must be also be addressed accordingly. There is no good reason for investors at or near retirement to have stock or bond market risk, especially in the current low-interest-rate environment. So, where can [...]

What Is An Index Strategy, How Can You Use It To Have A Safer, Prosperous Retirement?

"Index investing" is a passive investment strategy used by some investors in an attempt to generate returns comparable to a broad market index. Proponents of index investing believe that it's impossible to beat the market once you take fees and taxes into account. Many people involved in index investing find index funds to be more [...]

Annuity Payout Options: What You Need to Know

"If you are preparing to purchase an annuity, you will need to decide when you want your stream of periodic payments to begin. The time when the income stream turns on is known as the "annuitization" phase. "- John Ripley There are several ways to receive payments during the annuitization phase of an annuity contract. [...]

What Is A Fiduciary And How Can One Ensure You Have The Best Possible Retirement Outcomes

If you have been looking for a financial advisor or retirement and income specialist recently, you may have run across the term "fiduciary." Fiduciary rules have been in the news lately due to some new Department of Labor (DOL)  rules which clarify which financial professionals are considered fiduciaries and which are not.  In June of [...]

Lower Interest Rates Until 2023? Great For Spenders, Bad For Retirement

In September 2020, the Federal Reserve ended its two-day policy meeting by announcing its intention of keeping interest rates at their current all-time lows until 2023. Since 70% of the American economy relies on consumption, the Fed's commitment to low-interest rates is part of an effort to push Americans away from saving and into spending. [...]