Steve Standley Brings His Retirement And Income Show To Nashville Steve Standley, Founder of Standley Financial Group in Brentwood, TN, serves a clientele of successful professionals, retirees and those about to retire. Steve provides guidance in investments, insurance, and estate planning, concentrating on wealth accumulation, investing, and retirement planning. Steve has over 20 years of [...]
Noticed or not, inflation is real, and it can vary widely based on an individual’s circumstances. What can a traditionally conservative investor do to make sure their FDIC insured Certificate of Deposit keeps up with or even beats the current inflation rate?
The amount of Social Security benefits generally depends on a worker’s lifetime earnings. The Social Security Administration uses this earnings record to calculate the PIA and to determine the dollar amount of the payable benefit.
Many financial advisor sales pitches begin verbally and as the broker or agent explains the benefits of their product, it can begin to sound way too good. Here are a few tips to protect you:
You can modernize your life insurance at retirement and avoid paying further premiums.
Women need to understand their rights in a divorce “The impact a divorce has on women’s finances cannot be overstated. The financial literacy gap, the lack of involvement in long-term financial planning during their marriage, and their higher likelihood to end up in poverty place divorced women in a vulnerable position.” -Worthy.com If you’re a [...]
A recent alert from the Financial industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) warns of scams related to extremely high interest rates offered on High Yield Certificates of Deposit (CDS).
When you own a home you are liable for the property taxes assessed to your property. The taxes collected on your property pay your share of the cost of local schools, government, and a number of other local and other programs. The biggest mistake many homeowners make is overpaying these taxes You have rights and have the opportunity to only pay your fair share of the taxes assessed. You have options available to you to make sure the assessment on your home is fair.
Annuities come in two varieties – Fixed and variable. A fixed annuity is somewhat like a CD, in that the insurance company issuing the annuity agrees to pay a fixed rate to the investor, while the investment, along with associated profit or loss, is also the company’s responsibility and right. The performance of the investment is not directly coupled to the returns the investor gets. The insurance company acts as a barrier between the index and the investor, minimizing the impact by siphoning off huge spikes in both profit and loss, while passing along stable returns to the investor.
This concept is called the Split Annuity and is perfect for a person who wants income now but wants to build a larger income in the future as a hedge against inflation.