2020 was a year notable for a series of disruptive economic events, dramatic shifts in the way Americans work, and renewed interest in alternative markets, especially those embracing change to maintain relevance. The year began smoothly enough as many asset classes and indices experienced growth from the beginning of the year until around the middle [...]
"Depending on to whom you listen, the recent GameStop "short squeeze" affair will have little to no impact on long-term investors, or… it will change everything."-Eric Coons If you saw the film The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, then you have undoubtedly heard of the standard Wall Street practice of "short selling." While there are [...]
"Building an expert team to guide you through the often bewildering and frustrating financial landscape is a crucial task if you are a pre-retiree or already retired."-Eric Coons "Do-it-yourself" retirement planning is certainly possible, even if it's probably not a great idea. The current IRS tax code, for example, is around 2,600 pages long. Then [...]
Over my last 18 years of placing nearly $170 million of Fixed & Fixed Indexed Annuities in force for my client base. I often have had to overcome a stigma they have been subjected to, better known “analysis paralysis.” Frequently, I’ve been the third of fourth person or option who’ve they’ve meet with while exploring [...]
One of the biggest concerns my prospective clients have when researching annuities is accessibility. As big as a myth that this is, the reality is, annuities have more liquidity features than any other considerable “safe” investments. The only investment with more liquidity in a “safe money” investment is cash just sitting in a bank [...]
Unlike wills, which are automatically submitted to probate and become public record after your death, living trusts keep your assets from becoming frozen and/or parceled out by a court appointed conservator. Estate planning is an essential strategy for the protection and preferred distribution of your assets and property, and a living trust should always be included in any effective estate planning document. Speak with your certified financial advisor and attorney for more information about the details specific to your situation.