Rick J. Hahn

About Rick J. Hahn

Rick has helped thousands of people find the safest approach to a stable and satisfactory retirement. Rick is a Certified Retirement Financial Advisor (CRFA), has been advising retirees for over two decades in Safe Money and Lifetime Income strategies. Web Site: safeharborfinancial.retirevillage.com
Office: 931.761.6161 | Safe Harbor Financial

Roth IRAs, IRAs, 401(k) and Account Conversions

The big difference between the Roth IRA and other retirement accounts is that rather than receiving a tax break for monies placed into the account, you receive the tax break when you withdraw the money. Why is this difference important? Like any other choice based around tax issues, the more funds that have a tax advantage, the better the net results. Using a Roth IRS’s long term accumulation allow for blending this tax free income with other assets which may have more tax liability.

By |2019-03-22T20:47:12+00:00March 21st, 2019|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|

Where Are You Now?

Someone once said that to know where you're going, you must know where you are NOW. That will change as often as circumstances change. What sorts of changes? Well, the death of a spouse is indeed a life-changing change that affects everything. Deaths of trustees/executors are important to consider. The housing crisis a few years [...]

By |2019-02-19T19:58:31+00:00February 4th, 2019|Retirement Planning|

Does Your Goose Lay Golden Eggs

Does it lay golden eggs like clockwork, every month, of the same size, no matter how many months you need? Aesop told “The Goose That Laid Golden Eggs” fable. You’ve heard the fable, right? A countryman owned this goose that laid a golden egg every day, which the countryman took to market and “cashed in.” [...]

By |2019-02-21T14:48:07+00:00January 27th, 2019|Annuities, Retirement Planning|

I Am Not Going To Say It

The market is overvalued, a correction is overdue, we need a crystal ball. I’m not. Heck, I’ve said it hundreds of times already on my radio show, in my blogs, and my posts. I’ve said it hundreds of times when I met with prospective clients. “I don’t have a crystal ball, BUT…..”. Fill in the [...]

By |2019-01-10T18:03:58+00:00December 26th, 2018|Retirement Planning|

Is 2018 A Lost Year Financially?

2018. Are we looking at a Lost Year? 2018 was indeed a roller coaster year, and it appears that after all of the ups and downs, we will have ‘given back’ all of the gains from the start of the year and throughout the year. If you are near or already in retirement, 2018 could [...]

By |2019-01-10T18:09:54+00:00December 19th, 2018|Annuities, Retirement Planning|

Practice What You Preach

I’ve always been a fierce proponent of “practicing what you preach.” When I buy a car, I always ask the salesman “what do you drive? What does your wife drive?” When deciding on a home improvement project, I ask the contractor: “If it was your Mother’s home, what would you recommend?” You get the idea. [...]

By |2018-08-17T18:23:05+00:00August 6th, 2018|Annuities, Annuities 101|

The Eighth Wonder Of The World

Ben Franklin said it (reportedly); “The Eighth Wonder of the world is compound interest.” And it’s true! Take $100,000, at 3% compounded for just five years; that amounts to $ 115,927. That’s a 15.9% gain. Now take $100,000 at 3% simple interest for five years; that amounts to a flat $115,000. A flat 15% gain. [...]

By |2019-02-25T08:50:09+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Financial Planning|

Healthcare Is The Biggest Social Issue Of The 21st Century

Please pay attention:   The most significant problem facing retirees is not the cost of the insurance, it is the cost of medical reimbursements from Medicare. Our Government has to reduce spending somewhere! Seeing a doctor for a medical issue is covered by Medicare, but what is happening is the amount paid to the medical [...]

By |2019-02-04T19:00:28+00:00November 30th, 2017|Retirement Planning|

Human Beings Are Strange Animals Indeed!

Consider the goat. The first time a goat comes in personal contact with an electric fence, well, it remembers the lesson from then on. I have even seen animals teach the lesson of a bad personal experience to OTHER animals, who then avoid the situation themselves, thus preventing the negative experience for themselves! Not so [...]

By |2017-10-23T01:07:21+00:00May 27th, 2017|Retirement Planning|