A dangerous phenomenon is happening within the financial services industry. For years marketing gurus taught the masses about niche marketing. We listened and drank the Kool-Aid. It happened across almost every industry and worked like a champ. Specialists homed in on their craft and focused their energy on profitability by focusing on specific segments of […]
What is social security?
Social security is a government program that provides financial assistance to people who are unable to work because of retirement, disability, or unemployment.
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Consider delaying your social consider benefits. Here’s why…
This Sunday you’re bound to see plenty of ghouls and goblins roaming about town, it’s Halloween, the “scariest” day of the year. There are, however, more frightening days ahead, especially for those who are nearing or of retirement age. Social Security funds in jeopardy, a global pandemic, increasing health care costs and an aging population […]
When it comes to Medicare, do you get confused about the details? Not only do you need to know all of the different parts of the program, you must also be aware of the penalties that can be assessed if you join late. Now there is a surcharge if you make too much money, […]
Death, while painful for most of us to contemplate, is nonetheless a fact of life for which we all need to prepare. The death of a spouse brings its unique kind of grief, along with a list of tasks that must be accomplished; often within a specified time frame. One of the first things […]
Social Security will never run out of money. I know that is a broad and concerning statement, and one intended to cause the reader to investigate further. The new research report from Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research provides us with fresh and actionable information. If current spending, without tax adjustment, continues in 2034, benefits […]
Let me say that all of America knows where to find Safety—CDs, 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 risk […]
“In a perfect world, you would enter retirement with your home paid off, $2million in savings, and not a penny in debt. Unfortunately, our world is far from perfect.”-Donna McElroy Most financial planners urge their clients to eliminate as much debt as possible before they retire. While this is indeed a sensible approach to avoid […]
If you know the truth about America’s finances, it should make you mad! Consider that One-fifth of all United States dollars ever printed has entered existence within the past year. A WHOPPING 20% of our new money supply printed within the past year! This craziness has led the Federal Reserve to expand the US balance […]
“If you are a federal or state employee planning to retire in the next year, you should waste zero time planning your exit.”- George Politarhos If you are like most federal employees under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), you have numerous things to consider. Many Federal, State, and local employee programs complicate retirement planning […]