Learn the basics of Estate Planning, including wills and probate, trust, beneficiary designations & taxes.

The Three Pillars of a Safe-Money Retirement

Everyone wants a stress-free retirement, but so many retirees are constantly worried about their financial wellbeing. How do you overcome the stress of establishing a safe retirement plan? Many are concerned about having the right medical coverage and whether they can afford the monthly premiums or the huge bills which often follow a hospital stay. [...]

Do You Really Have To Choose Between Paying Off Debt Or Saving For Retirement?

"Some people believe that you only have one option: either pay off debt or save money. What if it were possible to do BOTH? What if there were a way to turn your debt into wealth?"- Teresa Kuhn. As a specialist in transforming debt into wealth, I am acutely aware of the dilemma faced by [...]

Indexed Annuities – Gains Without Market Risk

In choosing the right place to grow your retirement nest egg, there are a host of financial products available. What are the best options for you and your money? You may want the guarantee of a fixed rate of return. You might also like the potential for market gains. The dilemma is how to achieve [...]

What Steps Should You Take If Your Employer Suspends Your 401k Match?

"Millions of Americans rely on employer-sponsored plans to be the cornerstones of their retirement. But, what happens when circumstances force your employer to change or even eliminate their retirement program?- Brad Rhodes COVID-19's effects are being felt in nearly every sector of the global economy. Stay-at-home orders, reduced hours, and supply-chain shortages resulting from the [...]

What Is An “NFT” And Why You Should Care

"Rapid development of blockchain technology is leading to some interesting new concepts, including the idea of collecting "one of a kind" art in the form of digital tokens." Eric Coons First off, I want to encourage any of you reading this to think hard and long before you leap on any bandwagon, much less s [...]

Why Achieving Financial Unity Is Critical For Married Couples

"Widowhood and divorce remain financially and emotionally devastating. Even younger women are wise to plan for the day when they no longer have their spouse or significant other." Raina Greene Karla N. (not her real name) epitomizes the 21st Century woman; self-assured, confident, entrepreneurial, and well-educated. Karla married at age 21, right after receiving her [...]

By |2021-05-06T18:44:08+00:00May 6th, 2021|Annuities, Estate Planning, Insurance, Investing, Real Estate|

How Whole Life Insurance Can Provide A Tax-Free Retirement Plan

I’d like to start this article by saying, if you’re in your mid to late 60s, you may not have the time to utilize the living benefits of this concept. However, if you’re still in your late 50s to early 60s, you may be able to use this concept to supplement some of all of [...]

Retirement Income Planning and Aging: The Role Of Annuities

Retirement Income Planning has become an important topic with the aging of the baby boom generation. Many refer to it as preparation for the decumulation stage in an investors' life cycle. Some use analogies of the accumulation stage as climbing the mountain and the decumulation as scaling down the mountain. Climbing Mount Everest is indeed [...]

By |2021-04-28T18:11:20+00:00April 28th, 2021|Annuities, Estate Planning, Retirement Planning|

Market Volatility and Income

You’ve worked hard all your life, played by the rules only to have a majority of your nest egg wiped out due to something you could NEVER have controlled. For most of us, this would be devastating and possibly life-changing! For most pre retires and retirees, the #1 concern they have is fear of running [...]

It’s Always Wise to Include Annuities

"Offering retirees the chance to obtain tax-deferred growth and guaranteed income in retirement, annuities should always be part of a retirement and income specialist's tool kit." Michael Masor. Successful financial advisors understand that the days of selling a product and never seeing that client again are long gone. Instead, retirement planning has morphed into more [...]