A solid financial plan is one of the most important things you can offer yourself and your family.

Five Common Medicare Misconceptions That Can Impact Your Retirement

"Medicare planning is a complicated and confusing process. Be sure you understand all of this benefit's nuances and can separate fact from fiction."  Brad Rhodes Medicare is an essential element of any successful retirement. Yet, it is often poorly understood. In my capacity as a Medicare planner, I am continually astounded by how many false [...]

By |2021-04-07T22:02:49+00:00April 7th, 2021|Financial 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 [...]

Are You And Your Money Prepared For The Next Pandemic Or Recession?

"The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic downturn took pretty much everyone by surprise. Are you ready for the next crisis?" Tim Davis Most Americans were caught off-guard both by the swiftness with which the COVID-19 pandemic arrived and the economic disaster it birthed. While we are just beginning to see some of the consequences of [...]

Will The Future Be Surviving A Financial Armageddon?

"Will the future be surviving a financial Armageddon? Big Stock Market increases of wild Market swings that keep you up at night?" - Ray Cessna There are times in your life that you will never forget!! Dates that you know exactly where you were and what you were doing. Would your grandfather say he was [...]

Long-Term Care: Most Americans Don’t Even Know They Are Going To Need It.

"U.S. government statistics say that over 70% of Americans 65 and older will need long-term care at least once in their lives. Yet, only 33% of us understand and acknowledge that we're likely to need long-term care in the future."- Robert Cannon Various studies over the past decade indicate that Americans tend to vastly underestimate [...]

The U.S. Debt Gone Mad!

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 [...]

Mistakes Government Employees Must Avoid If They Plan On Retiring In 2021-2022

“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 [...]

Some Key Points Of President Biden’s Tax Plan

"By focusing on low and middle-income earners, Joe Biden hopes to stimulate a pandemic-ravaged economy. The impact could be significant for higher net worth individuals and corporations."- Jerry Yu. Now that both the House and Senate are in the hands of Democrats, it is likely that President will be able to get more of his [...]

Are “Hybrid” Policies The Cure For Rising Long-Term Care Costs?

"Even before the pandemic, the senior health care marketplace was experiencing rate increases, capacity shortages, and changes in coverage. The pandemic further deepened these trends." As you plan your eventual exit from the workforce, it is likely your retirement and income planner has talked to you about the need for long-term care insurance. Long-term care insurance allows [...]