How safe is your fixed indexed annuity? Should you trust a fixed indexed annuity with your important retirement funds? What happens if an insurance company were to fail? These and other questions are vitally important and the answers may surprise you.
Asset Protection or Asset Speculation, which should you choose? After practicing in Safe Money for close to 30 years, one thing is true when it comes to those that are approaching or in retirement. The old fable, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. As Baby Boomers grapple with the forces [...]
Have you delayed retirement because the obligation to raise and educate your children stayed way too long, long after college? Don’t feel alone, and many Baby Boomers are experiencing precisely the same “retirement” that you might be facing. Many Baby Boomers have delayed retirement simply because of the need for a higher income, an [...]
Be cautious of fees subtracted from your retirement funds, you could be the loser at retirement time. With the recent volatility in the stock markets worldwide, concern over the future of many people’s retirement accounts is at the forefront. Volatility, as defined in the stock market, means to many of us that sleeping well at [...]
Each month, millions of dollars are being moved from stocks, bonds, mutual funds, variable annuities, ETFs, 401(k)s, and CDs into Fixed Indexed Annuities. Why? The number 1 reason is SAFETY. But How safe is Your Fixed Indexed Annuity - are you sure it will provide you with enough income to last as long as you live? Should you trust an indexed annuity with your important retirement funds? What happens if an insurance company were to fail? These and other questions are vitally important and the answers may surprise you.
Baby Boomers love annuities, Fixed Indexed Annuities World War II ended in 1945 and with it, home came millions of soldiers, sailors, and marines. Eager for a new life, these returning GIs married, bought homes and started families. I am a member of that generation, now known as the Baby Boomers. The Baby Boomer generation [...]
Two things have happened that cause great concern for our future medical care. Both costs and health care are in peril. With the advent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the amount of medical cost reimbursements paid to providers by Medicare has been reduced. In other words, less from Medicare, more out of pocket for [...]
Income that can never be outlived is the secret many are learning is the most important part of retirement When was the last time you heard anyone say, “I am not worried about the stock market.” The financial crisis beginning in 2008 still hovers over all of us today. Equities’ sharp drop during the crisis [...]
Bulls, bears, up, down, who knows? There are numerous indicators that the current stock market could be subject to a slip into a full-blown “Bear” market. This would convert to longer-term losses in equities as well as a significant shift in investments to bonds and annuities. With a bear market can also come exposure to [...]