Today 10,000 new baby boomers retire each day. Think about it: Many people don’t get defined pension plans from their employers anymore. If anything, employers have reduced their 401k match, while employees are contributing less to their 401k.
How would you like to play poker where the casino told you they would guarantee you that you will make money on every winning hand and, you would break even on every losing hand. You would line up for that table, wouldn’t you? That is precisely what we offer with Fixed Index Annuities. Tax deferral [...]
Quarantined, isolated and confused Today, I am sitting in my home, self-isolated, keeping a social distance away from the rest of the world, and I have a slight tickle in my throat. I am watching TV with one eye on the stock market as the Dow drops lower and lower, and with the other eye [...]
Retirement is all about cash flow, but did you know…. When folks seek to retire, one of the most important objectives to evaluate is their Social Security benefits. Social Security is an excellent resource because it provides a guaranteed check for life. However, if you file your benefit to early (62), you could face up [...]
I think we can all agree we live in unprecedented times with a worldwide pandemic, anarchy in our cities, and a stock market that is on a roller coaster ride every other day. As retirees, this can become very overwhelming as we question how to protect our hard-earned retirement funds. Do the following fears keep [...]
Today I was thinking, “What if it was me?” I’ve always tried to run my company and business by running my decisions or recommendations through that filter. What if it was my family? The Mission Statement for SAFE Harbor Financial is: ”Our goal is to conscientiously provide Estate & Retirement Financial advice consistent with what [...]
I recently finished reading a book called ‘The Checklist Manifesto.’ It’s a fascinating book that was written by a surgeon who was struck by the idea that something as simple as a checklist can be the linchpin of a successful outcome, versus complete disaster in some of the most critical of situations. The author spoke [...]
The number one reason that people purchase an annuity in the first place is income protection, protection from living too long. Think of it as an insurance to protect you from outliving your assets. It is not uncommon, and it is becoming more common, for people to outlive their retirement funds, people are living longer. For many people, it just makes solid sense. With the purchase of an annuity come contractual benefits known as settlement options.
At a recent Social Security workshop, I presented I was asked the question on every baby-boomer’s mind these days. “What should I do with my retirement funds with all this volatility in the stock market?” The answer is not simple but is not as complicated as many would have you believe. The question “assumes” a [...]
What do you want the annuity to accomplish for you? That question is best answered with another question. What is the purpose of the annuity? What would you like it to accomplish for you? Many companies and annuity marketing organizations will tell you about how great their annuity products are, and generally, their features and [...]