Will Inflation Kill Your Retirement

A few years ago, the Secure Retirement Institute developed a model designed to drive home an important but often overlooked fact: Inflation is a real danger to those nearing or in retirement, perhaps the greatest threat of all. The Secure Retirement Model showed what inflation could do to the average Social Security benefit during a [...]

By |2020-05-20T20:33:45+00:00May 20th, 2020|Retirement Planning|

When is a Good Age to Consider Investing in An Annuity?

Annuities are designed as long term vehicles to be used later in life — at least until age 59 ½. To make annuity owners focus on their use later in life, the IRS imposes a 10% additional tax for any annuity accessed before that age minimum of 59 ½. The tax is in addition to any income taxes which may also be due on a pre-59 ½ distributions.

By |2020-04-15T01:18:03+00:00March 16th, 2019|Annuities|

Do You Know And Understand Your Risk Tolerance

What does risk mean when it is concerning your retirement accounts? How do you determine your risk exposure? When considering risk decisions regarding retirement accounts the two most important factors are your current age and the number of years before you retire because as you age, you have fewer years to recoup market losses. Moving to more stable and safe options as we age can help remove the risk factor on a portion of your accounts.

By |2020-04-13T20:24:11+00:00March 13th, 2019|Investing|

Inflation and Fixed Indexed Annuities. Can You Protect Yourself?

Inflation is the rise over time in the price of goods and services. Is a loaf of bread higher than it as the year you were born? Inflation is measured as a annual percentage, the same way interest rates are measured as a annual percentage. Is inflation a bad thing? Not necessarily. It means prices are rising because demand is rising, so it is the result of a growing economy. In a healthy economy, wages rise at the same rate as prices. So in a healthy economy, inflation always rises, meaning the same dollar amount is worth less five years from now. Sounds pretty healthy, doesn’t it? Inflation hurts interest rates because lenders know the longer it takes you to repay the loan, the less the money is worth.

By |2020-04-12T23:37:08+00:00August 19th, 2013|Annuities|