Over the years of our life span, we are increasingly seeing changes occurring at a faster rate, which affects our lifestyle. Here in 2020, since the official start of Covid-19, we now have two or maybe three vaccines to combat this disease. What would normally have taken four to six years to complete has been [...]
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.
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.
Are municipal bonds tax-free? Might want to make sure. Municipal securities, also known as "munis," are bonds issued by governmental entities such as states, cities, counties, and other organizations. The bonds are sold to raise money for public interest projects such as schools, bridges, roads, and other municipal construction needs to benefit the public. Like [...]
Money has three primary functions in retirement. Those functions are INCOME (the cash flow that you need to live), LIQUIDITY (money for growth and emergencies), and LEGACY. The focus of this article is on LEGACY. The word legacy is defined in part as follows: a gift of property; a bequest; anything handed down from the [...]
When people think about saving and investing money the first question they ask: "What should I invest my money in?" To answer that question the following questions should be answered: What do I want the money to accomplish? You may need extra income to cover your monthly current expenses. Or to pay for a [...]