"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 [...]
I get asked this question a lot. "What is an Annuity?" Most people I talk to when it comes to retirement planning either do not understand annuities or have heard a bunch of negative press when it comes to annuities. I feel the simplest way to explain what an annuity is and why they play [...]
All annuity companies offer a “free-look” period where you may return the annuity for any reason and receive a full refund. Make certain you fully understand your rights and options when you purchase an annuity, your agent or the insurance company will help you. That being said, there are scams with annuities just as there are with almost any product being sold to the public. Here are some to be aware of.
Customizing your retirement options might be a great idea Coming at the rear end of a long list of requirements and necessities competing for attention, retirement plans for both employer and employees are often disposed of with a quick fix such as readily available and IRS compliant 401(k) plans. The problem with these off [...]
I believe that the basis of all long term investing that concern funds for retirement should be in something safe and secure and free of risk. I also believe that a portion of your long term retirement funds should have some degree of risk. With risk comes the possibility of gain, gain can help offset inflation and add to the retirement pot.