Will President Biden’s Capital Gains Tax Increase Mean You Should Head For The Exit?

"As a new administration shifts into high gear, many people think about how Biden's tax reform proposals will affect them. People nearing retirement age and attempting to play "catch-up" with their savings are especially concerned about imminent tax increases' impact on their retirement planning."- Jerry Yu. For as long as taxes have been around, they [...]

By |2021-04-15T16:36:55+00:00April 13th, 2021|Retirement Planning, Taxes|

There Is A New Sheriff In Town

There is a new standard for portfolio management: Fixed Indexed Annuities Volatility and anxiety seem to walk hand in hand. Because of uncertainty, many retirees and pre-retirees are more concerned about their financial future than since the Great Depression. The question is where and how do Americans save, and how are their savings affected by [...]

By |2021-04-13T14:23:22+00:00April 13th, 2021|Annuities, Bonds, Retirement Planning, Uncategorized|

Are You And Your Money Prepared For The Next Pandemic Or Recession?

"The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic downturn took pretty much everyone by surprise. Are you ready for the next crisis?" Tim Davis Most Americans were caught off-guard both by the swiftness with which the COVID-19 pandemic arrived and the economic disaster it birthed. While we are just beginning to see some of the consequences of [...]

Will The Future Be Surviving A Financial Armageddon?

"Will the future be surviving a financial Armageddon? Big Stock Market increases of wild Market swings that keep you up at night?" - Ray Cessna There are times in your life that you will never forget!! Dates that you know exactly where you were and what you were doing. Would your grandfather say he was [...]

What Is A Short-Selling Squeeze

"Depending on to whom you listen, the recent GameStop "short squeeze" affair will have little to no impact on long-term investors, or… it will change everything."-Eric Coons If you saw the film The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, then you have undoubtedly heard of the standard Wall Street practice of "short selling." While there are [...]

By |2021-02-09T08:21:54+00:00February 8th, 2021|Annuities, Bonds, Financial Planning, Investing, Retirement Planning|

Lower Your Costs In Retirement By Getting And Staying Healthy

"Multiple surveys of today's seniors point to health and wellness as a top concern in retirement. A majority of respondents over 50 cite good health as the key to a happy and prosperous life after work."- Angie Politarhos. As Gen Xers and Millennials move into planning their post-career lives, there has been a shift in [...]

How Rising Unemployment Will Affect Retirees

"Rising unemployment has serious implications, even for those already retired." Robert Cannon. As the country emerges from COVID-19-related lockdowns, we are beginning to see more of the economic aftermath, particularly in the form of unemployment. When you are already retired or are close to retirement, it's tempting to feel somewhat insulated from the effects of [...]

What Are Exchange-Traded Funds, And Should You Consider Them For Your Portfolio

"It's been over thirty years since Toronto Stock Market launched the first exchange-traded fund (ETF). Since that time, ETFs have gained popularity and are poised to take over the current mutual fund market." John Ripley What are ETFs, anyway? Created to give individual investors more liquid and tax-efficient products than traditional mutual funds, ETFs were [...]

Can You Ensure Your Golden Years Are Sweet?

"There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last." – Robert Lewis Stevenson. We all want our retirement years to be financially secure, but the "Golden Years" are anything but sweet for many. Even the best plans can be completely derailed by market [...]

By |2021-01-29T20:02:11+00:00January 21st, 2021|Annuities, Estate Planning, Insurance, Investing, Retirement Planning|

The Top Qualities Of Debt-Free And Financially Prosperous People

While there is no single quality that guarantees a person will be financially successful, there are some common traits the financially free have in common. I believe that anyone, especially those partnering with a dedicated, trusted financial advisor, can achieve financial freedom, no matter how small or large their salaries. There are tons of stories of people [...]