NOW WHAT DID YOU DO

Did you DO something? Make a bad choice? A poor Decision? Surely you did SOMETHING to cause your mutual funds, stocks, or 401K to lose value! As I write this, the market has dropped over 1000 points. Why? Something out of our control happened: the Corona Virus became a pandemic. You didn’t have anything to [...]

Brokered CDs, Are They Right For You?

Typically Brokered CDs are long term commitments. A Brokered CD could have a term of 10 or 20 years. The value of the Brokered CD is set for the time duration offered by the bank. But the actual value of the Brokered CD changes daily based on general interest rates available to the consumer. In many ways Brokered CDs are the same as a bond, the bond will pay a specified interest rate for a specified time periods but if the bond is sold prior to maturity, the actual amount received by the bond owner may be higher or lower than the face value.

By |2020-04-13T19:22:20+00:00February 6th, 2020|General Business|

Investing Can Be Risky….Maybe Not!

The current state of the world economy is about as volatile as it has ever been since WWII. Many investors have run to safety and made huge purchases in the only one really safe vehicle available-US Treasuries. Buying Treasuries is definitely a safe investment option….or is it? It is true that US Treasuries carry no risk, no risk in your investment being lost. However, there is another risk associated with investing in US Treasuries.

By |2020-04-17T16:17:53+00:00May 13th, 2019|Annuities|

Get an Annuity Quote – Some Things to Consider

There are numerous reasons for owning an annuity but the most often considered reason is using an annuity for income. Annuities possess a wonderful feature; an annuity will guarantee income for as long as a person wants, even for an entire lifetime. If you are considering exploring an annuity and are interested in getting an annuity quote, here are a few simple rules.

By |2020-04-14T19:14:34+00:00April 4th, 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|

Are Municipal Bonds Really Tax Free?

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 [...]

By |2020-04-13T18:37:26+00:00February 2nd, 2019|Bonds|