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HEDGING AGAINST SOMETHING BAD

This week’s article spoke about annuities offering “a hedge against something bad happening to your money, like a huge loss in a stock market collapse. Instead of personally managing your money and assuming risks inherent in stocks and mutual funds, you buy an annuity that guarantees a steady money income for decades or even a lifetime.” If you are interested in learning more about this kind of a product and understanding if it fits in your retirement planning give us a call. We’re always here to help.

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FUEL FOR RETIREMENT

We read an article the other day from a library of information we have access to and thought it would interest you to know that it discussed “higher interest rates, of course, mean higher payout rates on annuities.” We like fixed annuities because they can provide an income you can’t outlive, something that is fuel for retirement when longevity is on the rise. Call us if you are interested in exploring options like this. We’re always here to help.

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BALANCE

When you think about the things that fill your life what are you goals? Most people will say that a work-life balance is important. When you think about retirement, do your thoughts also lean toward balance? This week’s article tells us that for most people their goal is “a nice balance between stability, favorite pastimes, and new adventures. Balance is also important in your financial life: between reward and risk, nest egg preservation, and growth.” Since no one knows what the future holds, we have some ideas about what you can consider if you are looking for peace of mind no matter what happens in the financial markets. Call us. We’re always here to help.

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RETIREMENT PLANNING WORKSHEET

With a title like “Sharpen your pencils, let’s work the numbers” I knew you would enjoy being provided with the opportunity to see how ready you are for retirement, and if your numbers add up to what you thought they would in terms of your ideas of where to put your retirement saving so that you will have an income you won’t outlive. Did you fall short? Are you disappointed in what your worksheet revealed? Call us, we may have some ideas you haven’t thought of. We’re always here to help.

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DIFFERENCES

Did you know that your readiness for retirement may vary depending on your occupation? This week’s article sets out a “Retirement-Readiness Score by Industry” and provides information to understand the differences and surprising similarities across the occupations. Call us if you would like to improve your readiness score. We may have some ideas you have not thought about. We’re always here to help

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BASICS AND BALANCE

This week’s article “Fixed Indexed Annuities 101” made me smile because it brought back memories of my younger days in school, and I was reminded that even as we grow older, especially when planning for our retirement, it is sometimes best to go back to basics. The first basic question is “When you think about retirement, what are your goals?” For most people it involves a balance between stability, favorite pastimes and new adventures. There is a lot to be said about balance, especially when no one knows what the future holds. “Balance is also important in your financial life: between reward and risk, nest egg preservation and growth.” Call us if you would like some ideas on how to achieve these goals as you look into the future. We’re always here to help.

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BASICS AND BALANCE

This week’s article “Fixed Indexed Annuities 101” made me smile because it brought back memories of my younger days in school, and I was reminded that even as we grow older, especially when planning for our retirement, it is sometimes best to go back to basics. The first basic question is “When you think about retirement, what are your goals?” For most people it involves a balance between stability, favorite pastimes and new adventures. There is a lot to be said about balance, especially when no one knows what the future holds. “Balance is also important in your financial life: between reward and risk, nest egg preservation and growth.” Call us if you would like some ideas on how to achieve these goals as you look into the future. We’re always here to help.

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AT WHAT AGE?

I liked this week’s article because it answered the question “At what age should you purchase an indexed annuity?” The author tells us that “the great thing about fixed indexed annuities is that they are a reliable retirement planning vehicle appropriate for people in a variety of life stages.” Call us if you would like to see how they might fit into your planning, we’re always happy to help.

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PLAYING A GAME

I saw an article this past week which spoke about a new interactive game called “Master of Retirement” and thought to share it with you. Surveys power the game’s questions and offer out informative responses. One question asked in the game is “What is a reason some people choose a fixed indexed annuity? The choices were a) Missing a steady paycheck and income for life; b) Having the principal protected against volatile markets; c) Helping to moderate risk in a financial plan; and d) All of the above.” It was not surprising to read in the answer that “While half of Americans say they will miss receiving a steady paycheck in retirement the most, moderating risk in a financial plan and protecting the principal are also top of mind. Fixed indexed annuities can provide a guaranteed lifetime income stream, while offering balance and minimizing risk in your retirement plan.” Feel free to call us after you’ve played the interactive game should you have any questions you need help answering. We are always here to help.

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MORE LIFETIME INCOME

This week’s article discusses how “recent research by retirement income expert and former U.S. Treasury Department official Mark Warshawsky shows that immediate annuities generally provide you with more lifetime income than you could get by following the take-out-4-percent-of-savings-a-year rule or a similar strategy of systematic withdrawals”. It was interesting to read why. If you are thinking that you need more guaranteed income than Social Security alone will provide, call us to discuss some options you may not have considered. We’re always here to help.

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