Many consumers have little understanding of the long-term problems that poor financial decisions can create. One of the key reasons that many Americans struggle with making the right decisions when saving and investing is a lack of financial understanding. Financial literacy is becoming increasingly important as more and more people manage their own retirement accounts, […]
If 2020 taught us anything, it was that anything can happen. So, what can you do to be prepared? First, learn how to protect your money during a recession. What Happens In A Recession? The technical definition of a recession? When real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) drops for 2 or more quarters, back to back.
It’s true. Only you can decide for yourself what is the best way to grow and save money. But, how do you know which method to choose? Furthermore, once you put your money somewhere, how long should it stay there? Also, does your age and stage of life matter when it comes to where you
Retirees sometimes get to the point where, as the saying goes “it is what it is” and there “is” only so much money in their retirement savings account, and it won’t or can’t get any bigger. So then the question becomes, what can be done with that savings to last through what is hopefully a
The Alliance for Lifetime Income recently published a new economic report about the “Peak 65 Generation” you might be interested in. “Peak 65 is a term used to describe the point in time when more Americans will turn age 65 than at any point in history.” This will occur in 2024. “This fast-approaching milestone requires
Are you a small business owner? You may find this interesting. According to this week’s article, “the 401(k) has become the go-to retirement plan for many Americans.” In fact, the article goes on to say that the “flexibility, tax savings and scale of 401(k) plans” have made them “attractive to employers”, as well as employees.
Did you know that 40.2% of older Americans have Social Security as their only income?* We believe in supplementing your retirement with additional income you can’t outlive. Call us if you are interested in learning more about a product that provides this. Protect your principal from market losses, and generate a lifetime income. We’re always
What Strategy is Right for You? This week’s article confirms an announcement recently made by the IRS. “You now have an extra month to lower your tax bill with contributions to your individual retirement account (IRA). Just like last year, the IRS has extended the 2020 tax filing deadline to May 17, allowing Americans an
This week’s article provides an easy answer to the question ‘What is an Indexed Annuity?’ “An indexed annuity is a type of annuity contract that pays an interest rate based on the performance of a specified market index, such as the S&P 500. It differs from fixed annuities, which pay a fixed rate of interest,
Deadlines for filing tax returns are approaching. So, we’re reminding people about another deadline as well: retirement account deposits. Each year, you have a permitted annual deposit that can be made into your retirement account. If you miss the deadline, you may miss an opportunity to increase your retirement. Have a Roth IRA? You may