Month: February 2021

A Roadmap to Retirement Success

If you’re a retiree who worries a lot about your money, implementing a Roadmap to Retirement might be just what you need. Having a financial plan, in writing, works like the GPS navigation in your car, making sure you get where you want to go and don’t get lost in retirement.

A written retirement income plan will show you how much income you’ll receive from each source each year, what’s guaranteed and what’s not guaranteed. It will show you the amount of risk in your portfolio and the fees you’re currently paying and then the reduced risk and lower fees you’ll pay going forward.

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Average Retirement Debt for Older Americans is Higher than Ever Before

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What to Do if You Fear Your Debt Will Get in the Way of Your Retirement Plans

When it comes to retirement, the most common worry among workers tends to be whether they’re saving enough. However, with new reports showing that the average retirement debt is on the rise, many workers nearing retirement have an added concern to consider. According to the Federal Reserve Bank, Baby Boomers are carrying more debt into retirement than ever before.

Debt is often a serious source of contention and stress and carrying debt into retirement could be quite detrimental to achieving retirement dreams and goals. It can affect a retiree’s ability to pay necessary living expenses, keep their home, and even influence whether or not they can afford independent- or assisted-living facilities, should their health prevent them from living alone.

If you’re concerned about bringing debt with you into retirement, here’s how to tackle it ahead of time so that your retirement dreams can become your retirement reality.

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Annuity Myths (Lies) People Will Tell You: Part 3

People will tell you myths about fixed index annuities with income riders because they don’t really understand how they work, or because they want to sell you something else.

Myth #11 – Your income will never increase. NOT TRUE. Some plans offer guaranteed lifetime income with the potential for annual increases that get locked in for life.

Myth #12- Other traditional Wall Street type assets will guarantee your principal against losses, provide guaranteed lifetime income, and provide the opportunity for growth. NOT TRUE. Fixed index annuities with income riders, provide these benefits, stocks, bonds and mutual funds don’t.

Myth #13- Annuity companies aren’t safe, they fail all the time and people lose their money. NOT TRUE. No one has ever lost any of their guaranteed principal from an insurance company failing. 

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