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Have You Ever Had Your Entire Portfolio Analyzed?

No matter how much you’ve saved for retirement, whether on your own or with an advisor, you can never be completely confident of your finances without having your entire portfolio analyzed. You may have stocks, mutual funds, maybe some bonds, and perhaps you’ve even been told you’re diversified and don’t have too many risks. 

But, do you know for certain, 100 percent, that your portfolio will be okay if the stock market crashes? Unless you’ve had your entire portfolio analyzed, the answer is most likely no. The best way for you to be confident of your portfolio is to place it under a microscope and have a total portfolio audit. A total portfolio audit will:

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Warning Signs About Your Money

Most retirees who have saved a significant amount of money for retirement rely on a financial professional to help them make the best decisions with their money. What your advisor does, and says, will tell you if you should feel confident with his/her advice. Here are some telltale warning signs:

#1- You don’t have a comprehensive written retirement income plan, nothing is in writing.

#2- You are told to “Ride It Out” or “Hang In There” when you are suffering through large losses.

#3- Your advisor acts like your dad, he/she acts like your money is their money. 

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Are You Blind to Your Own Possible Financial Future?

Have you been led to believe that everything is great in your finances? Maybe you trust your advisor who says everything is okay. Perhaps you believe the news that everything is okay because the stock market keeps hitting all-time highs? Maybe you’re an optimist and just believe things will work out somehow and nothing bad will happen?

Here is your wake-up call: You can’t plan and handle your retirement finances this way. You’re putting your finances, and your family’s finances in jeopardy by hoping that you’ll get lucky.

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Your Advisor is Not Your Friend

One of the biggest mistakes one can make is thinking of your financial advisor as your friend, instead of looking at it as a business relationship to provide you with sound financial advice.

A friend would actually listen to you when you say you want to take less risk.

A friend wouldn’t put in writing how much risk you’re really taking.

A friend wouldn’t put in writing, how much you could lose in the next stock market crash.

A friend wouldn’t tell you not to worry and ride out all stock market losses.

A friend wouldn’t put all the fees you pay in writing, even the hidden ones.

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Are You Having to Handle Money All By Yourself?

Whether you are divorced, widowed, or a lifelong single person, planning your retirement finances and having to handle money all by yourself can be extremely challenging when you only have yourself to rely on. You only have one Social Security, maybe a pension, and the assets you as an individual have saved.

Establishing a written plan is crucial to ensuring your future financial success. A solid written financial plan should include the following:

  • An Income Plan detailing how much income you will receive each year and where each income source comes from so that you can be confident knowing your income will not run out.
  • A Risk Analysis stating how much risk you’re taking currently and how you plan on eliminating or managing any possible large losses to your savings. 
  • A Fee Analysis showing how much you’re paying in fees, both direct and hidden, as well as a way to reduce them.

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How To Reduce Your Fears About Your Money & Retirement

If you’re retired or near retirement, we can help reduce your fears about your money and retirement.

We can create a written retirement income plan for you that will serve as a roadmap, like navigation in your car, to make sure you don’t get lost during retirement.

We can help eliminate your fear of running out of money by helping you create dependable income guaranteed for life.

We can help you protect and grow your assets without taking excessive risks, by using multiple, conservative asset strategies, making sure you don’t lose what you’ve worked so hard for.

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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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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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Annuity Myths (Lies) People Will Tell You: Part 2

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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. We recently provided the first 5 myths about fixed index annuities, here are some more:

Myth #6- You can’t get any growth. NOT TRUE. When your index goes up you have the opportunity to earn competitive returns for a low-risk asset, and when your index goes down you lose NOTHING.

Myth #7- You can lose principal in a stock market crash. NOT TRUE. Your principal and past earnings are 100 percent protected from all stock market losses. If the market crashes 50 percent, you lose 0 percent.

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Annuity Myths (Lies) People Will Tell You: Part 1

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

Myth #1-You will pay very high fees. NOT TRUE. The total average annual cost for a fixed index annuity with an income rider is 1.0 percent, in writing, fully disclosed.

Myth #2-There’s a big commission that comes from your money to pay the agent. NOT TRUE. No commissions are deducted from your money- the annuity company pays the agent, you don’t.

Myth #3 – You can’t access your money for a long time. NOT TRUE. In some plans, you can access income immediately, and in most plans, you can access funds after 12 months.

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