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ONE SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM

Did you know that “recent studies put the “retirement income gap,” the difference between the amount of money retirees have saved and what they need to maintain their standard of living in retirement, at $7.7 trillion. In addition, retirement savings are subject to market volatility, interest rate fluctuations, longevity risk

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CONFIDENCE

The Stanford Center on Longevity published an article that I thought you might like to read. While it said “current studies show that individuals’ confidence in the ability to retire comfortably, or to retire at all, are at new lows”, it went on to explain “this is because retirees and

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INCOME OUTSIDE OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND PENSIONS

With fewer and fewer companies funding retirement plans, “retirees have become dependent on savings that are often inadequate to fund their retirements. Recent studies put the “retirement income gap,” the difference between the amount of money retirees have saved and what they need to maintain their standard of living in

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AGING IS AN OPPORTUNITY

“Around the world, people are living longer as birth rates decline. As this dramatic shift in global demographics escalates, both public policymakers and the private business sector must reevaluate their long-term strategies. The changing landscape offers significant rewards for those with the foresight to adapt.” We know you have the

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OCTOBER MARKS THE MONTH

Did you know that “October marks National Financial Planning Month, a time when Americans can look at how they are saving, their retirement goals, and how they can create a tailored approach that works for them.” We thought you might enjoy this week’s article because it talks about five things

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PICK UP WHERE SOCIAL SECURITY LEAVES OFF

Did you know that among the tools that is being promoted as trying to give Americans a better shot at a more secure retirement are Fixed Index Annuities. At its simplest, an annuity is something you buy with a sum of money in exchange for a monthly check for the

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HAVING YOUR CAKE AND EATING IT TOO!

I thought you might be interested in this week’s article because it mentioned a goal that I have been hearing more and more people mention in recent weeks. The author asks if you are seeking “a guaranteed minimum rate of return that never varies regardless of market swings”, and if

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UNDERSTANDING

When making decisions about retirement, whether it be when we will take it, or how we will fund it, sometimes all it takes is a better understanding of what the options are. That’s why this week I thought to share with you what I thought to be a comprehensive but

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RETIREMENT PLANNING WORKSHEET

This week I thought to share with you “a worksheet as a resource to help plan for your retirement by reviewing your income needs. Fill in the blanks to see what you have currently saved, where your savings may fall short, and to see if fixed indexed annuities fit into

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INSECURE

I was taking a look at a 2017 survey that was called “America is Incredibly Savings Insecure” wondering if much has changed in 2018. “Nearly 90% of Americans are not very confident in their overall retirement savings situation.” Perhaps you are amongst them. If that is the case, call us.

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IMPORTANT ROLE

This week I thought to share with you an article that references the important role Annuities play in retirement planning by helping individuals guard against outliving their assets. “In the most general sense, an annuity is an agreement for an entity (generally a life insurance company) to pay another entity

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VIDEOS SAY A LOT

“We all want a retirement plan that is ready for anything.” This thought often comes to mind and because fixed indexed annuities are a retirement savings vehicle that can help round out your financial portfolio, I thought to share with you four quick videos for a complete overview. Call us

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ENSURING INCOME

A few years ago the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report that highlighted the role annuities can play in helping people secure enough income during retirement. The report, which I thought to share with you this week, references the fact that ensuring income throughout retirement requires difficult choices. Call

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FOR RETIREMENT SAVERS

From time to time it is a good idea to review basics, and re-educate ourselves on all available options for planning and evaluating our retirement savings plans. This week I came across several educational videos on retirement planning and fixed indexed annuities that I thought might be a great place

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DO YOU CRAVE IT?

This week’s article tells us that people crave income in retirement, and that “the appeal of lifetime income is clear in a recent study: Six in 10 people ages 55 and older place a high value on having guaranteed income to supplement what they’ll get from Social Security”. Those surveyed

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NEVER FALL BELOW ZERO

This week’s article says that if you “need your earnings to never fall below zero or you want growth potential, coupled with principal protection from market loss or you seek a guaranteed minimum rate of return that never varies, regardless of market swing” then a Fixed Indexed Annuity might be

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RETIRE YOUR RISK

“You’ve lived with risk, don’t retire with it.” The opening line of this week’s article caught my eye and I thought it might do the same with you. If you are one of the many of Americans who “are concerned that they will either run out of money in retirement

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TERMS

From time to time it is a good idea to review the meaning of terms used when we discuss products that may help you plan your retirement strategies. This week’s article does just that, and provides us with a clear glossary of annuity product terms. Call us as you plan

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MANY USEFUL PURPOSES

This week’s article lets us know that annuities can serve many useful purposes. “If you are in a saving-money stage of life, a deferred annuity can help you meet your retirement income goals, help you diversify your investment portfolio, and help you manage your investment portfolio”. “If you are in

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PROTECTION FOR YOUR EGG

This week’s article tells us that FIAs protect your nest egg. “Nearly 90 percent of Americans lack confidence in their retirement savings (IALC data, October 2017). FIAs provide peace of mind and minimum guarantees. With FIAs, your principal is protected from market loss and will never decline in value, as

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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

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