I wanted to share with you an article that explained the differences between an annuity and life insurance. I liked not only the explanation, which I found simple and straightforward, but also the chart in the article that provided me with information relating to questions that are often asked by potential purchasers of one or the other product. “Both annuities and life insurance should be considered in your long-term financial plan. While both include death benefits, you buy life insurance in the event you die too soon and an annuity in case you live too long. In other words, life insurance provides economic protection to your loved ones if you die before your financial obligations to them are met, while annuities guard against outliving your assets.” Call us if you want to discuss either of these situations, we are here to help.
I came across a press release issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury a little less than a year ago, and thought to share it with you. J. Mark Iwry, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Retirement and Health Policy was quoted as saying “As boomers approach retirement and life expectancies increase, income annuities can be an important planning tool for a secure retirement” and “Treasury is working to expand the availability of retirement income options for working families. By encouraging the use of income annuities, today’s guidance can help retirees protect themselves from outliving their savings.” Call us if you would like to discuss what retirement income options may be available to you. We’re here to help.
This week’s article mentions that while “we all face risk with our retirement income, overall, women are subject to more financial risks than men, especially in their later years.” The author goes on to explain that “there are a number of ways for women to overcome the various financial challenges and achieve the optimal amount of income for their retirement. By identifying the risks, educating themselves about the risks, and learning how to work around or eliminate these risks, women will be able to clear those retirement hurdles with ease.” The article references five significant hurdles for women that a financial economist has highlighted, and suggests that indexed annuities may play a role in dealing with them. Call us when you get a moment so that we can tell you more about this important retirement product. We’re here to help.
In response to the frequently asked question “What is meant by the phrase ‘Safe Money Place’” I thought to refer you to a definition I read and found easy to understand. The author of this week’s article wrote “Safe money places are vehicles that are used for the money that you cannot afford to lose; they’re products that provide peace of mind, knowing that your principal is protected from loss as a result of market fluctuations. Although some conjure up visions of fireproof safes and the space under their mattress when they think of safe money places, true examples of these products include: savings accounts, certificates of deposit (CDs), checking accounts, fixed annuities, indexed annuities and U.S. government savings bonds”. We believe in safer money places over risk. If you think the same way, give us a call so that we can tell you what options are available to you. We’re always here to help.
I thought you would like to read the seven retirement tips outlined in this week’s article. Written in conjunction with “National Save for Retirement Week” they provide simple yet important ideas that may help you plan better for your retirement future; especially when looking for ways to provide income that you won’t outlive. The tips also remind us to “incorporate low-risk options like Fixed Indexed Annuities” which “can provide much-needed balance” to your retirement portfolio. Call us to discuss what options may be available for you. We’re always here to help.
This week’s article tells us “When it comes to saving for retirement, starting early is key. And while putting money away can seem like a huge and daunting task, it doesn’t always require major lifestyle changes. If you implement changes slowly and in small ways, you may not even realize how much you’re saving.” We agree, and because it does take time to save, we believe in putting some of that money into a place where your principal is protected from market declines. Call us so we can tell you everything about this product. We’re here to help you navigate toward retirement.
This week’s article was interesting to me because it references a retirement survey and the data gathered; and suggests that all age groups are struggling to build a retirement. “Newly released retirement data reflects the changing landscape of retirement, and shows that majority of Americans want alternative retirement savings option.” What I found very interesting were the similarities in the desire to find options that will better enable each group, regardless of the age bracket, to meet their goals. We can help with that because we’re here to help you define your goals, and find some options for attaining them. Call us, we look forward to hearing from you.
This past week’s news contained articles about the difference in wages earned by men as opposed to women. Not surprisingly, this disparity also has an impact on how women should better prepare for a secure retirement. This planning can have an impact on the entire family. We consider ourselves part of your family. Please call us, we are here to help you feel better about your retirement strategies.
The article I want to share with you this week resonates with a topic that I discuss often with my senior clients; the impact of the US Economy on them. This week’s article writes that a new study confirms senior citizens have their “backs to the wall financially. With the threat of financial ruin so prevalent, seniors need to take concrete measures to protect their financial health. That’s not a luxury–it’s a necessity.” Call us if you would like to discuss this. We’re here to come up with options that may help you in the long term.
I wanted to share this week’s article with you because it discusses a topic we are always confronted with; a changing world that presents us with “many opportunities but also with uncertainties and obstacles which impact our financial planning and long-term financial security. Cast-iron government and employer retirement benefits are less prevalent than before, and have given way to a more individualistic approach based on personal responsibility.” Call us to discuss what options we think might best suit planning for your individual long-term financial security. We’re always here for you.
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