Month: August 2016

RETIREMENT PITFALLS

Sometimes it is a good idea to review your retirement planning strategy and ask yourself if you are taking action that is sufficient to avoid some common pitfalls. This week’s article reminds us of six: waiting too long to save, not taking advantage of “Free Money”, underestimating medical expenses, lack of balance in your portfolio,…

OVERCOME FEARS AND TAKE ACTION

We have often spoken about how surveys “find Americans are most afraid of their money running out before their life runs out.” But this week’s article states that “they’re equally afraid that while they are alive, they won’t have the funds to enjoy their life and cover basic necessities.” Despite these fears, it is important…

DEBT IN RETIREMENT

We’ve spoken in the past about having adequate income during retirement, and have from time to time provided tools for estimating future financial needs. That’s why I found interesting this week’s article which concerns the role that debt can play in those calculations. The article references a nonprofit think tank study, out last year, “showing…

DIFFERENT RETIREMENT PRODUCTS

“Life is unpredictable.” This comment caught my eye in an article I read concerning “different retirement products and savings strategies that seem to be everywhere we look these days.” The article stated that there’s one retirement product that is making headlines and that is Fixed Indexed Annuities. “Did you know that by incorporating a Fixed…

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