Month: October 2016

RETIREMENT IQ

This week’s article takes a close look at “new research that shows a startlingly low retirement IQ” Staying informed and being educated are important and so I thought to share with you three tips to saving for retirement that are mentioned in the article: begin saving early, factor your savings into your budget, and contribute…

RETIREMENT PITFALLS

This week’s article tells us that “When it comes to retirement planning, one of the most important things you can do is to make sure you’re creating a portfolio that will provide you with lifetime income.” That may seem like a daunting task when interest rates are so low, but we have a few ideas…

HEALTH CARE: CAN ANNUITIES HELP COVER THE COSTS?

This week’s article tells us that a new study confirms that “America’s 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.” We agree, which is why we want to make…

BABY BOOMERS AND LOW RETIREMENT IQ

This week’s article tells us ” While many Americans believe they’re retirement savvy, the average baby boomer has trouble answering even simple retirement questions. New survey data shows folks between 52 and 70 years of age have a significant gap in retirement knowledge, resulting in little action toward securing their golden years.” Thinking about retirement…

EDUCATION AND RETIREMENT INCOME

This week’s article tells us that “While some recent studies have identified a decrease in the return to education as the labor market changes, education has a proven impact on lifetime income.” Lifetime income has such an extraordinary impact on our lives, whether it be as young adults or as we near retirement age. We…

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