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  • Should You Put Your Retirement Savings into Annuities?

    Do annuities make sense for your retirement portfolio? Well, when used right they can be a very powerful financial vehicle, especially for retirement. Annuities allow an investor to pay a lump sum of money upfront and then receive an income stream in return for a set period of time. The insurance company is bound to provide this income stream by contractual guarantees. The income stream can last a...

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • 3 Retirement Planning Mistakes to Avoid

      How should I invest for retirement? And during retirement? There’s a lot of great advice to answer these questions – a wealth of strategic financial tips for nest eggs of all sizes. But equally important is what not to do. Below are 3 retirement planning mistakes—avoid them at all costs. Read More ...

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Asset Allocation: The Linchpin for Your Retirement Withdrawal Rate

    You’ve heard it before: the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray. Through all stages of our personal and financial lives, we know there will inevitably be twists and turns. The market goes up, the market goes down. But there are safer routes than others for our money. While there’s no foolproof Waze app for retirement savings and investment, there are directions we can take—and avoid! ...

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Fake News Strikes Again, This Time with 401(k)s

    Note: This is the fifth and final part of a month-long series on financial awareness in the U.S., and how investors are planning – or not preparing – for retirement. Here are some surprising insights into how the spread of fake news is growing - and how it's affecting the lives of retirement investors. Fake news has struck again. The spread of misinformation has whipped up a new public storm, this...

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • How Much Should I Save Each Month to Save $1 Million for Retirement?

    It's time for the million-dollar question. Literally. How much do you need to save to have $1 million in retirement savings? Apparently, if you’re 21, you only need to save $25 a week to be set for a comfortable retirement. Ah, to be 21 again. Because that ship sailed long ago for us, we need to make sure that we are financially prepared for our retirement. $1 million seems to be the magic number...

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Is There Actually a Magic Number for Retirement Income?

    The “magic number” to retire comfortably – as worry-free as possible – has always been a hot topic between financial professionals and their clients. Do I have enough to do what I want? Did I save enough for retirement? Have I been living beyond my means? Do I have to keep working for another few years? Will I live to 100? These questions echo in almost everyone’s head, especially late at night. ...

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • More Americans Losing Sleep Over Money than Before Great Recession

    Note: This is the fourth part of a month-long series on financial awareness in the U.S., and how investors are planning – or not preparing – for retirement. Here are some important takeaways that are keeping Americans from financial security and peace of mind. For the first time in a long while, Americans are feeling more stressed than ever. If surveys are any indicator, money concerns are a big ...

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • How can High 401(k) Fees Affect Your Retirement Success?

    Note: This is the third part of a month-long series on financial awareness in the U.S., 401(k) plans, and how investors are planning – or not preparing – for retirement. If you have an employer-sponsored retirement plan, here are some strong insights into how high 401(k) plan fees can be detrimental for retirement saving goals. As prior posts have mentioned, the 401(k) is the retirement savings p...

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Financial Illiteracy and the Great 401(k) Experiment

    Note: This is the second part of a month-long series on financial awareness in the U.S., 401(k) plans, and how investors are planning – or not preparing – for retirement. If you have an employer-sponsored retirement plan, read on for insights on how a lack of financial education can tie into people’s experiences with their 401(k) plans. Financial Literacy: A Must for Retirement Success Financial ...

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Will Your 401(k) Help You Meet Your Retirement Goals?

    When it comes to retirement saving plans, Americans can have a variety of options. For millions, employer-sponsored plans are a primary savings vehicle – especially 401(k) plans. It’s no surprise as to why. A 401(k) plan offers a number of benefits, including tax-deferred accumulation, a high contribution limit for pre-tax savings, and in many cases an employer match. As retirement nears for many ...

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Why the Fed's March Interest Rate Hike is a Big Deal

    After years of waffling on a more aggressive interest rate agenda, the Federal Reserve is indicating change may be ahead. Earlier this month, a new employment report showed the U.S. added 235,000 jobs in February. With job growth, wage growth, and other indicators on the rise, the Fed decided to raise the federal funds rate – or the rate for overnight loans – to a target range of 0.75-1.0%. In tu...

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Can You Afford to Gamble with Your Retirement Money?

    The stock market has been surging to new highs. For the first time ever, the Dow Jones exceeded 20,000 in January. Then on the heels of President Trump’s first address to Congress, it charged ahead yet again. The Dow posted a 300-point jump, closing at over 21,000 on Wednesday, March 1. These gains come at a time when market volatility has also been on the decline. In early February the CBOE Vola...

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Planning for Longevity in Retirement

    Good news: People are living longer. But it does come with downsides. For one, increasing lifespans bring greater financial risk, like outliving your retirement money or forking over income for costly health expenditures. Then there is the evolving question of what a longer retirement looks like. Just some decades ago, many Americans shared a common vision. You worked for the same company for yea...

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • How Does Longevity Risk Affect Retirement Planning?

    It’s been said that the 70s are the new 50s. But if a new research study is any indicator, U.S. life expectancy may be set to grow even more. With current American life expectancy sitting at 78.8 years, researchers at Imperial College and the World Health Organization project that longer lifespans could be in store. According to the researchers’ findings, U.S. life expectancy would lengthen to 83...

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Generated 3 months ago

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  • Diversification and Its Role in Retirement Planning

    Chances are you know the concept of asset allocation. As Forbes contributor Mitch Tuchman puts it, asset allocation is the “collection of investments you own,” depending on your risk tolerance and your desire for potential investment returns. In the investing world, it is a strategy of apportioning assets to achieve a strategic balance of potential risks and returns that is right for an individua...

  • An Update on the DOL Rule's Outlook - And What It Means for You

    Having been created by the Obama administration, the DOL fiduciary rule would bring wide, sweeping changes to the financial services industry. But as we noted in prior articles, a Trump administration could make this a different story. There was potential for the rule to be delayed past its April 10, 2017 “applicability date,” to undergo changes, or to even be abolished. Since we first published ...

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Generated 3 months ago

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  • 4 Ways to Boost Your Financial Wellness This Holiday Season

    The holidays offer a great opportunity for us to reconnect with loved ones, relatives, and friends. From Thanksgiving dinners and seasonal gift shopping to holiday get-togethers and family gatherings, these times are truly special. But apart from the joy, merriment, good cheer, and great company, many Americans find this period financially stressful. Discretionary spending, in the form of gift bu...

  • Donald Trump in the White House: How Might It Affect Retirement Issues?

    Photo credit: Donald Trump at Marriott Marquis NYC, 2016. By Michael Vadon (2016), Photo Link, Attribution (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/). Photo attribution by PhotosforClass.com. Just two weeks into his presidential tenure, Donald Trump already is taking swift action. From sweeping executive orders to bold ambitions for tax reform, immigration, job growth, and more, these times a...

  • What Might a Fiduciary Recommendation for Guaranteed Income or Wealth Protection Strategies Look Like?

    With its impending rollout in April, the DOL fiduciary rule will treat nearly all financial professionals as “fiduciaries.” As you can imagine, this has brought industry-wide changes in financial services. All types of financial companies, from stock brokerage firms and asset management companies to investment advisory organizations and insurance carriers, have been preparing for compliance. Of c...

  • Important Information on the DOL Fiduciary Rule

    Photo Credit: The Frances Perkins Building located at 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Built in 1975, the modernist office building serves as headquarters of the United States Department of Labor. U.S. Department of Labor Headquarters, Creative Commons Photo, Author "Agnostic Preacher Kid," May 30, 2010, Property solely of author. Distributed wit...

  • What are My 401(k) Rollover Options? Read This for Some Need-to-Know Facts

    Retirement planning involves several decisions. For many retirement savers, an important question is what to do with their 401(k) retirement account. As they near retirement, investors must decide whether to leave the money within their account or choose another option, such as an IRA rollover. The good news is Americans typically have six options for moving 401(k) assets around or leaving them a...

  • Plan to Retire Soon? Here are 3 Steps for Greater Retirement Financial Security in 2017

    If anything, the new year tends to be a time of reinvention. From resolutions of healthier eating or more frequent exercise to more diligence with household finances, there is no shortage of areas for self-improvement. For people aged 50 and over, it’s another year closer to retirement. You have spent a long time preparing and setting aside money to be able to retire when and how you want to. Aft...

  • 3 Tips for Greater Lifelong Income Certainty, No Matter What the Market Does

    Following the election of Donald Trump as President-Elect, the market has been on the rise. On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearly hit an all-time high. At session-high for the day, the Dow came within 13 points of hitting the 20,000-point benchmark – which would have been a new, all-time growth benchmark for the index. In fact, with a strong, days-long market rall...

  • What's Your Ideal Place to Retire: 10 Best Places to Retire in the United States

    Retirement is a period of transition. For most Americans, it represents a shift from a career or entrepreneurship to more personal downtime. Apart from more time to do what they want, many people focus on other retirement lifestyle decisions, such as where to live. If you are thinking about relocation, you may want to look at communities with a number of features: Lower costs-of-living Enjoyable...

  • Choosing the Right Advisor for Your 2017 Financial Success

      The holiday festivities are coming around, and many Americans are getting their financial houses in order. For people who are retired or near the end of their working life, that includes assuring their retirement needs and objectives can be met. If you and your partner are within five to ten years of retirement, or are already retired, now is a crucial point. It makes sense to prepare for this s...

  • Bolster Your Financial Confidence in 2017 with a Year-End Review

    As the holiday festivities roll around, many of us are thinking about 2017. What steps can we take to start off with a clean slate in the new year? One urgent priority should be conducting a year-end financial review and creating a well-balanced plan for the future, preferably with a financial professional. Not only will it help you start off strong, but it also will bring clarity and precision t...

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Generated 7 months ago

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  • Should an Annuity Be Part of Your Income Strategy?

      Record numbers of Americans are retiring. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there will be over 80 million retirees by 2040. Life expectancies are on the rise – people are living longer. And a large proportion of Americans worry about market risk. They get anxious over how the stock market performs or fear potential losses. Because of these and other reasons, some Americans have been adopting ...

  • 3 Reasons to Focus on Income over Assets in Retirement Planning

    What is the more important marker in retirement planning: income or assets? This is an important question for retirees. After all, retirement can last for 30 years or longer – it isn’t a time to make mistakes. Inferior planning may lead to income gaps or other unnecessary financial complications. In past discussion, we have noted how income planning differs from investment planning – especially wi...

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Generated 8 months ago

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  • How Does Income Planning Differ from Investment Planning?

    There are many decision-points leading up to retirement. Much of this process relates to financial planning. Should we wish to maintain a comfortable lifestyle, we must have sufficient income to support it. An effective retirement plan will lay out not only income goals we need to achieve, but also personalized strategies to sustain income security. In earlier years, many of us focused on investme...

Safe Money Resource

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 8 months ago

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  • How Does Income Planning Differ from Investment Planning?

    There are many decision-points leading up to retirement. Much of this process relates to financial planning. Should we wish to maintain a comfortable lifestyle, we must have sufficient income to support it. An effective retirement plan will lay out not only income goals we need to achieve, but also personalized strategies to sustain income security. In earlier years, many of us focused on investme...

Safe Money Resource

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 8 months ago

Safe Money Resource

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Generated 9 months ago

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