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AFTER A VOLATILE END TO 2018

“Wary investors may be searching for stability in 2019.” So what should people consider? The author of this week’s article states that “Risk tolerance and time horizon play big roles in deciding how to allocate

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TOP TWO REASONS

This week’s article discusses a new retirement institute study of annuity owners which found “the top two reasons consumers buy annuities are to supplement Social Security/pension income and to receive guaranteed income payments for life.”

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JOIN THE CLUB

This week’s article caught my eye at the outset when it stated “In case you didn’t know, there is such a thing as a lifetime income club. Of course, it goes by another name: annuities.”

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THE BIG SURPRISE

Have you ever thought about why people haven’t saved more for their retirement? “Financial shocks leave a mark on financial outcomes such as your ability to retire,” said one of the authors of RAND’s study

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GOALS

With the New Year, we often reflect on goals and resolutions. This week’s article tells us “Surveys of retirement-age baby boomers indicate they no longer seek high growth in their portfolios. Instead, they express a

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HEALTH AND MONEY

Did you know there are studies that indicate health declines with retirement, and thus health costs increase. “For many people, retirement is a key reward for decades of daily work—a time to relax, explore, and

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ROLE IN RETIREMENT PLANNING

This week’s article tells us that “Annuities play an important role in retirement planning by helping individuals guard against outliving their assets. In the most general sense, an annuity is an agreement for an entity

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A COMPLEMENT

“An annuity serves as a complement to other retirement income sources, such as Social Security and pension plans.” One of the reasons is because “all the money you invest compounds year after year without any

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS It is always important to “get the answers you need to help calculate your path to retirement.” This week’s article goes a long way toward helping you navigate the way by providing

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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