The Withdrawal Rate

The author of this week’s article tells us the “so-called withdrawal rate should shrink to 3.3% from 4% according to a Morningstar report.” What does that mean? The withdrawal rate refers to how much a retiree can “safely” withdraw from their savings each year without...

The Withdrawal Rate

The author of this week’s article tells us the “so-called withdrawal rate should shrink to 3.3% from 4% according to a Morningstar report.” What does that mean? The withdrawal rate refers to how much a retiree can “safely” withdraw from their savings each year without...

Considering Both

Commentary: We have been asked a question about whether someone should choose either an annuity product or a life insurance policy. That question is a reminder that it isn’t an ‘either/or’ choice. You may want to consider both annuities and life insurance for your...

Six Questions to Ask

Commentary: When building the foundation for your retirement income strategy, it’s important to consider ways to ensure your money lasts as long as you need it. Speaking with us about the following six questions can be a good starting point. 1) How much of your...

Do you know what FIRE is?

In the context of planning for your retirement, it stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early and it represents a philosophy where people become committed to a program of what many would consider extreme savings coupled with investments that aim to enable...

Early retirement whether wanted or not

This week’s article tells us "More than a quarter of all workers say COVID has prompted them to move up their retirement date, found a survey released in February by the National Institute for Retirement Security.” One study even suggested that nearly 2 million older...

Refresher

Some of you have inquired as to whether you can make an appointment to come in and have a general discussion about your retirement plans and current ideas for future financial sustainability. The answer is “Absolutely”! We are always here for you and are happy to have...

You’ve heard it a hundred times

Most Americans haven’t saved enough for retirement. Clearly $0 in retirement savings is not enough, so just how much is “enough”? How do you know how much you should be saving, and at what ages, in order to reach your retirement goal?” If these questions are on your...

Wonder why it’s hard?

If you have ever wondered why it is hard to save money for retirement, this week’s article may be of interest to you. “Psychology is often just as important in personal finance as are the numbers – the way we save, spend and invest are all influenced by the way we...

Risk

While you may know that you cannot avoid risk in your life, you can prepare for it. Depending on your stage in life, there are specific risks you may want to think about, and incorporate into your planning. We read about three key stages of evolving needs and the...

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