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WHAT IF THE MARKET GOES UP?

The author of this week’s article provides an explanation for “Why an FIA is better than stocks” and asks us “Which is better? Having to time the market right or not having to worry about that? Risking principal to achieve gains or achieving gains without risking principal? Having to worry about which stocks, bonds or funds to sell, or not having to worry about that? For many, the advantages of an FIA become overtly attractive.” Take a look at what he says and call us if you’d like to know more about the FIA. We’re always here to help.

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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 your investments. Conservative investors or those near retirement may be more comfortable allocating a larger percentage of their portfolios to less-risky investments to minimize risk. These are also great for people saving for short term (about five years or fewer) or intermediate (around a decade) goals.” We prefer products that minimize risk. Call us if you feel the same way. We’re always here to help.

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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.” If you are looking for this type of income during your retirement call us, we’re always here to help.

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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.” The author of the article, the Chief Academic Officer of The American College of Financial Services tells us “To an economist, an annuity is the most sensible way to provide safe income in retirement.” Call us if you are looking for this kind of safe income in retirement. We’re always here to help.

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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 on savings regrets. “The shocks can be quite serious and set people back, in some cases, for the rest of their life.” Do you need help regrouping from a “surprise”? Call us, we may be able to offer you some options you have not considered. We’re always here to help.

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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 desire for guaranteed lifetime income, safety of principal, and related qualities. Annuities meet those goals”. If these are your goals in this New Year, give us a call. We’re always here to help you achieve them.

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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 have fun unburdened by the daily grind. For others, though, retirement is a frustrating period marked by declining health and increasing limitations.” Make sure you factor into your retirement planning the possibility of increased health costs. We’re here if you would like to discuss options for a product that can provide income you can’t outlive.

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PROTECTION FOR YOUR EGG

This week’s article tells us that FIAs protect your nest egg. “Nearly 90 percent of Americans lack confidence in their retirement savings (IALC data, October 2017). FIAs provide peace of mind and minimum guarantees. With FIAs, your principal is protected from market loss and will never decline in value, as long as you continue through the length of your contract.” If this type of product is of interest to you for your retirement planning, give us a call. We are always here to

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HEDGING AGAINST SOMETHING BAD

This week’s article spoke about annuities offering “a hedge against something bad happening to your money, like a huge loss in a stock market collapse. Instead of personally managing your money and assuming risks inherent in stocks and mutual funds, you buy an annuity that guarantees a steady money income for decades or even a lifetime.” If you are interested in learning more about this kind of a product and understanding if it fits in your retirement planning give us a call. We’re always here to help.

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FUEL FOR RETIREMENT

We read an article the other day from a library of information we have access to and thought it would interest you to know that it discussed “higher interest rates, of course, mean higher payout rates on annuities.” We like fixed annuities because they can provide an income you can’t outlive, something that is fuel for retirement when longevity is on the rise. Call us if you are interested in exploring options like this. We’re always here to help.

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