One consequence of a recession can be layoffs from work, but many of you may wonder what a recession has to do with you, if you are nearing retirement or are planning to leave the workforce soon anyway. Well, you should know that during a recession stock values could plunge. And if you were relying on income from your investments in the stock market to fund your retirement, a downturn could prove problematic. Call us to discuss what options may be available to you. There are strategies that can provide you with that necessary guaranteed income. We’re always here to
“De-Risking.” This is a phrase you may hear more frequently as the market dips lower and lower. It is a term often used when discussing how those who are near retirement can prepare when they know their future years of employment and wages are coming to an end, and their savings have dwindled dramatically due to stock market losses. The phrase references the idea of converting some of your stock investments to more stable assets. You should aim for preservation of principal, and a source of guaranteed income for as long as you live, regardless of stock market conditions. Call
We try to educate our clients on annuities. Sometimes, it’s a good idea to review the basics. Click here to visit our annuities page. We’ve outlined information such as the different types of annuities, the nature of the underlying investment, the primary purpose of an annuity, the nature of the payout commitment, the tax status and the premium payment. It’s important to stay educated on annuities if you’re considering purchasing one. You can also reach out to us so we can discuss them with you and answer your questions.
While inflation has certainly been in the news a lot lately, one topic that hasn’t been discussed all that often is private pensions. Unlike Social Security payments, they typically don’t offer cost-of-living adjustments that keep up with inflation rates. State and local government pensions do typically offer cost of living increases, but this sometimes causes those who are in the private sector to assume their pensions do the same. This difference means that those receiving private-sector pensions may need to focus more on their future income stream in order to keep up. Call us, we can help you crunch the