We are always reading articles reminding us that social security is often not enough to support our needs in retirement. No one should be financially caught off-guard when they retire, which is why it may be of interest to you to think about a Fixed Index Annuity as an option. An FIA can offer a steady, guaranteed (backed by the claims-paying ability of the carrier) lifetime income stream, while protecting your principal from the uncertainty of market volatility. It might be a broader way for you to save for your retirement. Call us, we’re happy to explain all the features
This recent article (click here to read) is about what key features to consider when choosing a fixed index annuity during a time of market unease. It helps us to understand details like how FIAs can help act as a source of guaranteed income, even when the markets are declining. Reading the article provides tips on some important questions to ask, and what to consider when deciding whether or not an annuity is right for you. Call us if you’d like to discuss this further. We’re always here to help.
We all remember our school days of worrying about the grades we would receive. What does it mean when an insurance company gets graded? Insurance companies are rated with a letter grade to indicate their ability to meet their continuing obligations. An A+ rating means that they are considered superior. You will usually also see that they are a leading provider of retirement solutions: Fixed and variable annuities Life insurance for individuals Those are the carriers you can count on, just like you can count on us. Contact us, we’re always here to help.
A fixed indexed annuity is a type of annuity contract between you and an insurance company. It generally promises to provide returns that are based on a link to the performance of a market index. You usually make one initial lump sum payment to the insurance company. That payment is then allocated to one or more indexed investment options that you select. The insurance company then credits your account with a return that is based on those indexed investment options’ returns. If the indexed investment option declines due to market losses, you are never credited with the losses, which means
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.
What can be done to reduce those risks? You’ve been saving for years and have finally retired. There are so many world events going on, both domestically and abroad, that the only constant now seems to be change. The news is full of commentaries about market declines and inflation but we can provide you with the facts. We could help you understand how to manage your risks in retirement. Sometimes, it is as simple as sticking with quality financial products that have proven track records and assurance that you can count on. Give us a call to discuss your retirement
Take the first step to protect yourself. The pandemic has created a lot of unexpected events, has impacted the markets, and has caused each of us to adapt to the changes. Now is a good time to review how your needs may have changed and what you’ll need to adjust in the future. To get started, ask yourself if your retirement goals remain the same or if they’ve changed. Then outline where you are today. Depending on your life stages and retirement goals, you may need to account for additional risks you didn’t need to factor in before. Call us
This week’s article includes 4 ways for us to prepare and save enough to retire in 10 years. But we have the 5th idea, not mentioned in this article! As you accumulate savings meant to carry you through retirement (alongside your social security), we suggest putting some or all of those savings into a place where your principal is protected…A place where your principal is guaranteed to not go down if the market does and where you know that you will still receive a guaranteed income for your lifetime. If you let us know how much income you are hoping
A survey released in 2019 found that 46% of Americans are guessing at how much money they need for retirement. With increasing life expectancies and financial uncertainties, guesswork is playing a big part in determining whether Americans have enough saved to make the decision to stop working and cross over to retirement. Our office can help you eliminate that guesswork by introducing you to a product that provides a guaranteed income you can’t outlive without having to worry about it decreasing when the market goes down. Call us so we can tell you all about it: 949-955-3755. We’re always here
We came across an article written in the Harvard Law Review and thought to share it with you all. This article discusses rethinking retirement savings and puts into context how much money we have in retirement accounts ($35 trillion collectively!), where it comes from, and what ‘buckets’ exist that provide any economic security for American workers facing retirement. Take a look and let us know what you think. We’re here to help you find safe (rather than risky) places to put your savings for retirement. That’s always been our priority. Give us a call and we’ll help you plan a