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Our 7 Point Retirement Planning Checklist Has You Covered

Friday, June 16th, 2017 and is filed under Annuity News, Financial Planning Tips, Retirement Income Annuities, Videos

Do you have a retirement planning checklist that is up-to-date? Unfortunately, most people don’t, and what’s worse, they don’t even have a retirement plan in the first place. Here is our 7-point retirement planning checklist: Read More

As the World Turns: Investment Advice for Women at Every Stage of Life

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 and is filed under Financial Planning Tips, Uncategorized

As the World Turns: Investment Advice for Women at Various Stages in LifeWomen lead enriched and diverse lifestyles these days, and funding those lifestyles can be challenging. Various options are offered to defer earnings and build wealth to see a woman through the many stages of her life. Consulting with financial experts is helpful, but there are some basic steps every woman should take to build her personal financial portfolio. Read More

5 Retirement Planning Tips to Secure Your Golden Years

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 and is filed under Financial Planning Tips, Retirement Income Annuities

Retirement Planning TipsEveryone is unique and so are retirement plans. A good retirement plan is fashioned specifically for an individual or family, so to cover all the options in one article would be next to impossible. In light of that, we’ve put together and elaborated on five retirement planning tips to help you secure your golden years. Read More

3 Challenges to Retirement Security Success

Monday, July 11th, 2016 and is filed under Annuity News, Financial Planning Tips, Retirement Income Annuities

3 Challenges to Retirement SecurityAmericans today are woefully unprepared for retirement. A 2016 study by the Economic Policy Institute showed that around half of Americans do not have a retirement plan at all and have absolutely nothing saved for retirement. This paycheck to paycheck lifestyle is but one of many challenges to retirement security. In the following, we will examine three of the top challenges to retirement security and offer possible solutions in an effort to draw back, even a few, from the precipice of retirement disaster. Read More

Long Term Care Costs and How to Pay for Them

Monday, June 20th, 2016 and is filed under Financial Planning Tips, Uncategorized, Videos

Long Term Care CostsAs healthcare costs continue to soar, retirees are digging deeper and deeper into their savings to try to pay for healthcare and long term care costs. According to the Congressional Budget Office, it is estimated that by 2050, one-fifth, or 20%, of the U.S. population will be age 65 or older. That is up from 12% in the year 2000 and only 8% in 1950. Naturally, with the increase in the elderly population, comes the increased need for long term care services and according to the laws of supply and demand, an increase in the cost of those services. Read More

Rising Healthcare Costs Draining Retirement Savings

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 and is filed under Uncategorized

Cost of HealthcareThere’s no way around it: healthcare is becoming increasingly more expensive in the United States. With the rapidly changing insurance landscape driven by the so-called Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), millions of Americans, and retirees in particular, are spending more and more on healthcare costs, dipping into retirement savings far ahead of schedule just to cover basic medical expenses. Without appropriate savings, it only takes a few unwelcome surprises to drain the money you earmarked to carry you through retirement. Read More

Long Term Care Insurance – A Little TLC with LTC

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 and is filed under Retirement Income Annuities, Uncategorized

Long Term Care Insurance Hitting that century mark or even living well into our nineties is hard to fathom––so much so, that a lot of us are guilty of just ignoring the “what ifs” of making it that far in life. However, for women, facts show that we ARE living longer and longer. This is great news but living longer may create some pretty severe financial challenges. It’s a smart idea to put a solid long-term care plan in place, either by saving for it or through insurance planning … the sooner, the better. Read More