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HOW ANNUITIES WORK

This week’s publication may be of interest to you because it discusses a wide range of topics surrounding annuities. It tells the reader that “Annuities may help you meet some of your mid- and long-range goals, such as planning for your retirement and for a child’s college education. This Financial

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WHAT OLDER ADULTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MONEY

This week I thought to share with you a publication that addresses five important financial issues of interest to older adults: “Social Security, health and long-term care insurance, later-life investing, creating a retirement “paycheck,” and estate planning”. We have some ideas for that retirement “paycheck” and would look forward to

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VACATIONS AND RETIREMENT

Did you know that people spend more time planning their summer vacations than they do for their retirement? So said one study that is quoted in this week’s article. “While a vacation may last a week or two, retirement may last upwards of 30 years. Neglecting to plan for a

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BACK TO BASICS

Sometimes it is good to go back to basics. That’s why I thought this week’s article might be of interest to you. It explains the basics about what a Fixed Indexed Annuity is, and says that because of the features explained in the article “the value of your money will

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RETIREMENT QUESTIONS FOR A JOB

Often, we think of retirement only as we are leaving our employment. This week’s article suggests we think about it when we evaluate a job offer, and that we factor in the value to a job offer what an employer’s retirement benefits can add. How is that evaluated? The article

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CALCULATORS

This week we thought to share various Money and Retirement Tools in order to assist you in determining your financial resources and needs. It is a good idea to always have a clear understanding of your income and expenses so that you can better determine if your retirement planning seems

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WORK, RETIREMENT AND FINANCIAL SECURITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

WORK, RETIREMENT AND FINANCIAL SECURITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY This week’s article, written by the President of the Transamerica Institute and Executive Director of the Aegon Center for Longevity is called “Work, Retirement and Financial Security in the 21st Century”. The author ask the question “Should retirement be a fixed

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PREDICT THE FUTURE?

“Rather than attempting to predict the future, why not alleviate risk with a diversified retirement plan? FIAs are reliable products that can provide peace of mind and balance to anyone’s portfolio.” This week’s article caught my attention as it included several reasons why you might want to include FIAs as

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TAKEAWAYS

Following up on a presentation in DC where industry professionals and policy makers addressed “major challenges Americans face today when it comes to planning for retirement and responsibly managing their money during stock market swings”, this week’s article remarked that “Retirement plans come in all different shapes and sizes, based

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AGING IS NOT A TREND, IT IS HERE TO STAY

I was caught by one of the statements made in an article I heard this week and thought to share it with you here. “The smart investor will look beyond the ”baby boomer bulge” headlines and recognize that aging is not a trend but a revolutionary transformation.” Did you know

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WEATHERING THE STORM

This week’s article references a forum that was held this past week called “Weathering the Storm: Forum on Volatile Markets” which “discusses the challenges of today’s financial market, and more importantly, to explore ways Americans can plan for a secure retirement, despite market swings and ever-change workplace structures.” Call us

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ARE YOU FULL RETIREMENT AGE NOW OR IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS?

We believe it is important for you to be informed, and wanted to provide you with this week’s article because it is time sensitive and discusses strategies phased out as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. The article states that “Those who are full retirement age or those

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BENEFITS GUIDE

If you’re anything like me, you may like to have hard copies of documents that discuss topics that are important to you so that you can refer back to them when you have questions. That’s why I thought to share this week’s article with you because it is an in

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MANAGING RISK

This week’s article discusses managing risk with Fixed Indexed Annuities. The author writes that in “the past decade, the financial market has experienced extreme swings and with such volatility, Americans are rethinking traditional retirement income and investment sources.” Further, the author goes on to say that “many financial experts see

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INCREASING INCOME WHEN THE ODDS ARE STACKED AGAINST YOU

This week’s article was interesting to me because it referenced recent articles that suggest “retirees refrain from withdrawing any more [from their retirement account] than they are allowed under required minimum distribution rules” and it went on to talk about at least two problems with this approach: One of them

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HOW DO THEY WORK?

I read an article this week on “How do fixed index annuities work?” and thought to share it with you. The article explains that the money used to buy the annuity is invested by the insurance company and then the annuity goes into what is called the “accumulation phase”. This

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MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE

I was surprised to read in this week’s article that “the average 65-year-old couple will pay $240,000 in out-of-pocket costs for health care during retirement.” This expense, which many retirees underestimate, highlights how important it is to “consider retirement products that can ensure lifetime income so you can be prepared

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QUESTIONS ANSWERED

The first of six questions that this week’s article asks is “Am I investing in an annuity to save for retirement or generate guaranteed retirement income, or both?” Asking this question highlights the multiple roles that an annuity can play in your retirement planning, and answering the question will help

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SHORTFALL OR SURPLUS

“One of the biggest risks to a comfortable retirement is running out of money too soon.” This week’s article gives you the ability to determine your projected shortfall or surplus at retirement by letting you see how long your current retirement savings will last. If your results are disappointing or

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Did you know that 21 years ago Fixed Indexed Annuities were first introduced to consumers “as a key product for helping plan a secure, dependable source of income for retirement”? Year in and year out, retirees seem to search for help in planning for a retirement they can look forward

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DIFFERENT OPINIONS?

It is human nature to want a second opinion, whether it be for an ailment we might have or in response to the question “What can I do to better prepare for my retirement?”. That’s why I thought this week’s article would be of interest to you. Written by the

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