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CONFIDENCE

The Stanford Center on Longevity published an article that I thought you might like to read. While it said “current studies show that individuals’ confidence in the ability to retire comfortably, or to retire at all, are at new lows”, it went on to explain “this is because retirees and pre-retirees often fall prey to several “pitfalls” surrounding retirement planning.” As you think about your retirement plans, call us. We may know of some options you have not considered. We’re always here to help.

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INCOME OUTSIDE OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND PENSIONS

With fewer and fewer companies funding retirement plans, “retirees have become dependent on savings that are often inadequate to fund their retirements. Recent studies put the “retirement income gap,” the difference between the amount of money retirees have saved and what they need to maintain their standard of living in retirement, at $7.7 trillion. In addition, retirement savings are subject to market volatility, interest rate fluctuations, longevity risk and escalating retiree health-care expenses. One solution to this problem is a product that economists agree to be one of the only providers of guaranteed income outside of Social Security and pensions — annuities.” Call us to discuss whether this product has a place in your retirement planning. We’re always here to help.

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AGING IS AN OPPORTUNITY

“Around the world, people are living longer as birth rates decline. As this dramatic shift in global demographics escalates, both public policymakers and the private business sector must reevaluate their long-term strategies. The changing landscape offers significant rewards for those with the foresight to adapt.” We know you have the foresight to think about your retirement, but do you need help coming up with some options to obtain a monthly income you can’t outlive? Call us, we’re always here to help and may have some ideas for you.

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OCTOBER MARKS THE MONTH

Did you know that “October marks National Financial Planning Month, a time when Americans can look at how they are saving, their retirement goals, and how they can create a tailored approach that works for them.” We thought you might enjoy this week’s article because it talks about five things to consider as you reflect on your retirement plans. Call us if you have any questions, we are always here to help.

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PICK UP WHERE SOCIAL SECURITY LEAVES OFF

Did you know that among the tools that is being promoted as trying to give Americans a better shot at a more secure retirement are Fixed Index Annuities. At its simplest, an annuity is something you buy with a sum of money in exchange for a monthly check for the rest of your life. “If the biggest risk in retirement is running out of money, an annuity can help guarantee that you won’t. In effect, it allows you to buy the pension that your employer has probably stopped offering, and it can help pick up where Social Security leaves off.”

HAVING YOUR CAKE AND EATING IT TOO!

I thought you might be interested in this week’s article because it mentioned a goal that I have been hearing more and more people mention in recent weeks. The author asks if you are seeking “a guaranteed minimum rate of return that never varies regardless of market swings”, and if you are also interested in a product “where the insurance company assumes the risk”. Call us if this interests you and we’ll answer any questions you might have.We’re always here to help!

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UNDERSTANDING

When making decisions about retirement, whether it be when we will take it, or how we will fund it, sometimes all it takes is a better understanding of what the options are. That’s why this week I thought to share with you what I thought to be a comprehensive but very simply written publication on understanding what a Fixed Index Annuity really is all about. Take a look and let me know if you think this kind of product can help you feel better about your retirement solutions. We’re always here to help.

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RETIREMENT PLANNING WORKSHEET

This week I thought to share with you “a worksheet as a resource to help plan for your retirement by reviewing your income needs. Fill in the blanks to see what you have currently saved, where your savings may fall short, and to see if fixed indexed annuities fit into your retirement plan.” Call us if you have any questions, we’re always here to help you feel better about our retirement planning.

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INSECURE

I was taking a look at a 2017 survey that was called “America is Incredibly Savings Insecure” wondering if much has changed in 2018. “Nearly 90% of Americans are not very confident in their overall retirement savings situation.” Perhaps you are amongst them. If that is the case, call us. We have information about a product that has been known to provide an income you can’t outlive. That kind of product may help you become more confident in your retirement planning. Let us know if you’d like to learn more about it. We’re always here to help.

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ANNUITIES

This week’s article tells us that “Annuities play an important role in retirement planning by helping individuals guard against outliving their assets.” One of the most stressful aspects of planning for your retirement can be trying to make sure that you have enough income to fund your expenses, along with leaving enough to pay for some fun times. Annuities may help you do that. Call us, we’re always here to help and may have some options you have not thought of.

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WEEKLY NEWS

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Educate Yourself

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Understand the Basics

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Who's who in a Fixed Index Annuity

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Understand the Benefits

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Tax Deferral

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Indexed Interest Potential

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Protection Benefits

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