Technological and medical breakthroughs seem to be continually moving at a rapid pace today, when compared to 10 years ago. With all this new development, people are living healthier and longer. I recently saw a headline: “HIV -patients’ life expectancy rises” and read the article “How Long Do You Want to Live?” via: The New York Times – Sunday Review. Which re-enforces we are not only living longer but, also living longer and better with disease.
Many of us can expect to live to a ripe old age, what does this all mean for you personally in terms of retirement? Planning for this time of our lives has become increasingly important. The nest egg you may have stashed away for retirement years can fall short if it was not designed to last somewhere between (more…)
Hidden away life savings… Where is your Retirement Money? Would you answer: Mattress, cookie jar, in a coffee can buried in the back yard… or would you say it’s in Investments, 401k and/or annuities.
No doubt there are many different possibilities an individual can utilize for saving money. Learning all your options before choosing an investment plan, usually is the smartest way to go about this task.
I wanted to share a story about an 80-year-old man who kept his life savings (more…)
An annuity is a type of insurance product that can provide income you cannot outlive. Generally used as part of a retirement strategy, annuities are able to provide a steady stream of income, making it a popular choice among investors.
Here’s how an annuity works: (more…)
What is an IRA?
- IRA stands for: Individual Retirement Account.
- Basically an IRA is a savings account providing big tax breaks and making it an excellent savings vehicle for your retirement cash.
- Introduced in 1974 under the Employment Retirement Security Act and for a time was restricted to workers who did not have coverage with a qualified employment based retirement plan. This changed in 1981 with the Economic Recovery Tax Act, allowing all taxpayers under the age of 70½ to contribute to the IRA.
- There are several different types of IRAs: Traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, SEP IRAs, and Simple IRAs.
What is a Roth IRA? (more…)
You’ve done all the work on important issues… when it comes to protecting those you love. Now make sure all your documents are in safe keeping and that someone knows where to find these documents. One of the main reasons for your “think ahead planning” is to ease the burden to your love ones… so don’t over look the fact that someone needs to know where to find all the paperwork.
Commonly there will be 3 people with a set of your crucial documents: (more…)