Ep 38: Pension Lump Sum or Monthly Payment?

Pension lump sums are higher in 2020 than 2019. But which should you prefer? Listen to Kevin discuss how to financially evaluate the decision as well as what research shows retirees prefer.

Whether you have a pension from your company or not, you’ll benefit from this episode. Why? Anyone can invest money with an insurance company and receive a lifetime income in the form of annuity payments. So these considerations are universal in crafting your retirement plan.

Company pension plans specifically discussed include Akron Children’s Hospital, FirstEnergy, Goodyear, Mercy Health, and Rockwell Automation. Continue reading

Ep 34: Case Study: Tax-Smart Distribution Planning

Things in life and planning aren’t necessarily cut and dry. You may take several paths to reach your destination. But which one may be best? Listen to Kevin discuss a retirement situation where several strategic paths existing and how he and his team came to the preferred path in creating an integrated, tax-smart distribution plan. Continue reading

Ep 19: Dynamic Strategy: Retirement Income Planning Series – Part 4

When building a financial plan that’s based around investing, it’s important to take into account a handful of dynamic elements that will likely vary quite a bit throughout your retirement. Tune in to our fourth installment of the series to hear how you can organize your plan around dynamic market expectations, dynamic allocations, and dynamic spending. Continue reading

Annuity Guaranteed Withdrawal Benefits: Just Expensive or Worthwhile?

In prior columns I’ve written about a framework to consider how to generate retirement income. On one hand you have insurance-based strategies that have an underlying income guarantee and on the other investing-based strategies that are probability-based. Guarantees are today … Continue reading