Retirement Income Planning Series – Part 1

For many people, one of the biggest fears going into retirement is where money will come from when you’re no longer receiving a paycheck. That’s why creating a retirement income plan is so essential. Join us as we go over the basic strategies for building a retirement income plan on this first episode of the series. Continue reading

Episode #14: Expected Investment Return Forecasts

You’ve likely heard that making short-term predictions about the market is just about impossible, but what about long-term predictions? Can experts accurately anticipate what will happen over the next 10 years? Kevin discusses a recent Morningstar article by Christine Benz about what you can take away from long-term stock and bond return predictions. Continue reading

Episode #13: Deconstructing Variable Annuities & Why Commissions Drive Their Sale

If you listened to Episode #12, you heard the rundown on just about every type of annuity except the variable annuity. So what exactly is involved in a variable annuity? Why is it almost like a four-letter word to so many in the retirement community? Kevin will give you the details on what these annuities do, what you should look out for, and if there ever truly is a reason you would want to invest in one. Continue reading

Episode #9: Rules Gone Awry – A Lower Tax Bracket Part 1

Let’s continue our series on breaking down some of the retirement “rules” that have gone awry. This week, we’ll begin a two-part series on the retirement rule that you should plan to be in a lower tax bracket in retirement. Is that really true? Listen to this week’s podcast to find out. Continue reading