We all know about the importance of starting your retirement planning early in life. Start funding your retirement plans in your 20’s, continue feeding them throughout your working life, and by the time you’re 65 you’ll [...]
While most of us dream of a comfortable retirement, very few invest enough make those dreams a reality – or don’t invest anything at all – due to a lack of money available to do so. [...]
There is (without a doubt) an overwhelming number of options when it comes to investments for your retirement; one of those choices, which many of you likely haven’t heard of, is an annuity. Despite that being [...]
What is an Annuity? By definition, an annuity is: A fixed sum of money paid to someone each year, typically for the rest of their life A form of insurance or investment entitling the investor to [...]
I recently wrote an article about the options available for taking care of elderly parents, in which I discussed the 4 main avenues available for people to do so. While some of the options may not [...]
The Average Rate of Return Isn’t the Whole Story Whenever the media discusses a market index’s return, or when mutual fund companies promote their returns over the last 3, 5, and 10-year periods, they always reference [...]
Taking Care of Elderly Parents My parents aren’t elderly by any stretch of the imagination, but with my mom coming in town this weekend to celebrate her 50th birthday I’d be foolish not to realize that [...]
The Perfect Place to Spend Your Retirement Regardless of the specifics, once you’ve retired, figuring out what to do for the next several decades of your life can be a daunting, overwhelming task. Not only are [...]
Welcome to the ‘Understanding Retirement Planning & Investing’ series! If you’ve missed the first few posts be sure to check them out! Everything You Need to Know About a Roth IRA. What is a 401(k), 403(b), [...]
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