Back Roads of the Economy

J.P. Morgan’s chief global strategist David Kelley recently gave a speech concerning there still being a long way to go before the US has a full economic recovery and it is “therefore wise for investors to be cautious.” “He compared the current situation to when he...

Important Considerations

Considering all that is going on today, “pre-retirees may be asking questions about the impact of a stock market sell-off on their retirement savings”, and if there are “any steps that can be taken to protect savings and investments against future volatility.” This...

Without retirement savings

This week’s article discusses a type of “retirement plan” that some Americans who have had their retirement savings wiped out by COVID are engaging in, and that plan simply involves moving in with their millennial children. Instead, if you are looking to shore up your...

Regain your footing

This week’s article helps explain why the “economic gut punch of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt by retirees.” “With the U.S. economy staring at a recession and the stock market having plunged more than 25% from its peak in February, retirees have seen the value...

Life

Insurance takes many forms, from covering our homes to our lives, and one form of insurance that we have received many questions on over the past few months relates to Life Insurance. This week’s article tells us that when a study was conducted in 2018 “Half of all...

Are you a Builder or a Protector?

We speak a lot about annuities and are often asked to describe the type of person who benefits from owning one. In responding, we often say they benefit both “the Builder” and “the Protector”. A Builder can be described as the person nearing retirement, concerned...

A Balancing Act

The approach to retirement is a balancing act between growing and protecting assets. In general, the closer we get to taking retirement income, the more the balance tends to shift toward protecting years of hard-earned dollars. That balance may be more relevant now...

The Flavor of Life

We’re being told the reopening process is being done with “tremendous gusto and vigor,” but have we forgotten how to join in and left our gusto by the wayside? The dictionary tells us that we can do many things with gusto, or hearty enthusiasm, whether it’s playing a...

Maneuver through

I, like most of you, become very discouraged when I look at the number of unemployed workers, especially because I know that the older we are, the less likely we will be rehired. As this week’s article reminds us, “if older workers cannot get rehired, they start to...

Perception May be Reality

This week’s article about retiring is written by a psychologist who has researched perception and applied that knowledge to financial situations. The author tells us “By the time most of us reach retirement age, we feel as if we don’t have enough money to live the...

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