How Much Does Financial Security Really Cost?

Everyone wants to achieve financial security. However, a study conducted by Personal Capital found that less than half of Americans have the funds they...

Can You Really Retire Without Any Savings?

Not everyone saves for retirement, and almost half of people don’t save enough. 22% of adults in the U.S. have less than $5,000 saved...

Why the Dropping Unemployment Rate Matters to You

The last year has been a rollercoaster ride in terms of unemployment numbers. The good news is that we finally seem to be on...

What Does a Good Retirement Income Look Like in 2021?

Everyone knows the importance of saving for retirement. But with all the talk about how important retirement saving is, no one talks about how...

How Did Housing Prices Get So Out of Whack?

The problem: Minimum-wage workers can’t afford rent for a modest, two-bedroom apartment in 90% of U.S. counties, according to the National Low Income Housing...
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Life Insurance vs. Annuity: What’s Better for Retirement Income?

Life insurance and annuities are similar, they are not the same. Both can provide income during your retirement years. But, if you're strictly looking...

How to Address Inflation Risk in Your Retirement Plan

Hello, inflation: It’s true, sticker shock is happening everywhere. Prices have risen 5% or more compared to the prior year for three consecutive months,...

Why are Some Retirees Scared of Annuities?

One of the main concerns that people have when planning for retirement is running out of money. Because of this, people aggressively fund their...

What You Need to Know About the New 401(k) Rollover Rules

The dilemma: When you leave a job voluntarily for another (as many early in their careers do) or retiring, what exactly should you do...

How to Calculate the True Value of an Annuity

The present value of your annuity is the cash value of all the payments you’re due to receive during your retirement years at a...

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