Minimizing Risk in Retirement

Some of you will read this and determine I’m trying to sell you something. To some extent you’re right as I would love to have you enroll in one of my online courses at Successful Retirement Secrets. On another level, I’m interested in helping you come to terms with what you should do with your …

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Insights About Your Retirement Savings

A sub-title for this blog post might be: Mutual Funds? Annuities? ETFs? Or what? My not so clever answer is “It depends…”. To which you will ask “on what?”. Here’s a list to start with: What types of investments have you been successful with? What is your level of fear that you’ll run out of …

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Investing for Retirement: What Price Are You Willing to Pay for Guarantees?

Life can be scary sometimes. It can be doubly scary when we realize personal financial decisions are inherently emotional decisions. Who among us has not made a bad choice along the way where money was involved? Conceptually, retirement is inherently personal. And the elephant in the room at first glance is almost exclusively a matter …

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Equity-Indexed Annuities As a Retirement Strategy

Here we’re dealing with mixed messages when both are in a foreign language. On one side are the brokerage firms and investment professionals whose expertise is probably exceptional, telling you what’s the best thing to do with your money. On the other side are insurance professionals whose income is largely a function of their ability …

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Strike Three: The Next Bear Market Ends The Game

Like a broken clock that’s right twice a day, I’ve been expecting a market crash for going on four years now. Will I ever be right? Most of us in the world of money don’t believe it’s different this time. And while none of us has a crystal ball, we’re almost unanimous there’s a bear …

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Build an Income-Producing Portfolio

My Comments: I’m increasingly reluctant to suggest what anyone should do with their money. But this article is consistent with what I’m doing with mine. The single most dramatic question when thinking about retirement is ‘Will I have enough money?’. It resonates with almost everyone sooner or later. With so many of us living longer …

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What The “Big Money” Is Thinking

My Comments: Erik Conley’s blog has roughly 6,282 followers. I can only dream of having that many. This blog post of his summarizes Barron’s Big Money poll. He also says “…Big Money doesn’t necessarily mean Smart Money”. by Erik Conley / April 29, 2019 I've been an avid reader of Barron's magazine since the early …

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