Pros and Cons: Annuities in Retirement Savings Plans

Across the country, people are saving for retirement. It is true that many people lag behind when it comes to setting aside funds for the future, but despite this lag – where the typical couple aged 56-61 has only $17,00 set aside – there are many options available. Employer-sponsored plans, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), and … Continue reading Pros and Cons: Annuities in Retirement Savings Plans

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Roth IRA Benefits: Should I Open a Roth IRA?

The Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) has been a valuable retirement savings plan since its introduction in 1997. The Roth provides several tax advantages, including both tax-free withdrawals and tax-free growth if certain conditions are met. Retirement planners across the country recommend Roth IRAs as an important part of the retirement savings process. Still, despite … Continue reading Roth IRA Benefits: Should I Open a Roth IRA?

3 Tips for Successful Retirement Planning (For Your Father)

Planning for retirement can never come too early. Young people across the United States haven’t begun to set aside money for retirement purposes, thinking it is simply too soon to start worrying about something that will take place 30 or even 40 years from now. Unfortunately, there are many Americans who have put off retirement … Continue reading 3 Tips for Successful Retirement Planning (For Your Father)

5 Things You Must Know About Retirement

No matter where we are in our careers, thoughts often turn to retirement. From the young person just starting out in the employment journey to the seasoned veteran who is counting the days until finally being able to retire in peace, the concept of retirement is filled with challenges, misconceptions, and even some surprises. Retirement … Continue reading 5 Things You Must Know About Retirement

Retirement Preparedness Plans: Are You Ready?

Most people understand that the future is uncertain. In most of our lives, we realize that preparing for the future is simply part of our existence. Retirement planning is a critical part of that overall preparedness process; setting aside funds for future expenses is a smart way to ensure security long after we are no … Continue reading Retirement Preparedness Plans: Are You Ready?

Can Fixed Indexed Annuities Benefit Retirement Savings?

There are many options when it comes to setting aside money for retirement. Individuals planning for life after they quit working can select numerous investment strategies such as IRAs, stock and bond investments, and employer-sponsored retirement plans. There are times, however, when all of these retirement options do not provide the steady income one needs … Continue reading Can Fixed Indexed Annuities Benefit Retirement Savings?

10 Best Places to Retire Overseas

For many people, the dream of retirement includes travel to exotic destinations around the world. Saving money for a global adventure is the goal of a sizeable percentage of Americans, who plan to hit the road once their careers come to a halt. In order to maximize retirement savings, and to live a comfortable life … Continue reading 10 Best Places to Retire Overseas