Could the stock market crash again?

There's no denying it, the stock market, overall, has performed remarkably well over the last several years - to the point where some find stocks too expensive to afford. Could the stock market crash again? Some believe we're due for a natural market correction, or worse: a crash.

Unfortunately, predicting when stocks will drop or when/if the market will crash is impossible. But rest assured, it will come as the markets are cyclical and we are overdue for a bit of a recession. That doesn't mean, however, that we can't stay prepared for the next crash.

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How can I make sure I don't outlive my retirement money?

As minor retirement expenses accumulate, you have to consider the bigger picture. Annuity, Retirement funds Will your nest egg last through your entire lifetime? On average, most Americans retire by the age of 62, which means many retirees must cover living expenses for around 17 years.

An annuity is a long-term investment that you purchase from your insurance company. They are designed specifically to protect you from outliving your income. For many senior citizens or people over 50, annuities are an integral part of a successful financial retirement portfolio. Annuities help build tax-deferred savings to cover retirement costs like living expenses and healthcare.

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Retirement Strategies for Women in 2018.

There are more women in the workplace than ever before, and many are in charge of their household financial management. Retirement Strategies for Women in 2018 With longer lifespan expectancies and lower average lifetime earnings than men, women often face a significant retirement funding gap.

Financial advisors are increasingly seeing the concept of women in control of household finances as the norm. The common factor both young professional women and retirees is that both groups want to plan better and know they can, with access to a competent financial advisor.

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What is the S&P and how does it affect me?

Investing can be a complicated game, and you want to make sure you get your money's worth.What is the S&P 500? Standard and Poor 500 One topic people always want to talk about is the Standards & Poor's 500 Index or S&P 500 for short.

The S&P 500 is made up of 500 of the world largest and most profitable companies whose market capitalization is worth an estimated 6.1 billion. People see it as the leading indicator of equities in the United States and is a direct reflection of how well the large-cap universe is doing at the current time. It sets the bar for market value weighted index for the U.S. stock market and other S&P indexes. The five companies with the highest weights are Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook.

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Whether it’s financial, retirement, legacy planning or optimizing your future wealth, our approach includes understanding your unique situation, exploring your goals and discovering the best way to make the REST of your life, the BEST of your life. By getting to know you and your family, we serve as financial guides who keep your best interests in mind throughout the entire process.

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Could the stock market crash again?

Monday, July 16, 2018

There's no denying it, the stock market, overall, has performed remarkably well over the last several years - to the point where some find stocks too expensive to afford.  Some believe we're due for a natural market correction, or worse: a crash.

Unfortunately, predicting when stocks will drop or when/if the market will crash is impossible. But rest assured, it will come as the markets are cyclical and we are overdue for a bit of a recession. That doesn't mean, however, that we can't stay prepared for the next crash.

Read more...

How can I make sure I don't outlive my retirement money?

Monday, June 25, 2018

As minor retirement expenses accumulate, you have to consider the bigger picture.  Will your nest egg last through your entire lifetime? On average, most Americans retire by the age of 62, which means many retirees must cover living expenses for around 17 years.

An annuity is a long-term investment that you purchase from your insurance company. They are designed specifically to protect you from outliving your income. For many senior citizens or people over 50, annuities are an integral part of a successful financial retirement portfolio. Annuities help build tax-deferred savings to cover retirement costs like living expenses and healthcare.

Read more...

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