Your Daily IQ Retirement Brief 4/8/22
Your Daily IQ Retirement Brief 4/7/22
We all know the difference between a mutual fund, a pension, and a savings account . You don’t spend too much time thinking about what a savings account IS, but rather, what it DOES for you. The same with a pension. A pension has one purpose: to pay you an income you can never outlive. Easy stuff. Mutual funds have typically one main purpose: to help you try to grow your money, but with more risk than a bank account or a pension. So, what is an annuity? Well, it can combine all of these features in one instrument. Today, we'll break down the basics of annuities to help make them simple and easy to understand. A fact filled show you don't want to miss, MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!!
Your Daily IQ Retirement Brief 4/6/22
For more than eight decades, the Social Security program has played a critical role in providing a financial foundation for our nation's retired workers. Most people build their long term retirement plan around the certainty of a steady check from Social Security. According to the Centers for Budget and Policy Priorities, the system singlehandedly pulls more than 15 million retirees out of poverty every year. It’s safe to say that without it, our nation would be in a constant state of recession. Which is why it is alarming that the program faces serious financial hurdles in the years ahead. In fact, due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, the Social Security retirement fund could face depletion as early as 2030. Steve and I will review the details and the facts. Then Medicare and Health insurance expert Shelley Grandidge joins us for the Q & A. A truly fact-filled show today that you don't want to miss...MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!!
Your Daily IQ Retirement Brief 4/5/22
During the past 100 years, over thirteen thousand banks have closed due to insolvency, the stock market has fallen by more than fifty percent on multiple occasions, there have been two world wars, assassinations, real estate recessions, 9-11 and 2008. Which industry has been through it all, and emerged as the most consistently secure in the financial world? That would be life insurance companies. What's behind the remarkable consistency of this multi-trillion dollar industry? Life insurers adhere to a system of reserve requirements, auditing, and regulation like no other financial industry! Today, we'll explore the myths and misinformation about life insurance companies, and what to look for when choosing annuities for your 401k, 403b, or IRA Rollover! MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!
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Your Daily IQ Retirement Brief 4/4/22
An annuity is a retirement account with "airbags" and a seat belt. Buyers invest a sum of money in a particular annuity, and in exchange, they’re guaranteed a steady monthly check for a set number of years, or for life, their choice. On an increasing basis, annuities are being used by retiring professionals to take the risk out of their nest eggs. In years past, pensions were common. Today, it is more common NOT to have a pension. The satisfaction rate on annuities is actually far higher than mutual funds. So why do low-information newspaper and internet journalists knock annuities? Because they are LOW on information! Today, we'll fix that and we hope some uninformed journalists are listening in. Then Medicare and Health insurance expert Shelley Grandidge joins us for the Q & A. You don't want to miss today's show...MASTERING MONEY IS ON THE AIR!!