With investment discipline, the upside can take care of itself. I seek to protect your downside.
Who we serve
We provide face-to-face personalized service. We primarily serve retired clients, or those nearing retirement.
Our first priority is helping you work towards overall financial success. We want to learn more about your situation, identify your dreams and goals, understand your tolerance for risk, and your desired lifestyle. We seek to form a team of professional managers that are among the best in their category and manage them.
The Biggest Fear!
As I've often said on my Fox News Radio program, the S&P hit a high in 2000, and it took until 2013 to recover and sustain new moves higher. If you were withdrawing retirement income, you might never have recovered. Much of the industry recommends "buy and hold", but to a retired investor, that can be dangerous advice. Long-term is relative.
For decades, the "4% rule" suggested a sustainable withdrawal rate could be 4% of your portfolio. Many now think that may be too high with historically low bond yields and an stock market that has been virtually flat for a year and a half and overdue for a correction. Twice since 2000, the S&P had dropped more than 50%. For many, if they had a major drop in their portfolio before or in retirement, they might have to take a corresponding drop in their retirement income stream and have a reduced lifestyle. In 2009, some investors had to downsize, relocate, eliminate their second home, and make other adjustments. That doesn't have to happen!
No strategy assures success or completely protects against loss.
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Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
Volunteering in Retirement
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
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Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.
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Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Do you know these three personal finance sayings?
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
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