You’ve probably never heard anyone make these statements that we’ll provide on today’s episode. And there are some great reasons why.
We all have that food we just can’t stomach. Maybe canned tuna. Stinky cheese. Liver. Kool-Aid pickles. You get the idea. If there is any product in the financial world that’s like one of these much-maligned meals it has to be the variable annuity. It “gets hated on” by seemingly everyone who calls themselves a retirement planner. Why is that? And just like there’s always a couple of people who like pineapple pizza, is there ever a situation where a variable annuity could be an attractive delicacy for an investor?
If you look up quotes about diversification from famous investors, you might come across one from renowned investor Warren Buffet that will certainly raise your eyebrows. It goes, “Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.” Yet, we’ve always heard about diversification being one of the keys to success for retirement planning. How can these seemingly different ideas both be right?
This episode is all about addressing the most frequently asked questions about 401(k)s.
We’re talking specifically to Baby Boomers on this episode. What are the most common challenges, fears and objectives of this generation? What are some of the mistakes Boomers often make and how can they be avoided? We’ll ask and attempt to answer those questions on today’s show.
Just like any decision in life, making financial choices would be a lot easier with the benefit of hindsight. Let’s talk about some of the things we might hear from people who wish they’d done things differently after looking in the rear view mirror.
We get a lot of questions about how the house (or houses) fit into retirement plans. From downsizing to rental properties to interest rates, let’s explore some of the top retirement questions as it relates to all things housing.
The retirement world is full of retirement rules. Are these rules legit or full of bull?
So, we’ve all experienced what a market crash feels like in recent memory. If you had forgotten what it felt like in 2008, then 2020 should have been a sobering reminder of what it’s like to experience that sudden market drop. Now, we don’t know when the next market crash will come. Will rising virus cases now or a resurgence in the fall cause another one? Will the lead up to, or result of, the election cause turbulence? We just don’t know what factor is going to come along and serve as the catalyst for the problem. But what we can do is follow some basic rules to ensure we don’t lose our shirts next time the arrow on the graph tumbles down.
It seems that most people don’t have a clear picture of whether they should contribute to a traditional IRA or a Roth. Let’s discuss how to determine what’s best for you.