by Ray Sagner on Feb 25, 2021
by Ray Sagner on Feb 18, 2021
If you and your spouse are making plans to retire, you’re probably wondering whether it’s a good idea to retire at the same time. Many couples go through the same thought process and, in fact, one in four couples quit their jobs within a year of each other. But retirement is a decision that should be carefully thought out. Here are some things to consider when deciding whether to retire at the same time as your spouse.
by Ray Sagner on Feb 11, 2021
by Ray Sagner on Feb 4, 2021
The annuity industry must have studied the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears because, after recognizing that investors weren’t very keen on low fixed yields or the vicious volatility of the stock market, they came up with a product, that for most people, would seem to be just right – Indexed Annuities.
by Ray Sagner on Jan 28, 2021
The year 2020 was unprecedented for so many reasons—all because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many suffered from job losses, had to juggle childcare while working from home, and tried to keep their small businesses open with few resources. Thankfully, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) established a business loan program to help keep businesses across the country afloat during tough economic times.
by Ray Sagner on Jan 22, 2021
Every January for the last fifteen years of writing this column, the subject has been a variation of the same theme. Clean up your stuff and get your documents in order! Last year, the title was Dostadning, which in Swedish translates to “death cleaning” and is associated with a book written in 2017 by Margareta Magnusson. The point was that somewhere around middle age, you get rid of all the stuff you have accumulated that you have no more use for and so that no one else must deal with it after you pass. At an age north of 80, Ms.
by Ray Sagner on Jan 21, 2021
by Ray Sagner on Jan 14, 2021
What’s the difference between a robo advisor and an actual financial advisor? It may seem like there’s an obvious answer - I mean one’s a software - but truly, what’s the difference in services between a robo advisor and a financial advisor?
by Ray Sagner on Jan 7, 2021
When most people think about life insurance, it is something to be purchased when we’re young with financial responsibilities and dependents to protect. Any discussion about purchasing life insurance after we retire is often met with strong opinions as to whether or not it makes any financial sense. After all, the cost of life insurance increases significantly over the age of 65.
by Ray Sagner on Dec 31, 2020