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What is a Retirement Drawdown Strategy? 5 Tips to Make Your Money Last.

You spend decades building your nest egg. Then, when you retire, you need a plan to stop saving and start spending, but not too much that you risk running out of money. It’s a delicate balance. In this video, we’ll discuss 5 variables that are important to consider:Plan for LongevityMake the Right Decision about Social Security BenefitsChoose the […]

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When Should You Take Your Social Security Retirement Benefits?

When should you begin collection your Social Security retirement benefits? You can take it at anytime between age 62 and 70. What’s the right choice for you? In this video we’ll discuss some of the important things to think about when making this decision. Some of the factors you’ll want to consider include: If you […]

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5 Retirement Planning Mistakes To Avoid

A financially secure and happy retirement doesn’t just happen; it takes planning and some modifications as you get older. In this video, I will discuss some of the mistakes.  1. Not Having a Plan  2. Forgetting about Inflation  3. Not Creating any Tax-Free Income  4. Investing too Conservatively  5. Taking on too much Risk as You […]

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Should You Buy An Annuity For Guaranteed Lifetime Income? {Case Study}

Should you buy an annuity as a part of your retirement portfolio. In this video we will examine the pros and cons of purchasing a fixed indexed annuity with a guaranteed lifetime income rider with a portion of your retirement savings. We look at a sample case study of a couple who are ages 67 […]

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Can This 60 Year Old With $600,000 Retire At 65?

Mike was turning 60 next month. He had $400,000 in a pre-tax 401(k) and $200,000 in a taxable brokerage account. He wanted to retire at 65 if possible. In this sample case study we will discuss several things including: When he should take his Social Security (and his Survivor benefit). The pros and cons of […]

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Expenses in Retirement What’s Your Plan?

It’s important to have an understanding of what your expenses are going to be in retirement. Having a spending plan or an income plan to meet your expenses and provide the lifestyle that you would like to have in retirement helps to give you the confidence to spend. Often the people that were the best […]

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Does Working Longer Increase Social Security Benefits?

Will continuing to work help increase your Social Security benefits? On your Social Security statement it shows how much you would receive if you file for benefits at various ages assuming that you continue to work. However, what if you stop working now, and don’t plan to take your benefits for a few more years? […]

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When Can You Afford to Retire?

Often times I talk to people that don’t think they can afford to retire, but they actually can. Others think they need to work for perhaps another 5 or 6 years when they could actually retire perhaps in just a couple of years. Often I find that it’s the people that have done the best […]

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Social Security COLA Jumps 3.2% for 2024… but Medicare Part B Jumps 5.9%!

The 3.2% cost of living adjustment reflects another year of high inflation. However, we now know we’ll be paying almost 6% more for Medicare Part B!  That doesn’t mean you’ll see a smaller Social Security check in January, but if you’re wondering how this will affect you, in this video we will walk through these […]

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Hidden (and not so hidden) Fees, Penalties, and Taxes in Retirement

It’s not easy to determine exactly what you’ll need to live on in retirement. That calculation is made even more difficult because there can be a few surprise expenses… and some penalties that can last a lifetime!In this video, Ryan Cravitz and Erin Kennedy are breaking down some of those hidden penalties, in order of […]

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