Why Ken Fisher is Wrong on Annuities: Federal Regulations in Retirement.
Most regular viewers of financial news on cable TV will recognize the name Ken Fisher of Fisher Investments and his lack of love for annuities. In fact he hates them and is telling everyone who will listen to him as […]Read more
4 must conversation you have to have with your financial advisor before retirement!
- Annuities, financial advisors, financial planning, Healthcare Costs, IRMAA, Retirement, Social Security
In retirement income is the key. Without it the ability to maintain your life-style as well as fund the basic necessities is next to impossible. Unfortunately, though, the rules have changed and not all income is the same in retirement. […]Read more
Women, Retirement and Long Term Care
- Annuities, financial planning, Life Insurance, Retirement, Reverse Mortgage, Women, Women and Investing
Have you ever wondered why nursing home residents are primarily women, and why they never seem to have visitors?
Data confirms this, as according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of the roughly 1.4 million Nursing Home residents in 2013, about 67.7 percent or roughly 960,000 were women.
The question that should be asked, is how did it gets this way? Yes, it is understandable that women tend to outlive men in general. The CDC is reporting that the average life expectancy for a person who was 65 years old in 2012 is another 19.3 years: 20.5 years for women, and 17.9 years for men.
Is merely the fact that they live longer the primary reason why women tend to make up the vast majority of residents in nursing facilities, or are there other factors at play? (more…)Read more
5 Reasons why you need an Annuity that the Motley Fool will never tell you
- Annuities, Filial Support Law, financial advisors, Health Care, Healthcare, Healthcare Costs, Medicare, Retirement, Social Security
For the past few years, the Motley Fool has been releasing articles on the five worst things that you can do with your money. Their latest advice (brought to you by Sean Williams, a “Fool” since 2010), does not make sense in the big picture of retirement, especially when your health care costs are factored in, but does your health really matter to the financial industry?Read more
Fidelity Investments’ $220,000 Healthcare Number, is it right
- Annuities, Fidelity, Fidelity Health Care, financial planning, Health Costs, Healthcare Costs, Life Insurance, Market watch, Means Testing, Medicare, MediGap, Part B, Part D, Plan F, Retirement, Social Security
It seems like every spring season there is a new healthcare amount announced by Fidelity Investments for people who are turning 65 during the year and this spring season is only slightly different from the last.
This difference lies in the total cost or the reduction of the overall cost of projected healthcare, which Market Watch, ABC, Kiplinger’s and even Nationwide is also heralding.
For those who are 65 years old today and entering into retirement today they are being told by Fidelity and the financial community to prepare for a total cost of $220,000 for their healthcare in retirement which, just happens to be a reduction from the previous year when Fidelity pegged the total cost at $240,000. (more…)Read more