THE RETIREMENT CRISIS
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BOND MARKET PERSPECTIVES
Bonds are traditionally viewed as a stable investment, but they are now showing some signs of volatility. Steve talks with a member of the CFN investment team as they discuss the role bonds play within a diversified investment portfolio.
FIXED ANNUITY FACTS
Annuities may offer comfort to some investors who have an aversion to market fluctuation. Steve talks about the various types of annuities, and if they should be part of your overall investment plan. Steve highlights the differences between fixed, immediate and variable annuities.
COVERING THE COST OF HEALTHCARE
The cost of healthcare is high and will continue to rise. It’s estimated that a 65 year old couple retiring today will need about $280,000 to cover healthcare and medical expenses through retirement. Steve talks about how a variable annuity may help in covering some of those costs during retirement.
SPEND, BUT HAVE A PLAN
Steve and Chris Gibbons, of the Cordasco Financial Network team talk about the fear of over-spending in retirement and the importance of uncovering spending priorities as you plan for those post-working years.
MAXIMIZE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME
Steve discusses some of the factors you should consider before accepting social security payments. Learn the facts about collecting at age 62, 70, or at your full retirement age.
YOUR INHERITANCE, SOONER OR LATER
Steve talks wills and trusts, but also shares his findings that many parents and grandparents are getting great pleasure out of watching others enjoy what they’ve earned and shared, rather than just knowing they will be provided for after they’re gone.
LEGENDARY INVESTOR WARREN BUFFET’S TAKE ON BITCOIN
One of America’s best known and most successful investors has a definitive opinion on bitcoin that may surprise you. With Warren Buffet’s track record of success, many investors are listening carefully to what he has to say about the cryptocurrency craze. Find out if he believes it's an investment or speculation?
GET RICH QUICK - STRATEGY OR A SCHEME
Have you ever been sucked into a get rich quick sales pitch? Don’t be ashamed. Some people are motivated to jump into “investments” that sound too good to be true, and others react with skepticism. Discover if you and your partner are of the same “money mind” when it comes to these so-called opportunities.
MAKE RATIONAL, NOT EMOTIONAL MONEY DECISIONS
Following your emotions regarding money and investing is never a good idea. Learn how to avoid that costly mistake, particularly at a time of life when you have fewer years to recover. Be patient, choose wisely.