Determining the right time to retire and knowing what your retirement will look like can be complicated. I discuss how education, clarity and support can help you make good decisions for this important chapter of your life.
Program Length: 25 minutes
Too Big To Fail
I’m joined by James Freeman, author of Borrowed Time: Two Centuries of Booms, Busts and Bailouts at Citi, a book about one of the largest financial institutions in the world. We discuss the role Citi Group played in the 2008 financial crisis and how it became a “too big to fail” institution. We also talk about the Federal Reserve’s history and recent Fed criticism by President Trump.
Program Length: 31 minutes
YOUR IRA PRIMER
IRA's are an important tool used in retirement planning. I discuss the differences between traditional and Roth IRA’s, and the key benefits of each. I’ll also detail the need to keep IRA beneficiary designations up-to-date. Unfortunately, that’s one of the most common mistakes one can make!
Program Length: 14 minutes
STOCK MARKET FUNDAMENTALS
I take a deeper look at the fundamentals and discuss reasons markets experience sell-offs. I describe the CFN strategy in dealing with these fluctuations, ways to help overcome fear in the markets, and an approach for maintaining confidence when managing money for those in, or near, retirement.
Program Length: 9 minutes
CASH & COUNSELING PROGRAM: CARING FOR AGING LOVED ONES
Americans are living longer and for many of us our retirement years may be lengthier than anticipated. For some, money runs out, and family members must pitch in and provide care. I discuss long-term care insurance options, and a little known program offering financial help for family members caring for a loved one.
Program Length: 19 minutes
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS
Cordasco Financial Network CPA Tim Joseph joins me to discuss REITs and how ownership of REITs differs from owning brick and mortar real estate. We also cover the new 2018 IRS rules that offer tax advantages for REIT ownership.
Program Length: 16 minutes
FROM THE LISTENER MAILBAG
A 55-year-old listener submitted that question to AskSteve@CFNPlan.com. She writes, “How would I survive a market crash as I approach my retirement years?” I offer some perspective and discuss a variety of investment options that may be helpful should we experience a market crash or a major correction. We also will cover what an insurance or annuity “stress-test” is and how you can get your portfolio tested here at CFN. Our stress test will help show how your portfolio would fare in the event of a market crash. Do you want your question to be featured on the radio show? You can email us if you have questions or comments to AskSteve@CFNPlan.com
Program Length: 6 minutes