Before retirement. Retirement: the concept of quitting our jobs at the ends of our careers is something millions of people have dreamed about. For many, retirement means relaxation and a chance to do something fun – or nothing at all. Everyone has different retirement goals and, as we prepare for our golden years, planning for … Continue reading 6 Exciting Questions to Ask Yourself Before Retirement
Many of us work our entire careers without adequately preparing for retirement. Americans fall short when it comes to funding retirements; the average U.S. citizen has far less than needed to live comfortably. Greg W. Anderson, a financial services professional and the founder of Balanced Financial, Inc. in Fort Collins, Colorado, knows that it is … Continue reading Balanced Financial, Inc. – Income Planning for Retirement
Most people dream of a day when they can quit their jobs and enter retirement, a time when one can finally enjoy the fruits of his or her hard labor. Thoughts of retirement center on dreams of traveling the world, spending time with family and friends, or engaging in hobbies to pass the time. The … Continue reading Setting the Course for Your Retirement
When a person dies, his or her assets are typically distributed to surviving family members. In general, these assets can lose substantial value, depending on the type of assets held by the decedent and the myriad laws and regulations in place governing the distribution of assets. To preserve wealth for future generations, the concept of … Continue reading Legacy Planning: Protecting Loved Ones
In the complex process of retirement planning, there is one commonly-overlooked area. This area is the concept of retirement income, or keeping streams of income flowing after one retires from work. Retirement accounts have many benefits, but there are also significant limitations inherent in these plans. While it is important to set aside funds for … Continue reading Income Planning: Preparing for One’s Financial Future
Individuals planning for their retirement have many options to choose from. These options help to secure a stable financial future, providing the funds necessary for expenses once retirement age is reached. From Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) to employer-sponsored pension or 401(k) plans, stock and bond investments, or real estate purchases, one can take charge of … Continue reading Can Annuities Help Fund Retirement?
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