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Planning for retirement

Planning for retirement is a responsibility that causes financial anxiety for many. Unfortunately, most financial advisors only focus on one thing, returns.  They never ask the simple questions, “Do you know what it means to have this money?”, “Do you know how much of your money you can use and spend without running out and still leave a legacy?”, or “Do you know what the value of this money is on the form of income?”  Well, the good news is that we can customize a strategy to fit your specific goals.  


Having a formal, written plan for creating your retirement income is a good place to begin. That is a key benefit of The Income for Life Model®, a Personalized Analysis that outlines a process for investing your savings with the objective of creating lifetime, inflation-adjusted income. The Model may help you manage certain financial risks that can potentially devastate one’s retirement security.

These Risks include:


Timing Risk, picking a bad year to retire- like 2000 or 2008, just when stock prices are poised to fall.


Inflation Risk, the risk that rising prices could threaten your standard of living in the future.


Longevity Risk, the risk of outliving your savings. It is the potentially adverse economic consequence of a long life.


A plan for creating retirement income should try to anticipate “big” risks and mitigate them to the extent possible. This may be the best we can do as we look forward to retirements that could last many years longer than we expect.

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