Here’s What You Need to Know About a Long-Term Care Insurance Policy

16 Nov

So, you’ve made the decision to learn more about long-term care insurance. That’s smart, as neither health insurance nor Medicare would pay for extended long-term care services in the event that you needed them in the future. Plus, there’s about a 70% chance you’ll need some type of long-term care after age 65, according to government stats. And given that the cost of long-term care can quickly deplete your life’s savings, it just makes sense to add it your financial plan. More>>

These Advisors Help Their Clients Tackle This Unknown Looming Cost

4 Nov

There’s an expense lurking down the road for many retirees that is largely unpredictable but likely: long-term care.

With premiums soaring on insurance policies designed to cover that cost, financial advisors are turning to a variety of other strategies to help clients prepare for a day when they might need help with daily living activities such as eating and bathing. More>>

Keep Your Life Insurance When You Retire

24 Aug

Do you need a life insurance policy in retirement? One school of thought says no. The kids are grown, and the need to financially insulate the household against the loss of a breadwinner has passed. If you are thinking about dropping your coverage for either or both of those reasons, you may also want to consider the excellent reasons to retain, obtain, or convert a life insurance policy after you retire. Take these factors into account and consult with your financial professional before making a decision. More>>

Retirees’ Top Financial Concerns All Revolve Around This 1 Thing

25 Mar

Though retirement is an exciting milestone to look forward to, the idea of it can be nerve-wracking. After all, there’s a host of financial unknowns associated with retirement, and living on a fixed income leaves many seniors struggling to make ends meet. More >>

20 Best US Cities for Retirement: 2018

21 Sep

A survey of American workers earlier this year showed that two in three were at least somewhat confident they would have enough money to retire comfortably, but only 17% said they were very confident they would be able to do so. More >>

9 Retirement Planning Steps Experts Want You to Take Before You Turn 50

23 Apr

Forty percent of American workers aren’t confident that they have enough money to retire, according to a 2017 study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. But as is the case with any challenge, the sooner you start preparing, the easier it is to achieve your goal. More >>

Do These 5 Things Right Now to Make Sure You Have Enough Money to Retire

19 Mar

For years, financial planners have espoused general formulas for determining the amount of income people will need in retirement. The most popular: the “70% rule,” which suggests that retirees will need to replace just 70% of their preretirement income to provide for their living needs in retirement. That may have been an effective guideline a few decades ago when the rule was established. However, relying on it today may be fraught with financial peril. More >>