How far away is your retirement? What have you done to make sure you have the funds to make it happen? If you do not have a plan or at least know what to do, you will find yourself in trouble as many do. So, first off, it is always best to start as early... Continue Reading →
How much money did you lose in your 401k or another retirement account?
Did you know that when the market goes down, and then it goes back up, you DO NOT get your money back? Rather, what actually happens is that you grow from the point of your loss. That is just math! Wall Street lies by saying “no worries” you get your money back! Well, you do not, it is gone! So, what do you think will work better for your retirement, guarantees with no losses and low to no fees, or just losses and high fees? There are better 401k and other IRA, Individualized retirement accounts out there! How much money did you lose in your 401k or another retirement account?... Continue Reading →
What to do with an Old 401k or IRA Account?
What to do with an Old 401k or IRA Account? What happens if you have an old 401k or IRA account from a previous employer? Most Financial Advisors will give you four options: First, just leave your account where it is. This is what most people do when the balance is above $5,000. Is this... Continue Reading →
Big Changes to your 401k are Coming
The Government is changing the 401k, 457, 403b, and other retirement programs. So, it will affect you! The changes may sound good by the way they spin the words. But are they? The key changes are in: how the tax deductions will work. Many people, not just the wealthy; those average middle-class workers could be... Continue Reading →
How to Get a Better Retirement Account for a Better Future
There are three common problems that retirees will face, that worry them and those who will retire. This is all about having enough retirement savings. Concern one. Will I have enough money? This is about growing and protecting our money without the risk of losing any of it. As we saw in 1987, 2000, 2008,... Continue Reading →
Are Annuities Bad for Retirement?
Are Annuities Bad for Retirement? There is a common objection about Annuities; I would like to clear up. It goes like this: “Annuities are terrible because when you die, the insurance company will stop the payments and they will keep the rest of your money.” Is this true or false? Many securities people do not... Continue Reading →
What is the Difference Between a Financial Professional and a Financial Advisor?
In my career, I have been licensed and employed at both, and there are many similarities. Such as helping people with their retirement, investing, financial planning, money management and so forth. However, there is a key difference in what is called “captivity,” as well as how we engage a client and how we make our... Continue Reading →
Who Are We? What We Do?
We are a non-profit think-tank and research center that uses our skills and service to better families, churches, ministries and small business the proper protection they need.
We have academic researchers who look for the best for our people and we also have people who work at a full-service Brokerage Firm, with licensed agents, CPA’s, Lawyers in all areas of finance, insurance and business...
Did your Retirement take a BIG Hit this Week?
Did your 401K become a 100.25k? Tough day for your IRA and other retirement accounts? None of my clients lost a penny. Yet, I feel your pain; I had it rough in 1987 and 2008. My clients at the big bank had huge losses, some lost it all. My personal portfolio with the big Wall... Continue Reading →
Why Should you have a Financial Plan?
“Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22 I am a Financial Planner, so yes, I will persuade you why you should have a strategy to handle your finances and prepare for retirement. I will also tell you why it is essential to have a good insurance policy for your family... Continue Reading →