When retirees have policies such as annuities, they receive distributions from these investments that can provide them with income. As such, when you hold annuities, you can typically elect different ways to receive this money, and two common options include monthly distributions or lump-sum payments. Though monthly distributions have their benefits, choosing a lump-sum option can work for some investors. To help you gain additional perspective, here are some details to know about taking lump-sum payments. Read more
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BlogFinancial Readiness for College Graduates – 5/24/17
Have a new college graduate? Give your loved one the gift of financial readiness.
The time of year is here when budding college graduates go out into the world to make their career dreams and goals a reality. Yet despite their new degrees, they may not be ready to tackle their financial readiness. According to an ongoing study by the National Financial Educators Council, the average level of financial literacy in 19 – 24 year olds is 68%. As such, your college graduate’s ability to earn, save, and grow their money may not be as clear to him or her as you may hope. Read more
Market CommentaryWeekly Market Commentary May 22, 2017
While the week started with fresh new highs for the S&P, stock markets tumbled mid-week on concerns political allegations may disrupt reform agendas in the U.S. and Brazil. On Wednesday the S&P 500 dropped approximately 1.5%. For the week, the S&P 500 slid 0.4%, the MSCI ACWI index of global stocks was basically unchanged, and the Bloomberg BarCap US Bond Aggregate rose 0.4%. Read more
Monthly NewsletterMay Monthly Newsletter – Estate Planning for Digital ...
Estate planning has become more difficult with the introduction of technology into every aspect of an individual’s life. Years ago, people filed away bank books, stock certificates, financial statements and most other important documents in a filing cabinet or a safety deposit box. Read more
News3 Key Financial Events to Watch In 2017
Published By Brett Carson
Last year saw financial markets alternating between an uneasy calm and turbulence, with 2017 expecting much of the same. Developed markets are facing a paradigm shift as the U.K. initiates its exit from the European Union and the United States’ transition to the Trump administration brings political and policy risks to the fore. Read more
Do you know someone who has recently been dignosed with dementia or is currently living with this disease? Watching a loved one lose their independence, memories and financial well-being is very difficult. It’s important to know there are many resources and tools available to you. This infographic shares 10 ways you can help your loved ones financially prepare for the impact of dementia. Read more
Our goal is to make your life easier. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be highly stressful for caregivers and family members. Providing answers on how to financially prepare for these conditions is one way we can help. Read this guide for tips on how to prepare for the physical, financial and emotional impact of Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Weekly Market Commentary
- Weekly Market Commentary May 15, 2017
Markets remained almost flat through the week as economic releases failed to trigger any significant reaction. The S&P 500 slid 0.4% while the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) eked out a 0.1% gain. The Aggregate U.S. Bond Index climbed 0.2%. Volatility remains historically low and investor complacency remains a risk. Read more