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WHAT DO YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITY FINANCE EXPERTS THINK ABOUT INDEXED ANNUITIES?
POSTED ON DECEMBER 9, 2013 BY IALC
In a recent article in the New York Times, Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for NBC’s Today Show, offered some insight into how deferred annuity products like indexed annuities are poised to make a difference in the financial future of a class of retirees facing a number of unique issues such as increased longevity and insecurity in pensions and social security.
“They are addressing the primary fear that baby boomers in particular seem to have about retirement, which is that they are going to run out of money before they run out of time,” she said.
With people living much longer than ever before, it is extremely important to build up a nest egg that can sustain you for two or three decades. It is more important than ever that those approaching retirement employ a savings strategy that is fit to last you through the years by focusing on accumulation and lifetime income, rather than pure growth. It is impossible to predict how long one might live, but adding conservative financial vehicles to your retirement plan, such as a fixed indexed annuity that can guarantee income for life–no matter how long that may be–can eliminate some of the guesswork when it to outliving your savings.
Chatzky is not alone in her favorable perception of annuities for those preparing for retirement. Suze Orman has been singing the praises of indexed annuities as a way to shield your retirement nest egg from market volatility for some time. In her 2001 book, “The Road to Wealth,” Suze Orman tells readers that “if you don’t want to take risk but still want to play the stock market, a good index annuity might be right for you.”
As many boomers witnessed their retirement savings take a big hit due to the financial crisis and recession, it is evident that this advice still holds water in today’s economy. Indexed annuities are unique because unlike investments, these insurance products offer a guaranteed minimum return, so you are protected from the negative effects of market volatility. However, because interest returns on an indexed annuity are based on an external index, such as the S&P 500, there is still potential for market-linked growth when markets are doing well. Those saving for retirement can add some balance to their financial plans—particularly in risky markets—by providing protection when the markets are down and potential for additional interest when the markets are up. Your personal risk tolerance can serve as a guide to determining the perfect balance for your retirement portfolio.
Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why
Thursday, 07 Nov 2013 11:52 AM
By Newsmax Wires
Despite the 6.5% stock market rally over the last three months, a handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks . . . and fast.
Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for quite some time, is dumping shares at an alarming rate. He recently complained of “disappointing performance” in dyed-in-the-wool American companies like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Kraft Foods.
In the latest filing for Buffett’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett has been drastically reducing his exposure to stocks that depend on consumer purchasing habits. Berkshire sold roughly 19 million shares of Johnson & Johnson, and reduced his overall stake in “consumer product stocks” by 21%. Berkshire Hathaway also sold its entire stake in California-based computer parts supplier Intel.
With 70% of the U.S. economy dependent on consumer spending, Buffett’s apparent lack of faith in these companies’ future prospects is worrisome.
Unfortunately Buffett isn’t alone.
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Study Reveals 401(k) Disclosure Rules Not Helping Investors
Article written by The Self Directed Retirement Report
In an effort to add transparency to 401(k) administration, the Department of Labor created a new rule in 2012 that required all 401(k) plan providers to disclose “all fees associated with plan administration, investments, and other expenses”. The idea was that with more information about where money was going on the administrative side of the process, 401(k) owners could make better decisions about where, how, and with whom to invest. Unfortunately, it appears that these disclosures are not particularly insightful for most 401(k) owners and that nearly half of them have no idea how much of their money goes to annual fees and expenses even after the disclosures are made.
“Fee disclosure is…very cumbersome,” explained vice president of corporate retirement plans at Personal Capital Tom Zgainer, adding that “participants need an easier way to discover and understand expenses associated with their retirement plans.” About the only thing that the disclosures appear to accomplish is making participants aware that they may be paying fees and expenses. Slightly more than a fifth of all participants believed after the disclosures that they pay no fees or expenses on their 401(k) plans. That number used to be more than a third (38 percent) when the disclosures were not required
Unfortunately, this issue is a much bigger one than you might think at first. According to NerdWallet, more than 90 percent of American adults underestimate the lifetime costs of their 401(k) administration by about $150,000. The survey included more than 800 Americans. The Department of Labor supported these findings as well, reporting that a poor understanding of fees can result in reduced retirement balances that are as much as 28 percent lower than retirees might expect.
How do you keep your retirement-related administrative fees under control? Do you know if you are paying any?
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Ronald has been a licensed agent specializing in the pre and post-retiree marketplace since 1996, and is licensed in multiple states.
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