1. The Benefits Of Working With A Financial Planner

    Financial planning is, unfortunately, not always an easy task to undertake. For most of us, money is not something that is particularly easy to come by. For this reason, planning for the future and your end goal of retirement can seem near to impossible. The good news is that by working with a financial planner, you can improve your odds of success. Instead of facing this overwhelming task alone w…Read More

  2. Why Downsizing Is A Great Retirement Strategy (And Some Tips If You Decide To Do So)

    Is living in your large home where you raised your family starting to not make as much sense? You might have three or more extra bedrooms that have been collecting dust. You’re watering a lawn and heating a home that you don’t use the entirety of anymore. On top of that, as we age, it can become increasingly difficult to handle everyday necessary tasks that you used to easily accomplish. It al…Read More

  3. The Difference Between Annuities and 401(k) Plans

    We all want to be prepared when it comes to our retirement. We spend our whole lives working toward this one blissful period in our lives, and we want to ensure we won’t ever have to go back to work in order to make ends meet. One way of ensuring this is to find a retirement strategy that works best for our individual financial situations, whether that’s through finding the best annuity rates …Read More

  4. Can You Buy An Annuity With Your IRA Or 401(k)?

    If you have an IRA or 401(k) plan for retirement, you may be wondering if you can buy an annuity with those saved funds. We’re here to tell you that is absolutely possible, and that you do have the ability to move your IRA or 401(k) — completely tax-free. Our financial advisors at Income For Life have years of experience helping connect individuals with their ideal plans for retirement. One of…Read More

  5. Do You Have a Plan for the Next Market Crash?

    The current S&P 500 bull market run we are in now will grow to be seven years old if it reaches March of 2016.  That would officially make it one of the top three longest bull runs in American stock market history (if it makes it there, of course).  As thousands and thousands of people are rushing into retirement each and every day, the message is simple: "When it comes to the stock market, …Read More

  6. Remaining ‘Status Quo’ In Retirement – Good Idea or Bad Idea?

    "Status Quo" is a term that is often thrown around for a variety of things.  At its core definition, it means "the existing condition or state of affairs."  We commonly use it as a phrase to insinuate that we are just going to keep things the same or choose not to change the methodology in which we have always done something.  And while this is fine in terms of the route you take to work or chu…Read More