annuities

Eliminate the Guesswork

A survey released in 2019 found that 46% of Americans are guessing at how much money they need for retirement. With increasing life expectancies and financial uncertainties, guesswork is playing a big part in determining whether Americans have enough saved to make the decision to stop working and cross over

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Retirement

The Best Day to Start Saving

This week’s article tells us: “The best day to start saving is today, even if you can save only a little bit.” The math is very interesting and worth the read. The article explains, “If two people put the same amount of money away each year ($5,000), earn the same

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Retirement

Rethinking Retirement Savings

We came across an article written in the Harvard Law Review and thought to share it with you all. This article discusses rethinking retirement savings and puts into context how much money we have in retirement accounts ($35 trillion collectively!), where it comes from, and what ‘buckets’ exist that provide

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Retirement

Starting to Worry Again?

Are you holding your breath starting to worry about the market again? Fortunately, you can build a diversified portfolio with principal protection. Our team at Choules Financial Group can assist you in building your portfolio in a way that distributes risk and prepares your retirement savings for growth in a

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COVID 19

The New ‘Life-Is-Short’ Mindset

This week’s article explains how affluent Americans are rushing to retire sooner than they had originally planned due to the new ‘Life-Is-Short’ mindset, a product of the pandemic. Even if we now have the ‘Life-Is-Short’ mindset, Americans are still living longer and will need income during retirement that won’t be

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Is Your Social Security Check Going to be Enough For You?

Whether you’re recently retired, nearing retirement, or a few years in, an annuity can help build tax-deferred savings. Why is that important? Annuities can provide a guaranteed lifetime income to supplement your social security. According to a Gallup poll, 85% of investors “strongly agree that it’s important to have a

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Retirement

Benefits of Fixed Indexed Annuities

As a reminder when you are considering where you can place your hard-earned savings to generate a guaranteed income, remember that FIAs are insurance products that can guarantee income over a period of time — even over a lifetime. Unlike a 401(k), the insurance company absorbs the risk of market

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Retirement

The New Retirement

As we are starting to emerge without masks, this week’s article discusses the ways that COVID-19 has impacted the economy and retirement. “COVID-19 has accelerated many of the trends that were already challenging the outdated study-work-retire model…” and has us rethinking retirement. If you’re feeling less secure about your finances

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COVID 19

Retirement Calculator

This week’s article includes a retirement calculator to assist you in determining whether you are successfully targeting what you need for a secure retirement. It even includes information about Social Security (which is calculated on a sliding scale based on your income) and how to allocate for a non-working spouse

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COVID 19

It’s That Time Again

We’ve found an article that offers a recap of changes in tax laws that have come into play for the first time: The 2020 return deadline now being May 17th The acknowledgment of the impact that COVID has had on finances for many of us. Take a glance at the

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annuities

Limited Time Bonus!

Did you hear? A major insurance carrier is offering a larger than ever BONUS on one of its products. It’s too good, and only offered for a limited time! Call us so we can provide you with all of the updated information. (435) 248-0475

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annuities

It’s Not Magic

Retirees sometimes get to the point where, as the saying goes “it is what it is” and there “is” only so much money in their retirement savings account, and it won’t or can’t get any bigger. So then the question becomes, what can be done with that savings to last

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