Retirement

HAVE A SAVINGS ACCOUNT SEPARATE FROM YOUR RETIREMENT ACCOUNT

September 23, 2016

HAVE A SAVINGS ACCOUNT SEPARATE FROM YOUR RETIREMENT ACCOUNT

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SEE A FINANCIAL PLANNER TO DISCUSS GUARANTEED INCOME OPTIONS

April 15, 2016

SEE A FINANCIAL PLANNER TO DISCUSS GUARANTEED INCOME OPTIONS

GUARANTEED FOR LIFE INCOME

  • Immediate annuities
    • Payouts start immediately upon purchase
  • Deferred Income Annuities
    • Payouts start at a future date
  • Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts (QLACs)
    • Approved in 2014
    • Used in IRAs, 401(k)s, approved retirement plans
    • Fixed Income Annuities
    • Excluded from traditional required minimum distributions
    • Can be deferred to age 85
    • Can be left to beneficiaries

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IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 2 CURRENT SOCIAL SECURITY CLAIMING STRATEGIES

November 6, 2015

IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 2 CURRENT SOCIAL SECURITY CLAIMING STRATEGIES

TWO SOCIAL SECURITY STRATEGIES FOR MARRIED COUPLES ENDING

  • “File and suspend”: one spouse files for benefits but suspends collecting them until full retirement age
  • Filing a restricted claim for spousal benefits: collecting half of spouse’s benefits while waiting to collect full benefits in later years

WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

    • 62 or older by year-end
    • Retain right to collect spousal benefits starting at 66 = full retirement age
    • Spouse has to have claimed retirement benefits or requested to file & suspend benefits within 6 month window

Source: Mary Beth Franklin, Author
Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

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CONSIDER ANNUITIES AS A CORE PART OF YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN

September 25, 2015

CONSIDER ANNUITIES AS A CORE PART OF YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN

  • Social Security now only source of lifetime guarantee for most retirees
  • Annuities provide another source of income for life

Immediate Annuities

  • Pay fixed amount every year for life
  • Starts payments immediately

Deferred-Income Annuity

  • Set future payout date
  • Later the date, the higher the payout

Kim Lankford recommends going to www.immediateannuities.com to do some personal calculations.

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CONSULT A FINANCIAL PLANNER AT LEAST ONCE ABOUT YOUR RETIREMENT PLANS

September 3, 2015

CONSULT A FINANCIAL PLANNER AT LEAST ONCE ABOUT YOUR PLANS

RETIREMENT ADVICE CREDENTIALS

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