1. What does it mean to be secure?

    We all struggle with security/insecurity . Personally, I worry about what others think of me. Did I say something wrong? Why am I "weird"? What does "quirky" mean? Is "quirky" a good thing?  (Okay, I might have just revealed a little too much;-) ) I worry about where I will be in 1 year, or 5 …Read More

  2. Need Income? The Market Might Not Be Your Best Bet!…. Understanding Sequence of Returns

    I hear a lot of clients talk about how well the stock market has been doing since the crash of 2008.  "Oh, yeah! Ive made all the money back and then some!"... the same ole story.  But let me ask you this:  What if you were having to take income during those down years?  What would that have loo…Read More

  3. So are annuities a good investment? If you are buying them for the right reasons, they can be…

    Are annuities a good investment? If you are buying them for the right reasons, they can be. You can buy annuities for safety, long-term growth, or for income. For example, a fixed annuity might make an attractive alternative to a CD, a variable annuity might be bought for long-term, tax-deferred gr…Read More