• Call Us (888) 229-7163
Making Distribution Decisions in Retirement

Making Distribution Decisions in Retirement

More than one-third of retirees lack confidence that they will have enough money to live comfortably throughout their retirement years.1 Committing to a savings strategy during your working career could go a long way to help alleviate this concern, but it’s also important to make sound decisions when withdrawing assets from the portfolio you worked so […]

read more »
Are You Ready for E-Social Security?

Are You Ready for E-Social Security?

As of March 1, 2013, paper Social Security checks will be a thing of the past, and all retirement and disability payments (with minor exceptions) will be made electronically. Beneficiaries may choose to receive their monthly payments by direct deposit to a bank or credit union account or to a Direct Express® debit card. The […]

read more »
A Closer Look at Closed-End Funds

A Closer Look at Closed-End Funds

As an investor, you probably own mutual funds and have an understanding of how they work. However, you may not have considered that the vast majority of mutual funds are open-end funds that don’t restrict the number of shares but rather issue and redeem them in response to investor demand.1 You might want to expand […]

read more »
Setting the Stage for Retirement Income

Setting the Stage for Retirement Income

In a 2012 survey, 73% of annuity owners said annuity investments are a critical part of their retirement funding strategies, and 63% said market volatility makes them more likely to consider buying an annuity.¹ When saving for retirement, some workers who are concerned about stock market volatility may turn to fixed-income investments, but the current […]

read more »
A Legacy with a Special Purpose

A Legacy with a Special Purpose

According to the 2010 census, people with special needs make up nearly 20% of the U.S. population.¹ Furthermore, nearly 20 million American families are raising children with disabilities.² Taking care of a loved one with special needs can be an expensive proposition. For example, the lifetime care of a child with autism could cost an […]

read more »
Understanding Beneficiary Designations

Understanding Beneficiary Designations

A will is a good starting point to help ensure that your assets are passed on to your heirs according to your wishes. However, it’s also important to specify beneficiaries for financial accounts and insurance policies on the appropriate forms, which may supersede instructions in a will. In any document distributing assets to your heirs, […]

read more »
How Much Do You Need To Save?

How Much Do You Need To Save?

One common rule of thumb in developing a retirement savings strategy is that your accumulated savings and other sources of income will need to replace about 80% of your pre-retirement income. This assumes that retirees may be able to maintain their standard of living with less income because their taxes could be lower, there would […]

read more »
Bouncing Back: The Recovering Housing Market

Bouncing Back: The Recovering Housing Market

The collapse of the U.S. housing market helped drive the economy into the worst recession since the Great Depression. Unlike previous recessions, however, the housing sector lagged as the broader economy began to grow, holding back what might have been a stronger recovery. That may be changing. Residential fixed investment — a measure of private […]

read more »

Securities and Advisory Services offered through Geneos Wealth Management Inc., Member FINRA and SIPC (The materials at this web site are maintained for the sole purpose of providing general information about the law and do not under any circumstances constitute legal advice. You should not act or refrain from acting based on these materials without first obtaining the advice of professional legal counsel. Please carefully read the terms and conditions for using this site. This website contains links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for, and make no representations or endorsements with respect to, third-party websites, or with respect to any information, products or services that may be provided by or through such websites.) © Copyright 1998-2002 by Silverman Financial, Inc. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy For comments and questions, please email marc@sfinancial.com