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Consumers Interested in Annuities

A new study reveals that millennials look for retirement strategies that provide guaranteed income. This strategy may provide confidence to consumers who are wary of riskier savings plans, but it represents a significant adjustment from older generations.

Staying Fit As You Age

It’s important to recognize how physical fitness affects your ability to enjoy your retirement. Many people maintain consistent fitness regimens when they are younger, but the pressures of working and having a family can derail health efforts.

Wealthy Retirees Greatest Fear: Becoming a Burden

More than four in 10 high net worth investors cited a burdensome retirement as their greatest fear in advanced age.

High Net Worth Clients Trust Pros in Retirement: Study

While recent studies, including one conducted by Spectrem Group, have shown that high net worth individuals don’t always rely on financial professionals to manage their investments, those trends seem to shift as clients approach and enter retirement.

Americans Focused on Retirement Income

Depending on a person’s savings plan, retirement can either represent a time of unprecedented freedom or one of fiscal concern. Even for wealthier consumers, planning for retirement can be a stressful endeavor. While high net worth consumers may not be apprehensive about outliving their retirement savings, most certainly want to leave a legacy for next generation.

Americans Remain Undereducated About Retirement

By now, information about how underprepared Americans are for retirement has become old news, but it’s difficult to overstate the depth of this problem. A litany of factors have contributed to this crisis, and it’s difficult to pinpoint a surefire solution.

Is It Time to Question the Common Wisdom Regarding Retirement Income?

Retirement income is a hot topic for anyone considering their post-work plans. Clients regularly ask financial professionals how much money they’ll need for each year of retirement. Over the years, common wisdom indicates new retirees should aim to make between 80 and 85 percent of their pre-retirement income during their first year out of the workforce.

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