Guaranteed Lifetime Income Isn’t Free
Insurance protects against losses – fires, floods or a wrecked car. Because of the life-altering consequences of such as loss, clients rarely question the cost of the insurance. When viewed through an analogous framework, the cost of lifetime-income insurance, such as a GLWB, is fairly priced.
Student Loan Forgiveness Plan and Inflation Reduction Act: Are These New Policies Inflationary or Deflationary?
Inflation is top of mind for consumers and market participants. In the United States, many are questioning whether student loan forgiveness will make inflation worse, and if the recently passed “Inflation Reduction Act” will offer relief.
The Price the U.S. Will Pay for Faster Recovery
Compared to the dotcom and great financial crisis recessions, our fiscal and monetary response over the last two years has been far more aggressive. But the true cost – in terms of inflation – presents a more threatening risk.
Upcoming Free CE Webinars Hosted by Advisor Perspectives
This week, Advisor Perspectives is set to host a variety of free CE webinars for financial professionals. These webinars will cover a variety of topics that are intended to help advisors gain valuable insight and education, allowing them to better meet their clients’ needs.
How the Inflation Reduction Act Changes Healthcare Planning
The IRA impacts everyone, but the healthcare portions of it mean substantial changes to the way advisors incorporate healthcare costs into their financial plans for clients who are retired, on Medicare, or are still working.
Making The Case for Alternatives—Particularly Commercial Real Estate—in Defined Contribution Plans
Despite widespread use in institutional portfolios, alternative investments are not typically found in US defined contribution plans.
Will a Senior Living Facility Cost Your Kids an Inheritance?
One popular money script is, “I need to leave an inheritance to my kids.” Yet choices that parents make based on this money script can actually result in both failing to leave an inheritance and even costing children money. Here is one way that might happen.
Joe Namath, Bernie Sanders and the Medicare Dilemma for Clients
The commercials are relentless. Cleverly nestled between episodes of Matlock and Golden Girls, each ad features boomer-friendly celebrities like Joe Namath, Mike Ditka and Jimmie “JJ” Walker breathlessly imploring viewers to find out if they’re missing out on “important new Medicare benefits.” And, to do so now “before it’s too late!”
“Call the number on your screen now,” urges Broadway Joe in one Medicare Advantage plan spot. “It’s free!”
And call they do.
My guest is here to explain why Joe Namath and others may be the biggest threat to your clients’ retirements.