White Paper – Non-Stock Market Income Generating Alternatives

Introduction to the Universe of Non-Stock Market Income Generating Alternatives There are three basic categories of investments: conservative, moderate and aggressive. Aggressive instruments are those primarily invested in for growth. As the chart shows, they include things such as common stock, stock mutual funds, speculative real...

White Paper – Are Your Allocations Right for Social Security?

Are Your Allocations Right For Social Security Nothing exists in a vacuum, meaning that even if you’ve determined the best time and method of taking your Social Security benefits based on your age, objectives and lifelong earnings, it won’t matter unless you properly...

White Paper – Understanding Social Security Benefits

Understanding Social Security Benefits Before you can retire, you should know what all of your sources of income are going to be, and how much you can expect to receive from each. Social Security benefits will, obviously, be one of...

White Paper – Are Your Allocations Right for RMDs?

Are Your Allocations Right For RMDs Making sure your IRAs are allocated properly for required minimum distributions (RMDs) once you reach the age at which you must take them is as simple as following a bit of advice your parents probably used...

White Paper – Understanding Required Minimum Distributions

Understanding Required Minimum Distributions The idea behind required minimum distributions, or RMDs, is that the government wants to give us a tax incentive to save for retirement – but they also want to make sure we don’t misuse it. So,...

White Paper – Market Math Made Simple

Market Math Made Simple Have you ever bought a pair of pants for your child or grandchild that were too big? It’s a common occurrence, and when it happens you basically have two options: One, you can throw the pants...

White Paper – The Hard Lessons of Stock Market History

The Hard Lessons of the Stock Market History If you’re like most people, you believe there’s a great deal of truth in the old adage that history tends to repeat itself more often than not. That’s an important adage to keep in mind when...

White Paper – The Importance of Strong Financial Defense

The Importance of Strong Financial Defense The great Alabama coach “Bear” Bryant once said, “Defense wins championships,” and you can bet every great coach in every sport has shared that same philosophy. Just think about some of the great sports dynasties, teams...