Should We Re-Calibrate Our Retirement Dreams After the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Regardless of our retirement dreams, the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences have been a global nightmare. This post recounts some of the things we may want to consider as we re-calibrate our retirement plans and suggests there may be some positive lessons to be learned from how we are navigating this pandemic. Learn more on the Financial Freedom Studio.

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Getting Reacquainted With Your Annuity

In the midst of this pandemic-driven recession, many consumers are dusting off their financial planning files and refreshing their knowledge on what they own that could help them get through a market downturn. You may be finding that you own some products you forgot about or wondering if there's something you could have included to offer a greater sense of protection during vulnerable times. Learn more about how to plan for the future at the Financial Freedom Studio.

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Investing while Female: Diversifying in the Time of COVID

Even if the markets have started to recover from the COVID-19 recession, many individuals are still trying to understand the financial damage the recession may have caused to their savings and their retirement plans. Women, in particular, were harder hit by the impacts of this recession. If you are one of these women, and you’ve been spending time during lockdown researching investment plans to get you from your new reality to a future you look forward to, you’re not alone. Learn more on the Financial Freedom Studio.

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The SECURE Act and How It Advances U.S. Retirement Policy

This post will explain how the SECURE Act addresses several of the big retirement policy problems facing people planning for retirement and society at large. Challenges remain, but it is an important step in the right direction. Learn more at the Financial Freedom Studio.

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How to Deal with Market Volatility

knowing that volatility is a normal part of markets, doesn’t make it any less gut-wrenching to watch the value of your nest egg fluctuate wildly. While markets go up and down in the short-term, the long-term trajectory of the stock market has historically been upward. If you’re a long-term investor, you’ve got time on your side. Learn more at the Financial Freedom Studio.

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Re-Estimating Retirement in an Age of Ambiguity

Planning for retirement can feel overwhelming under normal circumstances, but watching the economy take a hit from a global pandemic can make it even harder to navigate through later-life financial planning. Find ways to protect your income in the face of market volatility on the Financial Freedom Studio.

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Social Media Causing Mania? Here’s How to Stay Calm and Stay the Course

While we stay socially distanced, social media has given us news updates on the pandemic, memes to keep us laughing, and ‘social’ interaction for many quarantined alone. While many of us are comforted knowing that our loved ones are a click away, social media also comes with a common side effect: Fear. Discover ways to stay calm, avoid panic spending and more at the Financial Freedom Studio.

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