Provided by Pamela J. Sams, CRPC®️ BFA™️ MBA – NABBW’s Retirement Planning Associate In my position as principal of Jackson Sams Wealth Strategies, in Herndon, Virginia, I often find myself counseling my clients on Social Security. I often find myself explaining that when Social Security was enacted in 1935, it was conceived as an entitlement program. Since, at that time, people didn’t live much past age 65, the amount of time you would actually be expected to receive a check from the Social Security Administration (SSA) was very short. Even when our parents retired, living... Read More
Provided by Pamela J. Sams, CRPC®️ BFA™️ – NABBW’s Retirement Readiness Associate When our parents retired, living to 75 amounted to a nice long life, and Social Security was often supplemented by a pension. Today, the Social Security Administration (SSA) estimates that the average 65-year-old woman will live to age 86½. Given these projections, it appears that a retirement of 20 years or longer might be in your future.1,2 Are you prepared for a 20-year retirement? How about a 30-year or even 40-year retirement? Don’t laugh; it could happen. The SSA projects that about 33%... Read More
Should You Care What the Financial Markets Do Each Day? Focusing on Your Strategy During Turbulent Times.
Provided by Pamela J. Sams, CRPC, BFA, NABBW’s Retirement Readiness Associate Investors are people, and people are often impatient. No one likes to wait in line or wait longer than they have to for something, especially today when so much is just a click or two away. This impatience also manifests itself in the financial markets. When stocks slip, for example, some investors grow uneasy. Their impulse is to sell, get out, and get back in later. If they give in to that impulse, they may effectively pay a price. Across the 30 years ended December 31, 2018, the Standard & Poor’s 500 posted... Read More