Saturday, August 30, 2014

Is An Indexed Annuity Worth It?

One of the key features of an indexed annuity is the protection against market losses. That's a significant value to most consumers. But currently, no indexed annuity pays dividends. Is the trade off worth it? Steve Savant interviews Mike McGlothlin on the virtues of indexed annuities and their place in retirement planning.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Rescuing Retirement Plan Participants

Many older Americans are in defined benefit plans. Some of these plans are reporting shortfalls from underperformance or underfunding. And most of these defined plan deficits don’t take into account longevity risk of the plan participants. Retirement plan expert, Steve Pilger is interviewed by Steve Savant, syndicated financial columnist and talk show host of Steve Savant’s Money, the Name of the Game.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

With Taxes Going Up Is it Time to Get Down with Deferring Compensation



With taxes on the rise, many highly compensated executives are deferring a portion of their compensation into the future in hopes of lower tax brackets 5 to 10 years from now. Using deferred compensation arrangements may reduce a full tax bracket, saving thousands of dollars in ordinary income tax. Online syndicated financial columnist Steve Savant interviews nationally recognized business expert Sherry Flint, CLU on Steve Savant's Money, the Name of the Game.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

What advisers need to know when 'selling' a home



Many advisers are the quarterback of their clients financial concerns. Most of them have little knowledge of home evaluation and settlement sheet items for taxation. But for many Americans, their home is their largest asset. The vast majority of advisers generally outsource their client's questions and concerns regarding their home to realtors in their community.

But more advisers are learning the basics to be able to give advice and interact with the realtor counterparts. Steve Savant interviews Mike Bodeen veteran realtor on the critical aspects of selling a home on Steve Savant Money, the Name of the Game.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

What Advisers Should Know About Buying a Home

For most Americans, their home is their largest asset. Buying a home is one of the most critical financial decisions anyone can make, especially if it's their retirement home.

Knowing the aspects of buying a home can add real value to advisers, who are quarterbacking their client's financial concerns. But most advisers don't know the basics. Online syndicated financial columnist Steve Savant interviews veteran realtor Mike Bodeen on a crucial check list of items every adviser needs to know. The adviser that has a handle on buying a house will hold the purse strings of the household.

All on weekly consumer talk Steve Savant's Money, the Name of the Game.

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