A Dangerous Game

A Dangerous Game By William Jed Mayfield Retirement Income Specialist Mayfield Financial & Estate Protection Services, Inc. The Best Practices Used to Create Sustainable Streams of Retirement Income ____________________________________________________   It’s a dangerous game chasing stability if you stay 100% exposed to the stock market. In a desperate attempt to build safe portfolios, investors and advisors alike think they’ve found safe havens in both fixed-income and equity markets, but swapping one risk for another still leaves you at risk. These days, building a retirement plan solely around an investment portfolio isn’t working for many investors. High quality bonds aren’t paying read more 

7 Year Bull

7 Year Bull By William Jed Mayfield Retirement Income Specialist Mayfield Financial & Estate Protection Services, Inc. The Best Practices Used to Create Sustainable Streams of Retirement Income     As this bull market heads deeper into its 7th year, a remarkable feat accomplished only three other times in the past 85 years, investors have every right to reevaluate their strategy. Is it time to defend your portfolio against the long list of challenges that could easily best an aging bull?  Or, should you continue to bet on the resilience of the stock market that has time and again punished read more 

How to Stay in the Money during your Retirement Years

How to Stay in the Money during your Retirement Years By William Jed Mayfield Retirement Income Specialist Mayfield Financial & Estate Protection Services, Inc. The Best Practices Used to Create Sustainable Streams of Retirement Income     The whole concept of Worry-free financial planning is to obtain maximum return without market risk.  Most of my radio listeners agree that no matter how good or how bad the market is, a portion of your portfolio should be in Safe Money. When I say Safe Money, I mean things that are safer than stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, gold or any read more 

Market Madness

Market Madness  By William Jed Mayfield Retirement Income Specialist Mayfield Financial & Estate Protection Services, Inc. The Best Practices Used to Create Sustainable Streams of Retirement Income   Is market madness where you want to spend your retirement years? The market can lead to a blend of investor euphoria and paranoia.  I talk with many of my radio listeners that have expressed both fear and greed with regard to the market.  Most are wondering about their long term investment objectives and whether they will be financially secure throughout retirement without a reliable paycheck.   I believe that it’s important to read more 

A Retirement Income Trifecta

A Retirement Income Trifecta By William Jed Mayfield Retirement Income Specialist Mayfield Financial & Estate Protection Services, Inc. The Best Practices Used to Create Sustainable Streams of Retirement My parents and grandparents both taught me that making mistakes was part of life. Some mistakes are easier to recover from than others.  But when it comes to money and time, the closer you are to retirement the less time you have to recover from bad money moves.  My advice is to not take any chances you can’t afford.  As you near retirement, you’ll need to spend more time creating an investment read more 

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