In Memoriam: Wm. Jed Mayfield

  Dear Clients and Friends, On behalf of all of us at Mayfield Financial and Estate Protection Services, Inc., it is with great sadness that I share that our founder, president, and friend, William Jed Mayfield, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 following a brave battle with cancer. To read his obituary, please visit the following link: http://bit.ly/2H4Hhx2 As vice president of Mayfield Financial since April 2017, I was fortunate to work side-by-side with Jed and other members of the Mayfield Financial team, allowing me to combine my previous decade of experience in financial planning and management with safe read more 

Portfolio Defense

Safe Money Planning is the Best Defense   By Nathan Frederico Retirement Income Specialist Mayfield Financial & Estate Protection Services, Inc. The Best Practices Used to Create Sustainable Streams of Retirement income     In almost every sporting event there is a time for offense and a time for defense.  Teams and players use offense based strategies as a time to aggressively push forward and secure as many points as possible.  Near the end of the game your team or player, if they have the lead, will likely shift their strategy.  Instead of taking risks on offense, you will see read more 

Financial Confusion

Financial Confusion   By William Jed Mayfield Retirement Income Specialist Mayfield Financial & Estate Protection Services, Inc. The Best Practices Used to Create Sustainable Streams of Retirement Income __________________________________________________________________   Whatever else is true or false about the stock market and the economy in 2017, so many broadly unexpected and surprising elements have happened in the past few months and there has been so much so-called “fake news” centered on the economy that investment arithmetic has been distorted to suggest that a massive stock market rally is at our doorstep. According to several noted economists and distinguished investors, stocks are read more 

Calm Before The Storm

Calm Before The Storm   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 calm before the storm. While that phrase originated in regard to weather, it can also perfectly describe the financial markets. If you think about it, recessions and financial crises tend to occur after we see periods of low volatility. It makes sense; during an economic recovery the economy picks up and business cycles expand as normal. After a while that leads investors to take more risks and read more 

Returns Risk in Retirement

Returns Risk in Retirement By William Jed Mayfield Retirement Income Specialist Mayfield Financial & Estate Protection Services, Inc. The Best Practices Used to Create Sustainable Streams of Retirement Income   __________________________________________________________________     In theory, the buy and hold approach is the surest way to make your retirement dreams come true. The market goes up over time—always has, always will—but, of course, it’s not really that simple, because what happens in between kills your income machine. If you get a bad sequence of returns risk and are losing money just before retiring, just after retirement, or during retirement in a read more