Most parts of life happen in a predictable way. Things like, how wealthy you are, how tall you are, or even market returns create a bell curve with most people being average and fewer people on the extremes. However, there are a few events in the financial world called black swan events, like the Great Depression, that don’t fit this pattern. Today, Paul and Anne find an article called “Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst” that unfortunately is encouraging people to buy annuities, but Paul thinks the message is valid: You have to learn how to build a financial foundation that isn’t fragile and that withstand a few years of bumps along the way in order to meet your goals. Listen along as Paul shares his insight on this topic and why just jumping into an annuity isn’t the solution.
Start relaxing about investing by scheduling a 15-minute call with one of our advisors here.