Hello and Welcome to our July 2018 Financial Planning and Capital Market Update!
If you are too busy to read, feel free to listen as we describe our post and thoughts in friendly podcast format.
Financial Planning Tip (s) –
Social Security – Taking Early
The general rules of Social Security are to wait until as long as you can. In our post here, and the chart below, may give pause to that thinking.
Many situations are different, deeming great thought and analysis needed before commencing OR delaying your Social Security Benefits.
Favorite Pension Benefit Option
Joint Survivor – As mentioned above in our Social Security review, situations vary. While our favorite options for Pensions is the 100% joint survivor –
- Less Changes in the future
- Straight forward
As mentioned in greater detail, in our post here, consider all options before making your final decision as this one is irrevocable !
Capital Market Comments
Turns Out, Over the Long Term Earnings do Drive Markets
With earnings booming and Capital Markets treading water, this chart caught our eye and in this post we discussed in greater detail current earnings AND the fact that over the longer term (see chart below) markets do EVENTUALLY react to earnings.
Have a Great Day – Talk to you at the end of August!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP