Tools and resources for a better,
more financially secure retirement.
We understand that planning to secure your financial future can be overwhelming, which is why we’ve simplified things for you. Browse through our articles to better understand the importance of home equity in a retirement plan, how different solutions work, and the various ways you can access your equity for a more secure future.
Healthy Aging: Age-Old Secrets for Keeping Young
If you were like a lot of kids growing up, you probably remember your parents telling you as you tried to wiggle out of your chores that “hard work never killed anyone.” Now we’re learning, not only will honest labor likely not kill you, it could very well extend your life. Indeed, if you’re looking […]Read More
The Complete Guide to Buying a Condo
Are you looking around your cavernous single-family spread and thinking, “Do I need this much space?” Once your family has flown the nest, there’s probably little reason to still keep the nest. Downsizing is a tried-and-true feature of retirement. As much as people maintain they want to “age in place,” many opt for less space. […]Read More
How Much Equity is in My Home?
When you first bought your house, the last thing you may have thought about was its potential as a vehicle to fund your retirement. Your home was simply a place to share with your spouse, raise your children, and enjoy your family. It has been a humble setting for some of the best moments of your […]Read More
Planning For Long Term Care and Why You Should Start Early
If you’re someone turning age 65 today, you have almost a 70 percent chance of needing some kind of long-term care or support services in your remaining years.* Long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet your health or personal care needs during a short or long period of time, which can help […]Read More
The Grandparents Scam: Don’t Fall for It
It’s a scam repeated hundreds of times throughout the day all across America, and it goes something like this: An elderly person living alone has finished dinner, cleaned and put away the dishes, and is about to sit down and enjoy her favorite television show, when the phone rings. Happy that someone is calling, she […]Read More
How to Make Your Money Last in Retirement
When you were saving for retirement, your goal was to accumulate as big a nest egg as possible. Now that you’re actually retired, it’s up to you to preserve and manage that money so it continues to serve your needs and goals through retirement. As a first step, inventory all your financial assets, such as […]Read More
How To Keep Your Mind Sharp
Have you misplaced your car keys lately? Did you have to be reminded of what you had for dinner last night? Are you a tad slower buzzing in when you play Jeopardy at home? It’s likely these little mental slips or cognitive delays are simply a natural part of the aging process. That said, there […]Read More
We’ll Be Right Back: The Top TV Show Reboots
At American Advisors Group, we care about all things related to retirement, and television is definitely included in that category. Like many others, we have noticed what feels like an increasing number of reboots or revivals of beloved television programs, bringing the characters and premises of these shows out of “retirement” and putting them in […]Read More
How the Biggest Names in Music History Entered Retirement
Rock stars, they’re just like us, right? Unless your day job takes you around the globe to perform in front of thousands of adoring fans day after day, maybe they are a little different than us. One experience that many of the world’s most famous musicians has in common with the rest of us, however, […]Read More
House Renovation Tips: Why It’s Time To Remodel
There comes a time in every home’s life when it needs a tuck here, a touch up there or a full makeover. But before moving ahead with your remodel, ask yourself, what’s really driving this urge to renovate? Why now? Are you doing it for vanity’s sake (you want to impress your relatives who will […]Read More