Ben Kunes

Safe Money Retirement Group

Articles

Partially Retired? Here’s How to Navigate the Spending Transition

June 12, 2024

As households transition from full-time work to partial retirement, they often encounter an awkward and challenging ...

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QLACs are A Smart Strategy for Guaranteed Income in Retirement

May 24, 2024

As you approach retirement, one of the biggest concerns may be outliving your savings. After all, ...

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Addressing the Gender Gap in Retirement Savings

April 24, 2024

When it comes to planning for retirement, a notable gender gap exists that significantly affects women's ...

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What is Long-Term Care?

March 28, 2024

In the journey of life, there comes a stage where individuals may require assistance with daily ...

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Effective Tactics for Eliminating Credit Card Debt

February 20, 2024

Credit card debt can feel like an insurmountable mountain, looming over your finances and causing stress. ...

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Maximizing Your Retirement Lifespan

January 9, 2024

Retirement planning is a lifelong journey that demands meticulous consideration and preparation. While none of us ...

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Beyond the Stock Market

December 20, 2023

Finding Serenity in the Guaranteed Income of Annuities Considering retirement? Have you planned? But fear for ...

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Understanding Survivor Benefits in Social Security

November 27, 2023

Understanding the implications of Social Security benefits extends beyond individual planning; it's crucial to recognize how ...

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Unlocking a Comfortable Retirement  

October 25, 2023

The Annuity Advantage Retirement should be a golden chapter in your life—a period filled with peace, ...

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The Myth And Realities Of Your Average Rate Of Return

September 27, 2023

Unpacking the Intricacies of Rate of Return on Investments Regarding investment decisions, one question reigns supreme: ...

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Taxation of Annuities

August 29, 2023

Implications and Smart Strategies When it comes to retirement planning, annuities offer a sense of security, ...

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Unleashing the Power of Annuities

June 27, 2023

A Beginners Guide to Investment Options and Strategies With their promise of a steady, reliable income ...

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Riding the Wave of Financial Security: An Introduction to Annuity Riders

April 19, 2023

Annuity riders are optional features or benefits that can be added to an annuity contract, offering ...

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Investing in an Annuity: What You Need to Know

February 9, 2023

Saving for retirement is a critical part of your financial planning. Most people are familiar with ...

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The Annuity Guarantee: Safety and Security

September 7, 2022

Guarantees that allow you to sleep better at night An annuity is a contract sold by ...

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10,000 Baby Boomers Retire Each Day

January 30, 2021

10,000 new baby boomers retire each day. Think about it: Many people don’t get defined pension ...

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A Compelling Story: Fixed Index Annuities

July 21, 2020

How would you like to play poker where the casino told you they would guarantee you ...

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A Gold Watch And Lifetime Income

March 6, 2019

Pensions have evolved to self-directed retirement planning I grew up in steel country in Western Pennsylvania. ...

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A La Carte Planning Don't Be A Victim

March 26, 2023

A dangerous phenomenon is happening within the financial services industry. For years marketing gurus taught the ...

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A New Idea That Has Been With Us For Over 200 Years

August 14, 2019

“Only money left over after paying taxes can be spent. For the average person in the ...

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Ben Kunes

Safe Money Retirement Group

6657 Winding Creek Way

St. Louis, Missouri 63129

ben.kunes@retirevillage.com

(314) 740-6278

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