Frequently Asked Questions
Here we've compiled our most frequently asked questions
Fixed Indexed Annuities which are also referred to as FIA's are long term tax-deferred structured investment products offered by insurance companies. Account values are protected against market risk and losses, but FIA's have the opportunity to earn a market linked return for investors that is based on the performance of an underlying index. Fixed Index Annuities may also have lifetime income features as well for investors that are concerned with mitigating longevity risk. Learn more about Annuities here.
There are many different options available to investors. At Knight Strategic Wealth, we recommend an approach that includes eliminating high interest debt, starting an emergency fund, and then maxing out your tax-advantaged accounts like 401(k)ks, IRAs, and 529 plans. We believe investors deserve a customized investment approach based on your specific risk profile and investing goals.
Investing in your 60's as you approach retirement requires a mindset shift. We believe it is important to get help from experts that specialize in working with aspiring and current retirees. For example, an investor that is approaching retirement may not be able to tolerate as much risk as an investor in their 20's or 30's. As time goes on, you want to make sure that you protect what you have saved while still positioning yourself for the growth you will need to make sure your portfolio lasts through your golden years. Click here to learn more about how we help people get ready for retirement.
Real estate can generate passive income and principal appreciation for long term minded investors. However, liquidity is not guaranteed, and managing a portfolio of rental properties can be risky and time consuming. Click here to learn more about our philosophy about investing for retirement.
We believe that sound investment advice remains the same regardless of "class" or net worth. Live within your means, set realistic goals, and make sure you save and invest over an extended period of time to let the power of compound interest go to work for you. Everybody should make sure to implement tax planning strategies while managing risk as well. A trained financial professional can help you understand the right approach for you.
Beginning on your journey as an investor can be exciting. Before getting started investors must determine what they are ultimately trying to accomplish. By first understanding your goals you can then put together a plan on how to fund them. Options for investors include stocks, bonds, annuities, mutual funds and ETFs. Take a look at our approach to investing here.
Making sure you pick the right Financial Advisor is an important part of planning for retirement. We believe you should pick a Fiduciary that is legally obligated to act in your best interest, experienced, and equipped with the right credentials. Make sure you research the company and Advisor that you choose. Lastly you should make sure that you like and trust your Advisor.