Achieving financial security in retirement has never been more challenging. The old “three-legged stool” of retirement that used to consist of 1) a company pension 2) Social Security benefits, and 3) individual savings, is now teetering on one and half legs. The guaranteed incomes of company pensions are a thing of the past, and many in the younger generations are not holding out much hope for Social Security. So now, the onus falls more squarely on individuals to create their own retirement income source that can generate a reliable income for their extended lifetimes.

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