How We Help You Get There
Most people can only guess how long their retirement savings might need to last. Those who withdraw too much or live longer than expected could eventually run out of money; others may withdraw too little and live more frugally than might be necessary.
If you are concerned about the high costs of long-term care but don’t want to purchase traditional long-term care (LTC) insurance, you might consider two strategies that combine permanent life insurance coverage with long-term care benefits. Keep in mind that any payouts for covered LTC expenses reduce (and are usually limited to) the life insurance death benefit that would go to your heirs, and benefits can be much less than those of a traditional long-term care policy.
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) can offer a consistent income stream and help provide portfolio diversification. Considering these potential benefits, it may not be surprising that an estimated 80 million Americans own REITs in their retirement accounts and other investment funds.1 Of course, like all investments, REITs also have risks and downsides.