Golden Retirement, LLC ("GR"), is the developer of the Go2Income website and the Savings2Income system for retirement income planning. The Go2Income website does not provide legal, tax or investment advice. We can refer you to an investment advisor trained in integrating Income Annuities into retirement portfolios.
GR's president and founder, Jerome (Jerry) Golden, has been recognized as one of the financial services industry's leading innovators, having played an important role in the creation and adoption of several major financial products over his career. Jerry also is CEO of Golden Retirement Advisors Inc., a registered investment advisor, and the 2Income Annuity Group, Inc., an insurance agency licensed for life insurance and annuities. Both companies are licensed in a limited number of states and will work with qualified independent agent - advisors in states where not licensed.
Jerry has been involved with annuities since an initial assignment as a young actuary to price an immediate annuity. He was impressed with the ability to match assets and liabilities, which benefitted both the purchaser and the insurer. He recognized the risk that insurers were taking because of the potential increase in lifespans, and the risk pooling purchasers were taking when buying an annuity. He watched the business become more competitive as additional companies created products, along with the movement to "new money" pricing, and more frequent pricing changes. He was responsible for some of the innovation and holds two patents regarding these types of annuities.
Jerry was president of the Income Management Strategies Division of MassMutual, where he developed the patented Retirement Management Account, described by Cerulli Associates (recognized experts in researching worldwide asset management and distribution trends) as the "quintessential managed account platform for retirement income.
As an executive vice president of AXA Equitable, he led development, management and marketing of the Accumulator Variable Annuity, which reached $15 billion in annual worldwide sales. With this innovation and others, Jerry has been called "the father of modern variable annuities."" Jerry has appeared on CNNfn, Fox News, and Bloomberg Radio, and he and his research have been featured in many leading financial publications, including Kiplinger's Retirement Report, Financial Planning, Investment News and others, as well as numerous consumer-oriented publications and daily newspapers. His proposal for Social Security reform appeared in Bloomberg News online.WATCH INTERVIEW WITH JERRY
Jerry Golden on Retirement
Jerry has written extensively about annuities specifically and retirement matters generally, and has been quoted and interviewed in major publications.
Jerry has published over 200 posts on Jerry Golden on Retirement, covering such topics as Social Security, retirement calculators, tax strategies, and income annuities. His article on defusing the tax bomb appeared on NextAvenue, NPR's website for people 50 and over.
Set out below are some of the most recent articles. Click here to search the blog for the topic you might find interesting.
Jerry Golden's Recent Articles
For all the saving and planning you do to prepare for retirement, there remain two questions that are impossible to answer about the strength of your plan: What will the stock market do during my retirement? Will I outlive my savings? A lot of planning expresses those risks like this: “Under our Monte Carlo analysis, […]
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A recent New York Times article discussed ways to improve your retirement with investments in low-cost index funds. While it’s hard to argue against lower-cost funds for your stock market investments, particularly if they outperform higher-cost actively managed funds, the planning for earning high investment returns should start long before you choose a fund. If […]
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News from the financial world has been confusing lately. Is the economy strong or about to bust? Is the inevitable recession close or still years off? What will the Fed do about interest rates? We do know that over the past eight months, interest rates have decreased. That helps homebuyers, and homeowners who are refinancing […]
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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. – George Bernard Shaw After four decades of inventing financial products that help people figure out how to retire comfortably, I am accustomed to the resistance these […]
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Is it true that retirement changes everything? No, not literally. But it does significantly change many aspects of your finances, and the more you understand your new situation, the more money you will have available to spend or save. How you set up retirement income to be taxed is complex — and a big part […]
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You may have read this article in Kiplinger’s online magazine, in which I explain how to earn maximum tax advantages from your investment in income annuities. I republish it here, slightly modified. Like most taxpayers, I am a fan of legally minimizing your income taxes. But I think — if you are retired or about […]
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How I Designed My Own Retirement Plan I have lots of experience in the insurance and retirement industries. While the knowledge gained in those experiences enables me to offer Go2Income’s unique retirement income planning solutions, it’s one thing to espouse a point of view, and quite another to put it into practice. With success. In […]
Over dinner with friends who live in the Northeast, they expressed concern about how the recent tax changes may increase their federal income taxes. They’re right to worry. New rules limit the amount of property and state income taxes that can be deducted – and they live in a high-tax state. Like everyone, I am […]
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The financial industry figured out how to improve saving before retirement, and 401(k) investors are taking advantage. The idea is simple: create an investment choice that allows you to “set it and forget it” until you retire. These options available in a 401(k) plan are called target date funds (TDF). If you elect a TDF […]
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You might think I sound presumptuous when I say that a new era in retirement planning has begun. But I plan to prove it to you. An innovative difference A new retirement planning method, available here, demonstrates that by properly allocating the smartest sources of income, you can create more income, with less market risk […]
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