My 4th Book – “Retirement Income Planning” is now available

My newest book, “Retirement Income Planning: The Baby Boomers Guide to Maximize Your Income and Make it Last” has been published and is now available for sale on Amazon.com Order  the PAPERBACK from Amazon here (SAVE 30% for the next 3 days @ only $6.97): www.MarksNewBook.com Order the KINDLE version here: KINDLE version You can watch the 60 second book trailer video below: all the best… Mark Here is Amazon’s book description:  Mark Orr has been a practicing Certified Financial Planner since July 2000. … Continue reading

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Bonds are DEAD money!‏

After you watch my video, please take a moment to read the background of its making right below. I just spent the past 3 days traveling to and attending an investment conference in Denver focused on “Alternative Investments”. There were some 300+ participants who ranged from wirehouse stockbrokers, independent Registered Investment Advisors, portfolio managers, hedge fund and private placement managers, etc. Alternative investments have a very broad definition, but most agree that they are “intended to protect capital in most … Continue reading

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Equifax Credit Breach

As you have most likely heard by now, on September 7th Equifax – one of the ‘Big Three’ credit bureaus in the United States – admitted that its own lax security practices had allowed hackers to steal the personal identities of 143 million US citizens.   From mid-May through July, hackers exploited a US website application vulnerability to steal people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and, in some cases, driver’s licenses numbers.   They also stole credit card numbers for … Continue reading

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What’s the #1 Concern in Retirement?

How do you replace your work paycheck? How can you make sure that your monthly income keeps up with inflation over the next 20-35 years or more? Many people want principal protection and income predictability. And nobody wants to OUTLIVE their money. Pensions, Social Security and certain guaranteed lifetime income annuities can provide the CORE income base. So income from your “market risk” investments must make up the rest. Investment returns can play a large part of how long your … Continue reading

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Purpose of Life

Pablo Picasso said something to the effect that “the meaning of life is to find your gift… and the purpose of life is to share it with others”.  Norma heard writer/speaker Roy Spence speak at her company’s conference and she shared the basic message with me. It made a great impression on me so I did a little more research on his philosophy.   I only wish someone had shared this mindset with me 30 years ago. And then I thought I would share my take on … Continue reading

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Save up to 70% on huge life insurance premium costs

I know most of you reading this BLOG post are not paying $20,000 – $50,000 or much more a year (for the rest of your lives) for a life insurance death benefit to protect your loved ones (perhaps a Special Needs child) or to fund estate taxes. I mostly made this video for CPAs and laywers… …. But I don’t have any idea WHO in your family or circle of friends may be committed to paying a lifetime of premiums and want to explore if there was a way they could … Continue reading

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Social Security changes online access

The Social Security Administration has made a small change in accessing your account online. Beginning June 10, 2017 the SSA will offer two methods to check the identification of Social Security account holders. In order to ensure better protection for the consumer, the account holder will need a “one-time code” to log into the system. They will require that you enter a personal “code” that will either be texted to your cell phone or emailed to your preferred email address. Originally, there … Continue reading

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