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Investment Planning

Got questions about your investments, or want to learn about making investments? Zing Credit Union offers free consultations for investment planning by appointment. Consultations may be held at any one of our branch locations.

For assistance in planning your investments for a brighter financial future, please contact:

Todd A. Dussex, CFP®
LPL Financial
Direct: 303-283-4746
Fax: 303-369-0876
E-Mail: [email protected]



Todd A.Dussex is a Certified Financial Planner Professional available at Zing Credit Union.  If you would like to speak to or meet with Todd, simply contact his office at 303-283-4746.  Todd offers a free, no obligation consultation to all members of Zing Credit Union.

Securities and advisory services are offered through LPL Financial (LPL), a registered investment advisor and broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC).  Insurance products are offered through LPL or its licensed affiliates. Zing Credit Union and Investment & Retirement Center located at Zing Credit Union are not registered as a broker-dealer or investment advisor. Registered representatives of LPL offer products and services using Investment & Retirement Center located at Zing Credit Union, and may also be employees of Zing Credit Union.  These products and services are being offered through LPL or its affiliates, which are separate entities from, and not affiliates of, Zing Credit Union or Investment & Retirement Center located at Zing Credit Union.  Securities and insurance offered through LPL or its affiliates are:


Not Insured by NCUA or Any Other Government Agency Not Credit Union Guaranteed Not Credit Union Deposits or Obligations May Lose Value

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The following is a short educational article that Todd has written for credit union members.

Risks to your Retirement Future

As Americans live longer, the task of managing money after retirement gets more complex. A retiree in his or her mid-60s typically has a different risk profile than an individual approaching 90. It may be helpful to look at various types of risk from the vantage point of how they affect retirees at different life stages. Here are four key risks to consider.

Risk 1

Investment Risk
Balancing risk and return takes on a different meaning for individuals as they age. A negative rate of return during the early years of retirement could leave an individual with a significantly smaller nest egg when compared with negative returns later in the retirement life cycle. Your financial advisor can help you craft an investment mix with the goal of smoothing out returns over the long term and increasing the chances that your assets will last throughout your lifetime.


Risk 3

Inflation Risk
Because younger retirees typically are planning for a time horizon of 20 years or more, it is important that their portfolios include a source of growth that is likely to exceed inflation over the long term. To complement this potential growth, many retirees rely on more conservative investments that may generate income and help to balance risk and potential return.


Risk 2

Longevity Risk
Withdrawing too much from a portfolio during the early years of retirement may heighten the chance of depleting your assets during your later years. For this reason, many financial advisors recommend limiting annual withdrawals to 5% or less of a portfolio’s value, adjusted for inflation, to make assets last as long as possible.



Risk 4

Health Care Risk
It is not unusual for medical costs to increase as retirees age, and it may be prudent to plan for these costs before the need is immediate. Pre-retirees and younger retirees may want to explore options for medical insurance that supplements Medicare, as well as long-term care insurance, to reduce the possibility of dipping into personal assets to finance illness- or accident-related expenses. Also, remember that those who retire before age 65 need to find an alternate source of medical insurance prior to becoming eligible for Medicare.


Reviewing these and other challenges associated with retirement planning with your financial advisor may increase your confidence that you have considered all scenarios. While it may not be possible to prepare for every situation, planning ahead may help you cope with financial issues that come your way.