Are you striking the right balance?

As consumers are nearing retirement, balancing financial risk in an ever-changing market can be challenging. And yet everyone has a different appetite for risk. If there’s rain in the forecast, some choose to bring an umbrella, while others take their chances. Consumers may take a similar approach when it comes to retirement planning; some might be more comfortable with market-related risk, while others prefer financial vehicles with less exposure to market risk.

No matter where you fall on the risk spectrum, a financial professional can help ensure your retirement portfolio matches both your goals and comfort level. Use the calculator below to determine your current balance with risk.

Step 1:

Set your ideal 'no market risk' percentage

Step 2:

Enter your 'no market risk' assets

Enter the value for each of the following financial product categories.

Step 3:

Enter your 'market risk' assets


Your Results:

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Risk Breakdown

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Category Breakdown

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Sammons Financial® is the marketing name for Sammons® Financial Group, Inc.’s member companies, including Midland National® Life Insurance Company. Annuities and life insurance are issued by, and product guarantees are solely the responsibility of, Midland National Life Insurance Company.

Fixed index annuities are not a direct investment in the stock market. They are long term insurance products with guarantees backed by the issuing company. They provide the potential for interest to be credited based in part on the performance of specific indices, without the risk of loss of premium due to market downturns or fluctuation. Although fixed index annuities guarantee no loss of premium due to market downturns, deductions from your accumulation value for additional optional benefit riders or strategy fees associated with allocations to enhanced crediting methods could exceed interest credited to the accumulation value, which would result in loss of premium. They may not be appropriate for all clients. Interest credits to a fixed index annuity will not mirror the actual performance of the relevant index.

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