Conservative Investors Have Reason to Cheer

For years they've been plagued by near-zero interest rates forcing them to look for gains in riskier places. Now that's changing.

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Low interest rates have hit conservative investors hard, especially pre-retirees and retirees. The name of the game in retirement is income. However, with interest rates hovering around zero for so long, creating real, substantial income — while maintaining a conservative position — has been a challenge, to put it lightly.

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Roger Ford, RFC, Investment Adviser
Founder & CEO, Conservative Financial Solutions

Roger Ford has 30 years of experience in retirement income planning. After receiving his formal education at the University of Cincinnati, Ford started his own business, Conservative Financial Solutions. He is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and obtained his certification through the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants. He actively holds Series 6, 63 and 65 licenses and is a licensed agent in life, accident and health and property and casualty insurance.