If Not a 60/40 Portfolio, Then What?

As the tried-and-true method struggles amid a weak bond market, strategies such as fixed-index annuities and buffer ETFs could help you weather difficult times.

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Bill Aldrich, CLU®
President, First Coast Financial Group

Bill Aldrich is president of First Coast Financial Group. He is a financial adviser and is insurance licensed in multiple states. Aldrich earned his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation and has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of North Florida. He got his start in the industry in 1986, working for a local financial services firm. He co-founded First Coast Financial Group in 2004 to focus on helping clients make informed financial decisions consistent with their goals for retirement, estate and business planning.