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First, let me tell you a little about me.

I’m Craig Colley from Chicago, Illinois. I moved to California in 1977. I am married, have a remarkable son and daughter-in-law and four incredible grandkids. I have the privilege of getting up every morning and do my best to make a positive difference in someone's life. 

I love what I do and believe it is one of the main reasons why I'm here on God's green earth. (Although they call it blue from space). I started my business back in 1981 and through the years my company has evolved into what it is today.

I primarily work with risk-averse individuals, music professionals and business owners who are looking properly insure themselves and their families. I also advise strategies to create and receive a steady income stream after retirement and maximize their Medicare and social security benefits. 

My focus, specialty and passion is helping people that are nearing retirement in the next 5 to 10 years (or recently retired) with these common issues most people face... 

Retirement Anxiety: Have I saved enough money to live comfortably for the rest of my life?  

Social Security Stress: When to take my benefit? What are my options?

Medicare Health Plan Dilemma: What age, plan and carrier? What are the costs?

Long Term Care Quandary: It costs too much but I know I’ll probably need it? How can I afford it and am I healthy enough to qualify?

Market Volatility Risks: What are the available options to help protect me from a highly volatile stock market? How do I keep up with inflation over a potential 20-30 year retirement?

401(k) Rollover:  How do I rollover my 401(k) when I retire? Can I reallocate some or all of my 401(k) now?

Annuity Apprehension:  Are annuities a good deal or bad deal? I have heard they are what social security and pensions are based on. I like those so how can they be bad?

Do I still need Life insurance? Do I keep or cancel my plan or start a new one? Should it be Term, Whole or Universal life?

To assist you with these questions I have designed this website to be an extensive free resource for you, your family and possibly your business as well.

I have posted many articles addressing these topics.
Below are a few samples to check out:

Medicare Update: What to do about Annoying Medicare Marketing Vultures
(LISTEN - Audio transcript from video)  In this vlog I share my opinion on the Medicare Marketing Vultures that surface[...]
Medicare Update: Make a List of Your Prescriptions For AEP Annual Election Period
(LISTEN - Audio transcript from video) This is another Medicare Update on the importance of making a list of your prescriptions.[...]
8 Tips for Self-Care When You Have Cancer
(LISTEN - Audio transcript from video) A cancer diagnosis tends to dominate all aspects of our lives. From tests, waiting for[...]
Medicare Update 2022 Plan B Rate & Deduction Increases
(LISTEN - Audio transcript from video) Today I’m talking about Medicare rate and Part B deductible changes for 2022.  So what does[...]
Medicare AEP Annual Election Period
(LISTEN - Audio transcript from video)Your mailbox is full, the TV ads are running and endless Facebook and Instagram ads[...]
Protect Yourself from Free Mask Offer for Medicare Number Scam
As a AHIP Certified Medicare Advisor I was notified by the medicare.gov regarding this Scam Alert and now I am[...]
Is the Coronavirus infecting your money?
This might be the time to look at finally diversifying a portion of your portfolio into something safe. My clients[...]
Annuities are coming to 401(k)s
The SECURE ACT will make it possible for employer-sponsored plans to add insurance products to their retirement plans.The SECURE ACT[...]
Protect Yourself from Social Security Scams
As a certified Social Security Advisor I was notified by the Social Security Administration regarding this Scam Alert and now[...]
3 Drawbacks to Early Retirement
Being early can be considered a virtue. Just think of some of the proverbs that we’ve all heard hundreds of[...]
Misconceptions That Could Derail Your Retirement
It’s hard enough to prepare for retirement when you’re working with correct information. Factor in the misconceptions that are out[...]
The Secure Act of 2020
What Is the SECURE ACT?The Secure Act was signed into law December 20, 2019, and became effective January 1, 2020.[...]
More People Are Saving For Retirement, But Many Still Aren’t
More People Are Saving For Retirement, But Many Still Aren’t ​More people are saving more money for retirement than they[...]
How Much Cash Should I Keep in the Bank?
​How Much Cash Should I Keep in the Bank?Article from Tim Parker, Financial journalist clearly explains what the majority of Americans[...]
The 401(k): Robbing Americans for 40 Years Now
​Why the 40th birthday of the 401(k) is nothing to celebrateThis article from Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad (sold[...]
How to Stay North When the Market Goes South
Today I spoke with several clients and friends and most of them lost money in the market...again. So how do[...]
Color of Money Risk Analysis
The Color of Money Risk Analysis assesses your financial picture and provides a roadmap to your overall risk preferences. The[...]
Do I Need Life Insurance?
Life insurance has several purposes. Its most important function is to replace the earnings that would cease at the death[...]
Social Security for Married Couples
Social Security Claiming Strategies for Married Couples 1Deciding when to begin receiving Social Security benefits is a major financial issue for anyone[...]
Course Corrections to Consider
Retirement planning course corrections to consider4It’s no secret that millions of Americans are approaching their retirement years with meager savings[...]
Get a Bigger Social Security Benefit
How to Get a Bigger Social Security Retirement Benefit  1Many people decide to begin receiving early Social Security retirement benefits. In[...]
How Earnings Affect Social Security
How Earnings Affect Social Security 1If you begin to receive Social Security retirement (or survivor's) benefits before you reach full[...]
Bridging the Gap
Resolving Projected Income Shortfalls: Bridging the Gap  1 What is a projected income shortfall?When you determine your retirement income needs,[...]
Which Birthdays Are Financial Milestones?
Quiz: Which Birthdays Are Financial Milestones?  4When it comes to your finances, some birthdays are more important than others. Take[...]
Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft
Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft  1 Whether they're snatching your purse, diving into your dumpster, stealing your mail, or hacking[...]
Handling Market Volatility
Conventional wisdom says that what goes up must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal[...]
Alternatives to Safeguard Your Money from Recent Market Crash
After the most recent major correction in the stock market, there is a safe alternative to seriously consider; Fixed-Indexed Annuities.[...]
Focus on Women’s Needs
How different are we?Studies reveal stark differences when making financial decisions.Women have different needs than men when it comes to[...]

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