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Every week, Annex Wealth Management will give you one thing you should do that may improve your financial well-being. We call it the “MoneyDo List.”This weeks’ “MoneyDo” is:
Potential Early Retirees: Consider What Health Insurance Option Will Help Bridge the Gap Until You Apply For Medicare

Are you thinking of retiring before 65?  Have you thought about what type of health insurance you’ll have to bridge the gap until you can apply for Medicare?


Spotify’s Losses Widen as Royalty Costs Pile Up

With more than 71 million premium subscribers, 159 million monthly active users and more than $4 billion in annual revenue, Spotify is the undisputed leader in the booming music streaming market. And yet, a look at the company’s financials revealed ahead of its upcoming listing at the New York Stock Exchange leads to one question: will music streaming ever be a profitable business?

Spotify generated €4.1 billion ($4.9 billion) in revenue last year, up 39 percent compared to 2016. However, the company’s expenses piled up almost as quickly, leading to a further increase in operating losses. Spotify spent more than €3.2 billion ($3.9 billion) on royalty and distribution costs related to content streaming last year, eating 79 percent of its revenues. Adding to that research and development, sales and marketing and general and administrative costs, Spotify’s operating loss amounted to €378 million ($453 million) in 2017.

Balancing revenues and licensing costs is a problem that all streaming providers face and one that might eventually give Apple a competitive edge over Spotify and its peers: Apple has a hugely profitable hardware business and billions of dollars to spend. As long as Apple Music supports hardware sales and helps to lock users into the Apple ecosystem, it probably doesn’t matter if it’s profitable. Spotify doesn’t have that luxury and will eventually have to figure out a way to keep royalty costs at bay.

Source: https://www.statista.com/chart/4894/spotify-revenue-vs-costs/


We’ll Cover:

• Your retirement savings are at risk – Failure to manage taxes and higher costs can leave you with less

• If you rollover or distribute your 401k or IRA incorrectly, it can cost you

• Withdrawing too much too soon can be deadly to a portfolio


• Understand your sustainable withdrawal rate

• Recognize important IRA milestones

March 29, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Butte des Morts Country Club

Complimentary Event | Reservation Required

April 10, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Annex Wealth Management Mequon Branch Office

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May 9, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Annex Wealth Management Lake Country Branch Office

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Annex Wealth Management informs and educates through its presence on local radio, hosting hour-long shows each week on Radio 620 WTMJ, Newstalk 1130 WISN, and Newstalk WHBY.

Know The Difference™ Minute: When You Talk Trade Imbalance, Consider Foreign Investment

Discussion of a “trade war” as a balance sheet of products in and products out should also factor in foreign investment. Annex Wealth Management’s Dave Spano explains.


How 401(K) Plans Have Changed The Way Americans Retire

Annex Wealth Management’s Tom Parks and Mark Beck discuss the impact 401(k) plans have had on how and when we retire.


What Exactly Does ERISA Fiduciary Consulting Offer Employers?

Annex Wealth Management’s Director of Retirement Plan Services Tom Parks talks how his team aids businesses in the complex world of employee retirement plans.



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Treasures Of Italy with Dave Spano – October 20, 2018 to November 1, 2018

Join Annex Wealth Management and WTMJ’s Dave Spano on this incredible tour of Italy.  You’ll be immersed in Italy’s historic cities, idyllic fishing villages, islands, lakes, and canals, heritage buildings, inspiring art, fabulous food and breathtaking scenery. Join us for this enchanting trip to Italy, with an extra night in Rome included. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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