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Your income-in-retirement guide: The Retirement Income Pyramid

About the Author

Brian Haney, Certified Income Specialist (CIS)

It might surprise you to know that this all began when I was 8 years old working with my father as a paper boy. Delivering newspapers 365 days a year to 72 houses at 5am each day, wasn't exactly every young boy’s dream. Beyond the meager amount of income it provided me, those 11 years were some of the most formative moments of my life.

College solidified for me my love of writing and communication. I love storytelling and wouldn't you know it but I end up graduating in only 3 years from Indiana University with a degree in Journalism!

However the Sports broadcaster I had hoped to become ended up as a career in Financial Services. Founding my firm, The Haney Company, with my father, brought things full circle, and while we don't deliver papers anymore, we do have the privilege of helping people achieve financial success. We empower people to live enriched lives and not be held captive by financial stress. I guess you could say I’m in the human transformation business.

This book is simply part of the legacy I hope to leave, one I hope can guide you into the retirement you've always dreamed about. 


The Retirement Income Pyramid

June 1st, 2020

There are really two options when it comes to retirement, either you choose it, or it chooses you. We can either plan well for retirement, be engaged in preparing for it and then make a sound choice about transitioning ourselves into no longer working…or we stop working because we are forced to for some reason (too old, too tired, get fired or forced out late in life, or are physically no longer able to handle it). Then comes the anxious question, "Well when I retire, how on earth do I pay myself?" This book will help you feel confident about embracing your retirement future. It was written with one goal in mind: Help you understand your options for paying yourself income when you retire.

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What Readers Are Saying

“If you’re like me, retirement planning may seem overwhelming at times. The Retirement Income Pyramid is an insightful guide that demystifies retirement and helps you get out of your own way in planning for your financial future.”

Irving Washington,
CEO, Online News Association

“Retirement is really all about lifetime income and risk management. Brian Haney understands this. He goes over each of the risks you will face in retirement and then shows the optimal way to mitigate those risks. He also breaks open many of the myths that lead far too many retirees down the wrong path. In retirement, you only get one chance to do it right. Brian does it the right way!”

Tom Hegna CLU, ChFC, CASL President,

“Many of us live our lives by design, rather than by default—we meticulously plan family vacations, research major purchases and strategically organize our spice drawers—yet when it comes to our personal finances, even the most thorough of us could use some help.  Why?  Most of us lack the time, interest or expertise to do our own financial planning.  In The Retirement Income Pyramid, Brian Haney outlines his unique approach to financial planning and the building blocks that can help an investor manage the risks and build sustainable wealth over time.  Like a pyramid, the key is a solid foundation and a little creative engineering!”

Brock T. Jolly, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CLTC, CASL®, CFBS®, RICP® The College Funding Coach


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308 Southwest Drive
Silver Spring, MD. 20901


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