Complimentary Dinner at Clyde's at Mark Center in Alexandria, VA

Maximizing Your Retirement Income & Surviving Market Volatility

Gain Control of Your Taxes, Income & Social Security Benefits in Retirement​

Event Details

Clyde’s at Mark Center
1700 N Beauregard St
Alexandria, VA 22311

Event Options:

– Clyde’s at Mark Center on December 7 at 6:00 p.m.

– Clyde’s at Mark Center on December 12 at 6:00 p.m.

Seating is limited. A complimentary meal will be served. There is no charge to attend!


First Course
Greens Salad: Baby greens, cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, croutons, roasted sunflower seeds, lemon-basil vinaigrette
Entrée Choices
Alaska Wild Coho Salmon: French green lentils, braised cippolini onions, sauteed spinach, red wine-mustard gastrique
Keystone Farms Roast 1/2 Chicken: cheddar grits, lacinato kale, salt roasted shallots, brown-butter chicken jus
Steak Frites* (GF): Linz Heritage Angus®️ 8-oz. NY strip steak, french fries, watercress, shallot-Dijon cream sauce

Cookie & Brownie Platter 

Do you have a strategy to help maximize your income in retirement and avoid outliving your savings? Join us for a complimentary meal and special presentation at Clyde’s at Mark Center while we discuss the following important topics for those in or nearing retirement:

  • Why today’s current economic environment may be one of the most challenging to retire and what to do about it.
  • The impact that proposed changes to tax laws, market volatility and rising inflation may have on your retirement income.¹
  • How you may be able to create guaranteed income in retirement and protect your savings from market volatility.*
  • Steps to help you reduce one of the biggest concerns of many Baby Boomers—running out of money in retirement.
  • Social Security timing and claiming strategies to help maximize your benefits.
  • Ways you may be able to lock-in historically low tax rates now, before proposed tax changes go into effect.¹
  • Planning for rising health care premiums that may cost the average retiree tens of thousands of dollars in retirement.²
  • How to help preserve your assets to create a lasting legacy for your loved ones.
  • Understanding potential risks that may derail your retirement and how you may be able to avoid them.
  • And MUCH more!

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Do you have a retirement income strategy in place?
Don’t miss this information-packed event!

Why attend?

This presentation combines two empowering elements:

Professional Insight

Live instruction from knowledgeable financial professionals in an engaging, easy-to-understand format.

Actionable Next Steps

An opportunity to receive a complimentary retirement snapshot analysis for your current retirement income plan.

Meet Your Host

Frederick Griffin, Chief Executive Officer, Silas & Ward Financial Group
Fred Griffin is the founder and CEO of Silas & Ward Financial Group. Successful entrepreneurial men in Fred’s family inspired him. His father, Edward Griffin, owned and operated several businesses. Edward’s father, Ward Griffin, and grandfather, Silas Griffin, influenced Fred to become financially independent. Silas was a Civil War veteran who is recognized at the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C.

Fred began his financial services career in 1994, winning American Family Insurance performance awards and becoming a top-performing financial advisor with MetLife Securities. Today, Fred offers strategies to help his clients prepare for retirement and leave a meaningful legacy. He also serves as an educator with the American Retirement Institute. One of Fred’s most inspiring business experiences was being a partner in The Versia Group, which he and his deceased partner and fraternity brother of Omega Psi Phi Inc., Galen Kimbrue, owned. Fred served as a board member of several non-profits, including Habitat for Humanity, the Retired Military Officer’s Association, BUILD/Washington, D.C., Mid-Tier Advocacy, and the Transition Zone.

His hobbies include gardening, karate, and yoga.

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*Guarantees provided by annuities are subject to the financial strength of the issuing insurance company; not guaranteed by any bank or the FDIC. Guaranteed lifetime income available through annuitization or the purchase of an optional lifetime income rider, a benefit for which an annual premium is charged.

The information contained herein is based on our understanding of current tax law. The tax and legislative information may be subject to change and different interpretations. We recommend that you seek professional legal advice for applicability to your personal situation.

By providing your information, you give consent to be contacted about the possible sale of an insurance or annuity product. Licensed Insurance Professional. Attend and learn how annuities and life insurance can be used in various stages of planning for retirement income. This presentation is not intended to be legal or tax advice. The presenter can provide information, but not advice related to social security benefits. Clients should seek guidance from the Social Security Administration regarding their particular situation. The presenter may be able to identify potential retirement income gaps and may introduce insurance products, such as an annuity, as a potential solution. We are not affiliated with any government agency.  Social Security benefit payout rates can and will change at the sole discretion of the Social Security Administration. For more information, please consult a local Social Security Administration office, or visit