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Pension Plan Sponsors Weigh Third Party Annuities

Pension Plan Sponsors Weigh Third Party AnnuitiesNews from Bloomberg BNA: Login to Your Bloomberg BNA Product Subscription ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual – Full Service ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual – Current Reports Only Accounting Policy & Practice Report Alternative Investment Law Report Antitrust & Trade Regulation Resource Center Banking Daily Banking Report Bankruptcy Law Resource Center Benefits Practice [...]

5 things to know about variable annuities

5 things to know about variable annuitiesNews from MarketWatch: By Mark Cortazzo Unlike many other investments, an annuity is a contract between the investor and the insurance company. There are about $ 1.7 trillion (i) in variable annuity contracts, yet many investors who own a variable annuity may have misconceptions about their investment. If you [...]

Hybrid annuities: What’s in a name?

Hybrid annuities: What’s in a name?News from LifeHealthPro: It’s a car. It’s a plant. It’s an annuity? Recently, there have been some very informative articles on LifeHealthPro addressing a newly created category of annuities called “hybrid.” If you have a computer and Google the word annuity, you already know that the hybrid craze has already [...]

Swapping stocks and annuities for travel and beer

Swapping stocks and annuities for travel and beerNews from Florida Times-Union: Bill Tabone spent much of his career as a stockbroker and financial wholesaler. He lost his job in the recession but has bounded back with Play Harder Tours, a business revolving around parties, travel and beer. He explained how he’s managed to pull that [...]

Legal & General buys annuities firm for $233 mln

Legal & General buys annuities firm for $ 233 mlnNews from Reuters: By Chris Vellacott LONDON, June 26 | Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:47am EDT LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – British insurer Legal & General Group Plc has moved to boost its retirement business with the 151 million pounds ($ 232.6 million) acquisition of a [...]

Smoothing out volatility using annuities

Smoothing out volatility using annuitiesNews from MarketWatch: Annuities can help smooth out the volatility within your portfolio during wild market swings, and possibly help you become a better investor. Some investors have no problem with volatile markets, but many of us need extra seat belts and guarantees for these unpredictable investment roller coaster rides. We [...]

Best place for ‘safe money’ may be in CD-like annuities

Best place for ‘safe money’ may be in CD-like annuitiesNews from The Tennessean: Reset your password Enter your email and we will send you a link to reset your password. Email Reset my password Cancel OK Resend Email You must have browser cookies enabled to view our site. It’s possible that your browser cookies are [...]

Annuities: Heading into summer 2013

Annuities: Heading into summer 2013News from LifeHealthPro: With some of the legislative sessions winding down, now is a good time to assess changes that need to be accounted for in the annuity business. From annuity disclosures to replacement requirements, and a variety of developments in between, legislative activity across the country continues to impact the [...]

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Variable Annuities

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Variable AnnuitiesNews from Investorplace.com:     Last year consumers purchased $ 200 billion in annuities. On top of that, there are currently $ 2-3 trillion in annuities already in force. With all the variations, options, riders and strategies available, it’s easy to feel lost. At Money Forever, we aim to [...]

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Variable Annuities

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Variable AnnuitiesNews from Gold Seek: By Dennis Miller Last year consumers purchased $ 200 billion in annuities. On top of that, there are currently $ 2-3 trillion in annuities already in force. With all the variations, options, riders and strategies available, it’s easy to feel lost. At Money Forever, [...]