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Secure, tax-friendly annuities popular retiree investment

Secure, tax-friendly annuities popular retiree investmentNews from BusinessDay.com.au: ASX-listed Challenger Ltd’s annuities business is proving popular with retirees. Challenger reported that its life annuity sales for the September quarter were $ 732 million, an increase of 31 per cent on the same quarter last year. The growth is right across the board, whether fixed term [...]

Secondary market annuities boast higher yields

Secondary market annuities boast higher yieldsNews from MarketWatch: In a world of low interest rates, secondary market annuities can provide higher yields and larger payouts than current new-issue annuity offerings. The secondary market annuity category is somewhat of a finite asset class with only 600 million to over a billion dollars of inventory typically available [...]

State pension board postpones decision on annuities

State pension board postpones decision on annuitiesNews from Indianapolis Star: State pension officials say they want more information from lawmakers before they consider abandoning a plan to privatize one part of a retirement plan for teachers and public employees. / JOE VITTI / The Star Written by Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com Indianapolis News Indianapolis Politics/Government Franklin [...]

Are annuities a good investment?

Are annuities a good investment?News from MSN Money: This post comes from Stacy Johnson at partner site Money Talks News. This week’s reader question concerns annuities. Sooner or later, you’ll probably encounter this unique type of investment, so if you’re not familiar with them, you should be. Hi, Stacy.Do you think annuities are the way [...]

Roth IRAs, Annuities and Your Retirement

Roth IRAs, Annuities and Your RetirementNews from Fox Business: Retirement planning can be a confusing, overwhelming experience. Today’s workers have many options for where to invest their retirement savings — from 401(k) plans to individual retirement accounts and annuities. Because options abound, it’s easy to become trapped in “analysis paralysis” and find yourself procrastinating instead [...]

Annuities: How To Find The Right One For You

Annuities: How To Find The Right One For YouNews from Investor’s Business Daily: BY CHRIS SEABURY Annuities are an excellent way to generate a lifetime income, save for retirement without the worry of market risk and leave something to your family or a favorite charity after you die. However, like many financial products, what was [...]

Selling Income Annuities on Greed, Not Fear

Selling Income Annuities on Greed, Not FearNews from Retirement Income Journal (subscription): We look forward to sharing this valuable article with you! Subscribers may Log In, below. Need to renew your subscription to Retirement Income Journal and RIJ Advisor? To start your renewal, log in, below, with your Username and Password. Not a member? Register [...]

Life insurance and annuities can protect people and businesses and provide …

Life insurance and annuities can protect people and businesses and provide …News from Cape Gazette: Life insurance and annuities can protect an individual, family and business as well as provide supplemental income. Life insurance and annuities are not what they used to be. These products have evolved and have functions that can be customized in [...]

Do annuities fit in a retirement plan?

Do annuities fit in a retirement plan?News from CNBC.com: Getting to Know Annuities Outlining what investors should know about annuities if they are looking for guaranteed income for life, with Jim Schlager, Moss Adams Wealth Advisors. Q: How does an investor know if they are buying an annuity that is right for them? (In other [...]

Annuities in an IRA

Annuities in an IRANews from Marietta Daily Journal: William G. Lako Jr.Business Columnist slideshow Opponents of having an annuity inside an IRA point to a simple fact that the IRA account is already tax deferred and say, “What’s the point?” Meanwhile, proponents state that annuities can add value and argue that the tax treatment is [...]