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Is the time right for income annuities?

Is the time right for income annuities?News from LifeHealthPro: This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, click the “Reprints” link at the top of any article. After years of being bashed by the mainstream media, some outlets are praising income annuities [...]

Eight reasons to consider fixed annuities

Eight reasons to consider fixed annuitiesNews from LifeHealthPro: This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, click the “Reprints” link at the top of any article. Reasons to consider annuities With National Annuity Awareness Month winding down, AnnuityAdvantage has released reasons consumers [...]

Using annuities to guarantee retirement income

Using annuities to guarantee retirement incomeNews from LifeHealthPro: This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, click the “Reprints” link at the top of any article. “As investors approach retirement, they often begin to look for products that do a better job [...]

Is The Time Right For Income Annuities?

Is The Time Right For Income Annuities?News from NASDAQ: You could say that Joseph Tomlinson practices what he preaches. When he took early retirement from an insurance company a number of years ago, he bought an income annuity to provide a guaranteed income stream. Along with some savings, it was meant to help cover his [...]

An Algorithm That Loves Annuities

An Algorithm That Loves AnnuitiesNews 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 now to [...]

Incapital Announces Appointment of Ken DiFrancesca to Annuities Team

Incapital Announces Appointment of Ken DiFrancesca to Annuities TeamNews from Annuity Outlook Magazine: Chicago & Boca Raton – June 23, 2014 –Incapital, a distributor of annuities, unit trusts, fixed income and structured investments, today announced that respected industry veteran Ken DiFrancesca has joined the firm as Managing Director. Ken will be responsible for expanding Incapital’s relationships with annuity [...]

Beware state premium taxes on annuities

Beware state premium taxes on annuitiesNews from InvestmentNews: (iStock) Don’t be alarmed, but did you know that a handful of states slap premium taxes on carriers for annuities — and that some of that expense is being passed onto clients? The practice has been ongoing for years, but it’s largely been taking place under clients’ [...]

Some annuities are to die for

Some annuities are to die forNews from MarketWatch: Shutterstock It’s an attractive idea to control your estate from the grave, The best solution for a guaranteed death benefit will always be life insurance. However, some people cannot pass the underwriting requirements or just don’t like life insurance for whatever reason. This is where some unique [...]

The Top 50 Annuities

The Top 50 AnnuitiesNews from Barron’s: June 21, 2014 Insurance companies have a long history of conjuring up new types of annuities to suit changing market conditions, and once again they’ve proved to be the masters of reinvention. Their latest brainchild: the deferred-income annuity, which has seen explosive growth since it was introduced three years [...]

Barron’s Recap: 50 Best Annuities

Barron’s Recap: 50 Best AnnuitiesNews from Benzinga: This weekend in Barron’s online: an exclusive ranking of the best annuities, alternatives to junk bonds, as well as the prospects for Apache, Pier 1 Imports and more. Cover Story “Top 50 Annuities” by Karen Hube. Investors planning for retirement want simple products with low fees, says this [...]