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Income for life: Eight things you may not know about annuities

Income for life: Eight things you may not know about annuitiesNews from The Globe and Mail: People are finally showing some curiosity about the annuity option for retirement planning. I’ve been writing about life annuities for years, but it was only with a column published here two weeks ago that readers began asking a lot [...]

Under the Hood: What You Need to Know About Annuities With GMIB Riders

Under the Hood: What You Need to Know About Annuities With GMIB RidersNews from ThinkAdvisor: 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 bottom of any article. January 2, 2015 Annuities with guaranteed income benefit riders [...]

5 answers every investor needs to know about annuities

5 answers every investor needs to know about annuitiesNews from LifeHealthPro: From Oct. 15-17 many of the major players in the annuity world will gather in Scottsdale, Ariz. at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa for the 2014 IMO Summit. I will provide live highlights from the conference. In the meantime, here you can find out more [...]

Annuities: What Everyone Should Know Before They Invest – DailyFinance

Annuities: What Everyone Should Know Before They Invest – DailyFinanceNews from Annuities: What Everyone Should Know Before They Invest – DailyFinance: Alamy Annuities are among the most controversial products in the investment world, with proponents and critics fiercely disagreeing about their benefits and limitations. Yet annuities are just another tool that investors have for financial [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Life Annuities

Everything You Need to Know About Life 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. “What in the world is a life annuity? If you’re already in the business [...]

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 [...]

What investors should know about annuities

What investors should know about annuitiesNews from Daytona Beach News-Journal: DAVID D. HOLLANDREAL MONEY Published: Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:30 a.m. Last Modified: Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 5:01 p.m. Over $ 200 billion goes into annuities each year. When used properly as part of an overall plan for retirement, they can be a [...]

5 things you should know about annuities

5 things you should know about annuitiesNews from newjerseynewsroom.com: Read this before signing on the dotted line BY ROBERT J. DIQUOLLO COMMENTARY Some investment firms and insurance companies are strong advocates of annuities as a guaranteed income source for retirement. While annuities can play a role in certain investor portfolios, in general, they are expensive [...]

Agents: Annuities safe, but know what you’re buying

Agents: Annuities safe, but know what you’re buyingNews from LubbockOnline.com: Education and an eagerness to ask questions regarding the purchase of investment products such as annuities is usually the best way to avoid misunderstandings and worries down the line, advise professionals who deal with the products daily. A recent story about a scam in Amarillo [...]

Annuities: What you should know

Annuities: What you should knowNews from TheStreet.com: By Eric Henderson COLUMBUS, Ohio (MainStreet) — The risk of outliving one’s retirement savings is growing. Increased life expectancies coupled with declines in the financial markets and home equity over the past few years have made it much more challenging for Americans to create adequate, lifelong income. In [...]