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Your Money: IRA payout confusion when more than one account, annuities, are …

Your Money: IRA payout confusion when more than one account, annuities, are …News from The Star-Ledger: Q. I recently transferred my IRA into two annuities. One pays me a set amount for five years. My plan is to not touch the money in the other annuity until the end of the five-year period. Will I [...]

Annuities more popular than industry thinks

Annuities more popular than industry thinksNews 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. The study’s findings suggest that producers need to consider a broader target profile for annuity prospects. [...]

Annuities more popular than industry thinks

Annuities more popular than industry thinksNews from BenefitsPro: 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. Consumers are potentially more interested in purchasing annuities than financial professionals think they are, a Genworth [...]

Fixed-rate annuities offer better rates than CDs

Fixed-rate annuities offer better rates than CDsNews from MarketWatch: Even with the markets continuing to set records, there’s still consumer demand for fixed-rate guarantees with principal protection. Most retirees and baby boomers are looking for contractual guarantees and benefits, which has given rise to over $ 200 billion in annual annuity sales. Unfortunately, too many [...]

Annuities: More cons than pros?

Annuities: More cons than pros?News from CNBC.com: Annuity pros Please don’t mistake my cautionary language for blind condemnation of all annuity products. Annuities come with benefits that often cannot be duplicated in any other investment. Immediate annuities are, in my opinion, the most useful of the suite. For Americans who will not be retiring with [...]

More than half of annuities non-advised in 2013

More than half of annuities non-advised in 2013News from FT Adviser: There has been a 61 per cent jump in the number of people that are going down the non-advised route to buy an annuity to date in 2013 compared to last year, emphasising the need for a more affordable advice model, new information suggests. [...]

‘Unisex’ annuities: men lose less income than feared

‘Unisex’ annuities: men lose less income than fearedNews from Telegraph.co.uk: Prudential’s latest annuity rates, announced today, are identical for men and women for the first time. The insurer seems to have “levelled up” women’s rates to the figure that men were getting, rather than allowing the two rates to “meet in the middle”. Previously, men [...]

Internet Searching for Insurance, Annuities Up More Than 60% in Six Years

Internet Searching for Insurance, Annuities Up More Than 60% in Six YearsNews from Credit Union Times: 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. The number of individuals who used the Internet [...]

Clients ask advisers about annuities more than any other product: Survey

Clients ask advisers about annuities more than any other product: SurveyNews from InvestmentNews: Clients are asking about annuities — and they’re doing it without any prompting from their financial advisers. Advertisement Annuities — sixth in a similar survey last year — soared to the top of the list as the most-asked-about product, supplanting Roth individual [...]

Smart Money: Invest Roth IRA in solid companies, rather than annuities

Smart Money: Invest Roth IRA in solid companies, rather than annuitiesNews from Ventura County Star: Dear Bruce: My financial adviser wants me to put both my wife’s and my Roth IRAs in variable annuities because the insurance company has a feature where the value cannot go below a certain level, even if the stock market [...]