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5 Best Reads on Retirement

2014 was a big year in retirement news and research, from women’s retirement savings still lagging behind men’s to LGBT Baby Boomers and soon-to-be-retirees continuing to experience unique hurdles in preparing for retirement. In case you missed them, here are the top 5 stories and retirement news from 2014. Continue reading

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Red, White & Scammed: Q&A with Personal Finance Expert Ellie Kay

In today’s video blog, Ellie Kay answers your questions about whether some of the “opportunities” available to American consumers are in fact a good deal or just fiction. Continue reading

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Indexed Annuity Sales are Up, Complaints are Down

Despite the growth in indexed annuity sales, complaints against the product have significantly decreased since 2010, according to data recently released by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). What’s more, a recent LIMRA study found that 83% of indexed annuity buyers were satisfied with their annuity purchase, and five in six would recommend annuities to family and friends. Continue reading

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The Best of Both Worlds

One of the most common misconceptions about annuities is that to guarantee the monthly income payments you forego access to your principle in an emergency or to pass on as an inheritance. Continue reading

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Fixed Indexed Annuities: Getting Better With Age

According to a recent Reuters article “annuities are like flat-screen televisions. They keep getting better and cheaper. As baby boomers move into retirement, the insurance industry keeps improving the quality of retirement-focused products they sell.” This increased product quality is … Continue reading

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Does your retirement plan include guaranteed income?

In the face of market volatility, increasingly rare pensions, and a growing concern that they may outlive their retirement savings, consumers are desperate for sources of guaranteed income. As a result, many consumers are turning to annuities. Continue reading

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