Tag Archives: Wendy Waugaman

The Future of Social Security

A new government report says Social Security reserves could be exhausted by 2033. You can read more about the report in a Wall Street Journal article from Monday. We’ve seen concerns about the future of Social Security for years, and this report doesn’t exactly bring reassurance. It’s unclear if Social Security will support Americans’ retirement plans for the next generations in the way it has traditionally been used. So what does it all mean for consumers? Continue reading

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How Prepared are You for Retirement?

A recent report from the Insured Retirement Institute found that Boomers between the ages of 60-65 need advice about retirement income. Some of the statistics are alarming. Continue reading

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Wendy Waugman on CNBC’s Mad Money – Markets in Turmoil

Our own Wendy Waugaman of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co., discusses how to create jobs in the U.S. and how indexed annuities are one way you can find guaranteed income in this market on CNBC’s Mad Money.

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5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing an Indexed Annuity

Indexed annuities offer a unique and attractive blend of safety, growth potential, tax advantages, lifetime income and liquidity. But, it’s important to understand the terms of your individual contract. Here are some questions you can ask your insurance agent before signing on the dotted line. Continue reading

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Retirement Talk among Parents and Children Taboo

Planning for retirement is on the minds of parents and their children alike. But a new survey conducted for the IALC finds that adults are reluctant to talk about it. Continue reading

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It’s Time to Stop One-Sided Retirement Planning

Recent years have not been easy on Baby Boomers planning for retirement. In fact, a recent AP poll says 42% of Baby Boomers surveyed said they’d delayed retirement due to lost money in their retirement plans, personal investments or real estate during the recent economic meltdown. Continue reading

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