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Archive | November 6, 2012

Life Insurance Think Tank Goes Live!

After Annuity Think Tank‘s wildly successful ability to attract both financial financial advisors and consumers to the site for unbiased annuity education, annuity research, and innovative annuity solutions, many people said we should do the same thing on the life insurance side.  We agreed, and we couldn’t think of a more appropriate name than Life  Full Article…

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Immediate Annuities May Benefit from Name Change

Financing retirement through annuities is the only way to guarantee income that will last through your lifetime. If they are so beneficial, why aren’t they more popular? Mary Beth Franklin of Investment News says that the simplest of annuity products, immediate annuities, may benefit from a name change. In her article, “Annuities suffer from a  Full Article…

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The Pension Ponzi Unravels as low rates Linger

A man tells his workmate excitedly: ‘I’ve just won the jackpot in the Zimbabwe lottery. They tell me that  if I hurry, I’ll have enough money to buy next week’s ticket”.  This continues to be the siren song for many of America’s pensioners who are being offered enticing lump sum buyback offers. This will continue  Full Article…

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The Truth about the Current Tax System

Earlier in the year before the country knew Romney was going to be the Republican candidate, there were a couple of different presidential prospects touting their ideas on ways to change the tax code.  There were advocates for both the fair tax and the flat tax plan.  Those underground political outcasts who have been preaching  Full Article…

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Post Election Investing Outlook

There appears to be a perception in markets that once this week’s key political events in the U.S. and China are over, uncertainty will be lifted and investors can get back to the ‘risk on’ trading environment that has prevailed in recent months. Don’t bet on it, strategists say.   They point to factors such  Full Article…

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