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Archive | February 10, 2013

Indexed Annuities

Check out this video from CNBC on indexed annuities.  To learn more about annuities make to to visit Annuity Think Tank and Annuity123.  

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Generating Retirement Income

According to a recent article by Lee Conrad “Generating Retirement Income Still Eludes Many Advisors”, many advisors struggle to attract and serve baby boomer clients.  Retirees continue to invest in products in which they do not completely understand.  One of the most important tasks for an advisor is helping the client understand and become educated  Full Article…

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The Land of Lincoln may be sinking

“It’s the first real market indication that because of our fiscal condition, we couldn’t sell bonds” No those were not the words of the leader of Greece or Italy but the words Brian Battle, director of trading at Performance Trust Capital Partners in Chicago referring to his state’s retreat from issuing it’s 10 year General  Full Article…

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How to Understand the Greatest Benefit of Indexed Annuites

You know the greatest storyteller in history was a carpenter. Jesus told stories in parables so people so people could understand the complex.  So it is with one of the fastest growing products in this” Age of Safety” or New Normal as some analysts would call it. I never forget why the good Lord put  Full Article…

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Pensions Pan what Index Annuities Enamor

They say that an economist is someone who doesn’t have enough personality to become an actuary but in the case of actuaries who have worked with marketing geniuses at two of the leading sellers of indexed annuities this past year, either pension funds or commodity indices integrated into scintillating sellers at Security Benefit or Jackson  Full Article…

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Why doesn’t Morningstar cover Indexed Annuities

President Harry Truman once said to a trusted aide “Harry, if you can’t convince em, confuse em” For a President from the” show me “state of Missouri and the author of the “buck stops here”, an additional rating resource would make sense given the confusion of evaluating index annuities. Morningstar started in the early 80s  Full Article…

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Retirement Planning

One of the most popular vehicles used in planning for retirement, are the ones that are taxed deferred.  Some of the most commonly used taxed deferred vehicles are 401(k)’s, traditional IRA’s, Roth’s, and even annuities.  What makes these products so popular is the effect of triple compounding.  Triple compounding by definition pays interest on your  Full Article…

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