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Archive | February 12, 2013

Low Interest Rate Environments and Fixed-Rate Annuities

The misconception out there is that since we are currently at historic lows when talking about interest rates, that annuities are unattractive for people saving for retirement.  According to Tim Grant from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “With so much uncertainty in the markets in recent years, it’s not hard to see the appeal of a fixed  Full Article…


Retirement Checklist for 2013

It’s 2013 and the oldest of the baby boomer generation will turn 67.  Even though many are already retired, there are still a few still in the workforce and aren’t financially prepared to head out for good.  As the closing moments of the retirement decision and the last day are nearing, one should feel confident  Full Article…


What’s the absolute best annuity for Income Planning?

Is the annuity you are presenting to client’s the absolute best solution for your client?  Will it provide the highest guaranteed income payment based on their given scenario?  The answer is probably not.  We’ve found that a lot of Producers have found 1 or 2 or even 3 specific annuities and rolled with them for  Full Article…