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NEW! Indexed Annuity Education Center Goes Live

Annuity123.com is pleased to unveil their new education center focused on explaining the pros and cons of Index Annuities that is fully accessible to anyone interested in learning the truth about these very unique products. Many Americans unfortunately don’t realize that the word “Annuity” is an umbrella term for a variety of different product types  Full Article…

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Global Atlantic Financial Group to Acquire Forethought

Global Atlantic Financial Group just announced that they have entered into an agreement to buy Forethought Financial Group.  The deal is expected to close in early 2014.  Global Atlantic Financial Group is the same entity that is in the process of purchasing the life division of AVIVA.  The transition will be seamless for current policy  Full Article…

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Major Annuity Carrier Gets Downgraded

A.M. Best Company, a leading ratings agency in the insurance and annuity marketplace, announced this week that it has downgraded its ratings for The Phoenix Companies, Inc. and its subsidiaries.  Not only did A.M. Best Company downgrade Phoenix on its financial strength rating, but it also lowered the rating for its issuer credit ratings.  Headquartered  Full Article…

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Rates and Caps are on the Rise

If you are classified as a senior or a baby boomer, then you most likely are familiar with the term annuity.  An annuity is an insurance product that is designed for your “safe money”, money which you can’t afford to lose.  There are four different types of annuities out there; traditional fixed annuities, fixed index  Full Article…

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Why Singles and Doubles Win the Retirement Game

If you spend any amount of time on the web, you will quickly notice the vast amount of information, blogs, videos, and articles about retirement that are making their way to the surface in rapid pace.  No doubt we are entering what could be described as the “Great Unknown” in terms of retirement.  Let me  Full Article…

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How the DOMA Decision Affects Retirement Income for Same-Sex Couples

When you and your same-sex partner heard that the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) because it was unconstitutional, you cheered this victory for your civil and relationship rights. You also discovered that if you were both married to each other, you could both benefit from over 1,100 federal benefits and  Full Article…

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Retirement Planning for Same-Sex Couples

June 26th, 2013 was a historic day for same-sex married couples in that these couples are now able to receive federal benefits thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. vs. Windsor. The federal government will now recognize valid marriages for same-sex married couples who live in the thirteen states (along with the District of  Full Article…

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