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The Evolution of Fixed Index Annuities

Monday, May 4th, 2015 and is filed under Annuity News, Retirement Income Annuities, Uncategorized

Evolution of Fixed Indexed Annuities (FIAs)In the world of retirement planning, Fixed Index Annuities or FIAs have grown up and weathered the storms of adolescence to become a well rounded and stable retirement income choice. A look at the history of these retirement income vehicles provide some key insights to how they have evolved to answer the income, growth, and legacy planning needs of millions of Americans. Read on to find out more about the beginnings of FIAs. Read More

What You Don’t Know About Equity Indexed Annuities Could Hurt You

Monday, April 28th, 2014 and is filed under Retirement Income Annuities, Uncategorized

In the past couple of decades, annuities have become more popular with financial advisors and retirees for retirement planning. In many cases, annuities can be a valued part of a well-diversified portfolio. However, there are also many characteristics of annuities that can make them undesirable or even hurtful in retirement planning. Annuities have evolved from simple pension replacement plans and CD alternative types of investments to include complicated investment vehicles that many advisors claim to deliver gains regardless of market performance. Often, it’s the claim of market returns without risk of loss that draws the prospective investor in for a closer look. Read More