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Our 7 Point Retirement Planning Checklist Has You Covered

Friday, June 16th, 2017 and is filed under Annuity News, Financial Planning Tips, Retirement Income Annuities, Videos

Do you have a retirement planning checklist that is up-to-date? Unfortunately, most people don’t, and what’s worse, they don’t even have a retirement plan in the first place. Here is our 7-point retirement planning checklist: Read More

Annuity Principal Protection Explained

Monday, March 27th, 2017 and is filed under Annuity News, Financial Planning Tips, Retirement Income Annuities

If you are like most investors, your retirement portfolio suffered big losses during the market crashes of 2000 and 2008, and you are looking for a solution that will help you avoid ever losing money like that again.

Stock market volatility drove investors to seek safety in principal protected investments. One of the most popular principal protected investments is the fixed index annuity. Read More

Multiple Retirement Accounts – Think Outside the 401k Box.

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 and is filed under Annuity News, Retirement Income Annuities

Though saving with a 401(K) is easy and you get a tax break, there is also something to the adage that it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Here are three good reasons to think outside the 401k box: Read More

Why is the stock market so high?

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 and is filed under Uncategorized

Why is the stock market so high?The stock market has been riding high as of late, but now may not be the best time to celebrate. There are numerous factors contributing to the stock market highs, so we’ll take a look at a few of them and answer the question, “why is the stock market so high?”

First, we can thank the bond market for the continued rise in the stock market. Bond yields are incredibly low. As of August 1st of 2016, daily treasury yield curve rates were 0.20% for a one-month note, 0.50% for a 1-year note, and 1.06% for a five-year note. What these low rates do is make stock dividends look more appealing. The average dividend for the S&P 500 stock index is around 2.1% which is almost double the percentage on a five-year treasury note. Therefore, investors are fleeing bonds and flocking to stocks as they seek higher returns. Read More

About Annuities – 7 Things You Need to Know

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 and is filed under Annuity News, Retirement Income Annuities, Uncategorized

About Annuities - 7 Things You Need to KnowWith the constant threat of stock market volatility, more and more people are looking for safety when it comes to a retirement income stream. Annuities can provide that safety. So let’s take a look at seven things you need to know about annuities and consider whether or not they make sense for your retirement income needs. Read More

Recession Survival Guide – 7 Tips to Prepare

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 and is filed under Annuity News, Financial Planning Tips, Retirement Income Annuities

Recession Survival GuideDespite the recent health of the economy, behind every blue sky is the potential for clouds. The economy swings in roundabouts, and what goes up must eventually come down. 2008’s economic downturn was one of the worst in recent years, wreaking havoc on the stock market and the job market alike. Whether you foresee another recession in the near future or you just want to be prepared for the worst should it arise, these seven tips for recession survival are essential to your financial well-being. Read More

Stock Market Sell-Off Turns Ugly

Monday, August 24th, 2015 and is filed under Annuity News, Uncategorized

Stock Market CrashThis past week the Dow saw its largest two-day drop since 2008, plunging 531 points as the sell-off turned ugly. Today the chaos continues with the Dow plummeting over 1000 points at the open. A variety of factors are converging that may be signaling a return to market volatility.

Here’s my quick take on what’s happening: Read More

Dow Tumbles 4% Over 3 Days – Stormy Weather Ahead

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 and is filed under Annuity News, Financial Planning Tips, Retirement Income Annuities

You wouldn’t wait to insure your house until after a storm, right? Well, it looks like we’re in for ANOTHER big stock market storm and it’s time to protect your assets now before it’s too late.

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This Week in Annuity News

Saturday, September 20th, 2014 and is filed under Annuity News, Retirement Income Annuities

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This Week in Annuity News

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 and is filed under Annuity News

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