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What Do I Need to Know About Annuities?

The goal of Annuity Watch USA is to educate the public on how annuities really work. This site dispels myths, explores nuances in annuity products and explains how annuities add to your retirement portfolio in plain English. We have provided a wealth of information, but every person’s financial situation is unique, so we always encourage those with specific questions to set up an appointment with one of our annuity experts.

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A Comprehensive SECURE Act Summary


The SECURE Act, or the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, was a recent bipartisan bill that was written into law December 20, 2019. The goal of this […]

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Compare the Best Annuity Companies


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn Unfortunately there is no hard and fast rule to use when choosing between the best annuity companies. But there are several factors that you may want […]

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How do annuities make money?


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn Annuities are popular retirement planning vehicles where a large principal payment is held with an insurance company. In exchange, the insurance company pays regular sums over […]

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Four Types of Annuities


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn If you’re looking for a solution that will help you avoid ever losing money, Dewitt & Dunn is here to help. Retirement portfolios suffered big losses […]

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Annuity Payout Rates


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn In our last article, we talked about growth guarantees that help maximize the income value of Fixed Index Annuities (FIA). With income in mind, let’s shift […]

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Annuity Growth Rate Guarantees


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn So far in our series on retirement annuities, we have discussed many aspects of annuities, especially the fixed index annuity. We have covered the four types […]

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Fixed Index Annuity Myths: Debunked


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn Many Americans worry that retirement will bring not leisure, but financial hardship. Unfortunately, their fears are valid. More than 25 million Americans aged 60+ are economically […]

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Fixed Annuity Sales Soar in 2016


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn Whether it’s on your mind or a far-away concept, retirement is somewhere on the horizon. Even if you plan to work forever or would rather not […]

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What You Need to Know About Annuities


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn With 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 […]

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3 Annuity Questions Answered


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn As millions of American move swiftly into their senior years, their focus turns to their financial condition and how to continue to live out their remaining […]

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What’s Wrong with Annuities?


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn Let’s just get it out in the open. Annuities have a reputation for being the bad boys of the investment world. And, not in a good, […]

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Should I buy an income annuity?


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn Investors closing in on retirement and looking to secure future income would do well to explore deferred income annuities. Indeed many are, as sales of these […]

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Taking the Hybrid Annuity Road


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn Security. Flexibility. Growth. In the world of retirement savings, vehicles with these features can be pure gold. Hybrid annuities feature each of these elements, and may […]

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5-Year Fixed Annuity at 3.35 Percent


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn Frustrated by money sitting around earning next to nothing? Thank goodness there’s now a smarter, short term 5-year option that beats the performance rates of money […]

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Real Estate Indexed Annuities


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn A real estate indexed annuity is a unique product that is tied to the Dow Jones Real Estate Index. The Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index […]

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Annuities as Income


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn If you are thinking about retirement, about to retire, or you’re retired and are concerned about your future finances, let me ask you a question. Suppose […]

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Understanding Immediate Annuities


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn Immediate annuities are the simplest type of annuities. You give the insurance company a sum of money, the premium, and they give you a payout each […]

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Understanding Fixed Annuities


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn Let’s clear up misconceptions and make understanding fixed annuities easier. A fixed annuity is a contract between you and an insurance company. You pay the insurance […]

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Understanding Annuities


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn Understanding annuities is not difficult once you understand that there are multiple types of annuities. There are essentially four major types of annuities – immediate, fixed, […]

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Safe Money and Annuities


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn In a recent article by Scott Burns titled “Best place for ‘safe money’ may be in CD-like annuities”, a reader had emailed the following question. “My […]

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No to Variable Annuities Says Suze Orman


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn Financial advisor, author, motivational speaker and television host Suze Orman shares her dislike of variable annuities in this short video. At AnnuityWatchUSA.com, we agree. Get the […]

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Should I Buy an Annuity?


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn On our DeWitt & Dunn Financial Services Radio Show, we are often asked “should I buy an annuity?” However, we cannot answer with certainly until we […]

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The Modern Day Annuity


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn The financial world has changed, no question. And, when it comes to annuities, this is a great thing! Insurance companies have listened to what consumers are […]

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Annuity Myths and Facts


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn At Annuity Watch USA, we specialize in helping individuals and families understand various retirement income planning options that can help them create a more secure feature. […]

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Learn About Annuities


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn To discuss whether a fixed income annuity may be an appropriate solution, contact us today. Let us do the work of navigating through the many companies and […]

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Is an Annuity Right for Me?


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn A question that we hear quite often around here is, “Is and annuity right for me?” That’s also a question we talk about in great depth […]

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Focus on cash flow during retirement


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn I recently came across a post on a large national newspaper’s blog talking about how investors should focus on generating cash flow during their retirement years. […]

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Fixed Index Annuities for Retirement


By Cathy DeWitt Dunn The popularity of annuities – especially fixed index annuities – with people planning for retirement is on the rise. Fixed index annuities take the best of what other […]

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