About Ed Hochard

Ed has over 33 years of success within the financial services industry. He proudly became an independent agent starting his firm, The Annuity Shop, in 2013. Realizing how vital it was to help this incredible generation of Baby Boomers have a long and prosperous retirement. Website: theannuityshopfl.com

Office: (321) 508-7128 | The Annuity Shop, LLC

What Are The Main Differences Between Annuities And Bonds?

"Both an annuity and a bond can assure you of a steady income when you retire. But these two instruments have some important differences. So it's crucial to know exactly how they differ before you decide which one to include in your portfolio." Ed Hochard Both annuities and bonds are popular with pre-retirees and retirees [...]

By |2021-06-04T18:25:10+00:00June 4th, 2021|Annuities, Bonds|

Can Buying An Annuity Help Younger People Who Are Still Working?

"Conventional financial wisdom says people should only purchase annuities shortly after they retire, around ages 65-75. But, conventional wisdom may not be right for everyone."- Ed Hochard In general, people tend to purchase an annuity product at retirement time or less than a year after they quit working. One reason for waiting is that it [...]

By |2021-05-25T19:16:56+00:00May 24th, 2021|Annuities, Estate Planning, Retirement Planning|

Common Mistakes People Make When They Consider Annuities

"Annuities can be useful tools for pre-retirees and retirees who seek a steady stream of guaranteed income when they no longer work. However, there are pitfalls of which potential annuity buyers must be aware."- Ed Hochard If you are pre-retiree or already retired, you may know that annuities can be excellent sources of extra income [...]

By |2021-04-22T16:08:43+00:00April 21st, 2021|Annuities, Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|