"Evaluate your options, understand your choices, and be flexible.”– Bill Broich One of the most significant pieces of financial legislation enacted in the last 50 years was The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, better known as "ERISA." ERISA was a direct response to the realization that most Americans did not have enough saved [...]
With current bankruptcy laws making it more difficult to qualify for debt relief on still available avenue could be the use of an annuity. In some states the income from an annuity payment is protected from creditors. Each state is different and many states have had these laws come under fire because of lawsuits. It is important to always ask for legal and tax advice when considering using an annuity as a protected asset.