To Be Or Not To Be: What Is An Annuity?

A guarantee or a guess, which would you choose? Guarantees or a future guess, which would you choose? Annuities are annuities. The term annuity, when used as a noun, can mean two entirely different products. According to Investopedia, the definition of an annuity is: An annuity is a contractual financial product sold by financial institutions [...]

By |2020-04-15T21:20:42+00:00February 27th, 2019|Annuities|

5 Things Every Baby Boomer Needs To Know About Annuities

Baby Boomers can benefit from these myths and truths.   Myths and Truths about Annuities We all remember stories from our childhood which turned out to be nothing more than a myth.  There are several categories of these stories; of course, there is the truth, but also legends, folk tales, and superstitions. When it comes to [...]

By |2020-04-13T17:56:52+00:00February 24th, 2019|Annuities, Annuities 101|

Is An Annuity An Annuity, Or Is An Annuity An Egg?

When is an egg not an egg?   Often, we hear about annuities and how many fees are “hidden” within them. So why would anyone consider an annuity? Annuities come in 2different sizes, those sold by stockbrokers (variable annuity) and those sold by insurance agents (fixed annuities). Annuities sold by stockbrokers are security products, annuities [...]

By |2020-04-13T18:21:05+00:00January 31st, 2019|Annuities, home-mid|

Pros and Cons Of Variable Annuities

Having weathered the economic crisis in 2008 with most of their value intact, fixed rate annuities have become the standard for retirement savings. Variable annuities, on the other hand, try to accomplish more than that. Higher Risk investments may generate more income for the annuity holder, but this income can be reduced by the fees charged for maintenance of these accounts. In addition, if the market loses money, your account value decreases with it and fees still are charged on your variable annuity.

By |2020-04-16T19:38:46+00:00September 16th, 2014|Annuities|

Financial Advisors: Beware of Fees and Hidden Commissions

Ask yourself this: “ Is there anything about my financial professional or what he or she is recommending that guarantees my money will not participate in market losses?” Then ask yourself what I want my financial professional to do with my money. When I ask that question I usually get one answer: “I want it to grow and I want it to be safe.“

By |2020-04-14T18:44:09+00:00November 10th, 2013|Financial Planning|