Variable annuities and fixed annuities are very different creatures. Fixed annuities earn a set rate of interest for a specific time period. Variable annuities invest your funds in separate accounts (sub accounts) that invest in securities such as stocks and bonds, etc. Each separate account will offer specific investment objectives, you select the accounts that will best help you reach your goal. Here are specific points to understand before investing in variable annuities.
The lingering question about the success of variable annuities as a sales vehicle is on the surface difficult to understand. By examining it closely and using the “new car” concept of selling, the focus is on the allure, the new paint, the transformation of us as drivers being behind the wheel and on it goes.
Watch out for the Fake News and those who spread it I know that many investors are not big annuity fans, but I also know that most annuity “haters” have been exposed to “fake news,” mostly via false advertising from stock guys who’ve lost business to modern annuities. I never recommend an annuity for [...]
There are both advantages and disadvantages to investing in Bonds and Bond Mutual Funds. The real reason for choosing which method actually depends on your personal situation and what you wish to accomplish. What are your goals?
There are numerous reasons for owning an annuity but the most often considered reason is using an annuity for income. Annuities possess a wonderful feature; an annuity will guarantee income for as long as a person wants, even for an entire lifetime. If you are considering exploring an annuity and are interested in getting an annuity quote, here are a few simple rules.
Be cautious of fees subtracted from your retirement funds, you could be the loser at retirement time. With the recent volatility in the stock markets worldwide, concern over the future of many people’s retirement accounts is at the forefront. Volatility, as defined in the stock market, means to many of us that sleeping well at [...]
Myths or facts, make sure your understand the difference Corporate media is mostly aligned against annuities. Could financial bias drive this demonization? Traditional financial institutions (Wall Street) spend vast amounts of money advertising on corporate media properties. What is the truth about annuities? How can one product be so loved and vilified at the [...]
Financial planning can be a challenge, which is why it is always a good idea to enlist the expertise of a skilled personal financial planner, who can help you maximize your savings strategies. Here are some of the most common money management mistakes that you should avoid in order to achieve a more successful financial future.
If you are considering the purchase or if you already own a variable annuity make certain you fully understand how they work. Annuities can be a good decision and they can also be your worst nightmare. The difference depends on how the benefits of a variable annuity can benefit you Listed below are 10 things to fully understand before buying a variable annuity.
Variable annuities bring many advantages to the table for investors looking for a secure and high value investment, especially for those concerned about a steady post retirement income. But with a proliferation of annuity products and issuing insurance companies competing to catch the eye of retiree investors, it becomes a lot easier if you know what you want, and more importantly, if you know what questions you need to ask.