Quarantined, isolated and confused Today, I am sitting in my home, self-isolated, keeping a social distance away from the rest of the world, and I have a slight tickle in my throat. I am watching TV with one eye on the stock market as the Dow drops lower and lower, and with the other eye [...]
Annuity contracts allow for 10% of the account value to be withdrawn annually, this can be done all at one or more than once. If an annuity is used as an income stream, surrender penalties are waived. In the event of death almost always surrender penalties are waived for the beneficiary. In addition, most contracts allow for access to the account funds in the event of long term illness or terminal illness.
I am a “visual” type thinking person. So, I was thinking of ways to further describe the FIA, knowing that it's a different language. I have spoken this language for the better part of 18 years; realizing that sometimes in the communication of a different language, there is a loss of meaning and or interpretation. [...]
In 1994, amateur economist and investment manager William P. Bengen wrote his famous thesis about withdrawal rates from accumulated funds in calculating retirement income. Here is the link:http://www.retailinvestor.org/pdf/Bengen1.pdf Over the years and due to the financial meltdown of 2008, the amount of withdrawal has been reviewed by many planners as well as projecting economists. Recently [...]
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We haven’t seen anything in the past like what is on the verge of happening with the annuity industry. The time will come when annuities will provide the very basis of most financial plans. Why? The answer is simple, safety, security and freedom from risk.
Our product has evolved into the mainstream (or vice versa) of important retirement planning. It now offers guaranteed income riders that have changed the way retirement is planned. And yet, it was only ten years ago at a meeting in Des Moines when Sheryl Moore first suggested that a guaranteed income rider sitting on the [...]
8% really, can I actually be guaranteed 8%? I am sure you have seen the ads for these possible rates of returns. In fact, Google to word "Annuity" and feast your eyes on how much money you can earn by investing in an annuity. Wow, these are very high rates of interest when you consider [...]