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THREE WAYS TO HELP AMERICANS SAVE MORE FOR RETIREMENT

One in five Americans have absolutely nothing saved for retirement. That’s according to new data released in October by the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (IALC). Just as alarming as the number of nonexistent retirement accounts: More than half of Americans...

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Your Annuity Payout Options Explained

Many retirement investors use annuities for guaranteed income. But some find their annuity payout options to be confusing. There are a variety of methods to receive annuity income payments. With so many choices, it can be hard to decide what’s right for you. People...

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Why Fixed Annuities Will Be Strong Sellers Through 2018

Fixed annuity sales have bright prospects in the next five years, due in large part to anticipated strength in sales of income annuities and fixed index annuities, according to researcher Joseph E. Montminy. In fact, income annuity sales are on such a tear that “their...

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RETIREMENT EQUATION FOR STABILITY

Living comfortably in retirement is indeed possible. However, many Americans fail to develop a strategic plan that allows stability in their golden years to be reality. In fact, the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (IALC) commissioned data that found insights into...

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Here’s How The Gender Gap Applies To Retirement

Your golden years might be a little less golden if you’re a woman. In its 2016 study “Shortchanged in Retirement,” The National Institute on Retirement Security explored financial hardships facing employed women, women approaching retirement and retired women....

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A Simple Way to Get Guaranteed Income in Retirement

People crave guaranteed income in retirement, but they cringe at the mention of the word “annuity.” That disconnect can make it tough to ensure a steady flow of dollars in later life. One answer: Go with an annuity, but keep it simple. The appeal of lifetime income is...

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Annuities: Part I

In today’s volatile climate, investments seem to be wading in uncertain waters.  Even one-time solid choices like blue-chip stocks are swimming in rough seas.  Because of this, investors sometimes examine a myriad of possibilities to secure or help their money grow....

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A Guaranteed Income Source to Beat Your Investments

Recent research by retirement income expert and former U.S. Treasury Department official Mark Warshawsky shows that immediate annuities generally provide you with more lifetime income than you could get by following the take-out-4-percent-of-savings-a-year rule or a...

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