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Archive | February 2, 2013

Treasury Yields Rising, Annuity Rates Soon to Follow

One of the main indicators that drive how annuity companies price their products has seen a significant increase lately.  The 10-yr yield increasing to 2.02%, the highest since April 2012.  That’s up from a low 1.39% in July 24th of last year.  US treasuries are not what most insurers purchase to price their products, corporate bonds are.  However, treasuries are  Click to Continue

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Americans Are Poor Financial Planners

A recent report put out by the Corporation for Enterprise Development detailed some troubling facts regarding Americans and their financial planning capabilities.  The report found that nearly 44% of those Americans surveyed do not have the ability to cover the basic cost of living for more than three months if they lose their income source.    Click to Continue

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