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Archive | February 12, 2013

Hybrid Indexed Annuity Review

Although fixed indexed annuities have been around for approximately 20 years, the last few years they have seen wild growth in both sales and popularity.  In many respects, it was a perfect storm for the fixed indexed annuity as the 2008 financial meltdown quickly reminded baby boomers how important that safety is to their portfolio,  Click to Continue


Low Interest Rate Environments and Fixed-Rate Annuities

The misconception out there is that since we are currently at historic lows when talking about interest rates, that annuities are unattractive for people saving for retirement.  According to Tim Grant from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “With so much uncertainty in the markets in recent years, it’s not hard to see the appeal of a fixed  Click to Continue


Retirement Checklist for 2013

It’s 2013 and the oldest of the baby boomer generation will turn 67.  Even though many are already retired, there are still a few still in the workforce and aren’t financially prepared to head out for good.  As the closing moments of the retirement decision and the last day are nearing, one should feel confident  Click to Continue