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Archive | February 17, 2013

How to gain confidence in a retirement strategy

A recent study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, only 14% of Americans are confident that their retirement plan are adequate for their lifetime income needs.  This means that there are 76% of Americans who are not confident with their current retirement game plan and thus need the help of a true retirement income expert  Click to Continue

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Unbiased Retirement Advice

Many investors are searching for a safe place to put their money and annuities are an attractive option.  Many retirees are not looking for the best return on their money, but guaranteed income.  Annuities may not provide the highest rate of return on your investment, but they can provide guaranteed income for life.   There  Click to Continue

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The Expert Gets the Worm

A successful Retirement Income Specialist must be the expert in retirement planning.  It is critical for the advisor to become an expert and continue to stay up to date on the products and services they sell.  If you do not fully understand the ins and outs of the products which you recommend and sell your  Click to Continue

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Protect Your Retirement Income From Attacks by Inflation and Devaluation

  There has been a lot of talk recently of the devaluation of the US Dollar and what it means to middle class Americans.  Since many retirees are living on a fixed income, spikes in inflation or the buying power of the dollar are big reasons for concern.  Here are a couple different takes on  Click to Continue

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El-Erian of PIMCO Weighs in Currency War and the Market

See video below for an interview on the Daily Ticker of El-Erian, the CEO of PIMCO. He speaks directly to the currency war that may happen and how it could play out.  He also discusses the “Wealth Effect” and “Animal Spirits.”    

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Why are your annuity prospecting attempts failing?

Many retirement income experts and annuity producers find themselves asking why their prospecting attempts are failing to generate the results they desire.  Many factors could be causing the failures in prospecting.  The main reason could simply be the delivery of your message.  In order to draw attention to a service or product, you must be  Click to Continue

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