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AARP Fixed Index Annuity Article Rebuttal

At Retirement Think Tank, we believe that education is key to making the best retirement planning decisions, so we are happy to see that an article just got published on Annuity123 giving a very detailed rebuttal to an article published on AARP that was overly negative towards fixed index annuities. In this AARP Fixed Index  Click to Continue

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Income Annuity Illustrations Are Showing High Demand in 2014

Cannex USA, which is a leader in compiling annuity data and annuity illustrations tools to the financial services industry, announced that income annuity illustrations have doubled over the past year. During the first quarter of 2014, the annuity database at Cannex received 240,000 illustrations, compared with 118,000 one year ago in 2013 (in regards to  Click to Continue

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Using Longevity Annuities in 401ks Just Got a Bit More Enticing

Longevity Annuity, aka deferred income annuity, aka longevity insurance is one of the fastest growing insurance vehicles in the country, and certainly the fastest growing annuity in 2014. And with the latest news today involving the Treasury Department announcement concerning annuities inside of 401(k) plans, these longevity annuities in 401ks are poised to help this  Click to Continue

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What is an “ANNUITY HATER”?

So just what is an “Annuity Hater” you ask?  To give you the basic answer, an Annuity Hater is someone (usually a financial advisor) that hates annuities usually because they simply don’t understand them.  More importantly, they usually don’t take the time to understand the different types of annuities, the real pros and cons, and  Click to Continue

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How Annuities Can Be Used To Protect The Disabled and Handicapped

Well this one strikes pretty close to home as our youngest brother Daniel was born with cerebral palsy and has been confined to a wheelchair since birth.  In fact, when I first read the great article that is discussed in this video below, I sent it along to my parents as I know they are  Click to Continue

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Don’t replace your Annuity until you watch this video!

Annuities have been around for ages (literally), and every 5 years or so, some new annuity feature always seems to be released as carriers find new ways to create benefits and innovate.  With these changes brings on the opportunity to “upgrade your annuity” to have some of the latest in annuity enhancements.  But of course,  Click to Continue

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