Must Know Information About Annuities

Annuities are amazing financial products. They let you kick back, relax, and stop worrying about your retirement savings. An insurance company takes over management of your funds, and guarantees a monthly income for life. But just because annuities are great products doesn’t mean all annuities are right for you. There are actually several different ways […]

Reasons People Aren’t Buying Annuities (And Why they Should)

Annuities are a way of investing your money so that you are guaranteed to receive a set income for the rest of your life. Many financial experts champion these financial products as a realistic portion of your retirement plan. However, many people who should be buying them aren’t opting to do so. Less than $200 billion of […]

The Impact of the American Taxpayer Relief Act On Your Retirement Savings

The fiscal crisis of 08’ brought a number of changes in our personal finance. Most importantly, retirement savings became a focal point of discussion. The most important regulation enacted by Congress since the fiscal cliff was the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 which was signed into law on January 2, 2013. The Act gives permanence to […]

Organizing For Your Retirement

After spending decades working day in and day out 30% of retirees consider Social Security to be their primary source of income. If you want to avoid that fate it’s important to begin planning as soon as possible. Believe it or not, planning for retirement on your first day of work is not too early to start.  The […]

Optimizing Your Pension Choices for Approaching Retirement

A recent Gallup poll determined that, 42% of low-income respondents will rely on Social Security and part-time work to help them through their “golden years”. Surviving on Social Security alone is difficult if not impossible but unfortunately many are relying on it. Overall, those nearing retirement age today, i.e.  50- to 59-year-old nonretirees still see Social […]

Annuities for Retirement

Why You Need An Annuity 1) Annuities Provide Tax Savings An annuity has numerous advantages. The first advantage is tax deferral on interest and capital gains which allows the principal to compound tax free and  can save you a lot of money.  There is no IRS reporting requirement until you actually make a withdrawal from […]

Getting the Best Annuity Rate

Choosing the right retirement plan is perhaps the most important decision you can make to ensure a secure retirement. However, it is evident that many people fail to adequately plan for their life after retirement. The old saying, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail” definately applies in this situation. One method of providing for […]