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  • Stocks, Bonds and Annuities – How Much in Each?

    Stocks, Bonds and Annuities – How Much in Each?

    Eeny, meeny, miny, moe might have been a wonderful tool for making choices as a kid, but it is not a great way to select your retirement funding strategies. For those of you who have followed our blog for a while, you know that all financial advice and decisions should be based upon your individual needs and […]Read More »
  • Is it time to Hedge with Annuities or Trust the Market

    Is it time to Hedge with Annuities or Trust the Market

    Do you know that the greatest number of consecutive days the Dow has ended with a gain is only 13? Since 1950 the S&P 500 has been up about 53% of the time and down around 47%; up heads, down tails. We are not saying that your retirement has only a slightly better chance than a coin […]Read More »
  • Set It & Forget It Retirements Using MarketFree® Annuities

    Set It & Forget It Retirements Using MarketFree® Annuities

    Have you ever put a pizza in the oven only to discover you forgot the timer and your meal is burnt to a crisp? Wouldn’t it be nice to just throw it in the oven and know it will be just the way you like it without further attention to perfect timing? With pizza, maybe not. […]Read More »
  • Annuity Income Rider Abuse!

    Annuity Income Rider Abuse!

    If they tell you that your annuity has a "6%" guarantee most annuity purchasers believe that the 6% guarantee is in their real money - but it's not.Read More »
  • How Do You Turn Your 401k in to Retirement Income?

    How Do You Turn Your 401k in to Retirement Income?

    “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” While Benjamin Franklin was probably not referring to what he was going to do with his 401k when he retired, his words of wisdom ring true for our modern day retirees. Unfortunately, for most nearing retirement, establishing their income number is often the biggest stumbling […]Read More »
  • Is Your Advisor One Annuity Away From a Free Trip to Paris

    Is Your Advisor One Annuity Away From a Free Trip to Paris

    The best annuity… is it the one that is best for you to own or the best annuity for the agents benefit? Unfortunately, the client’s needs and an advisor’s product selection are not always in alignment for the client’s best interest. [continued below video] Video: Annuity Guys, Dick and Eric, examine some inherent conflicts of interest […]Read More »
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