There are plenty of jokes about giving a gift that keeps on giving; but seriously, an annuity is a gift that can keep on giving income for the rest of your valentine’s life!
What says I love you more than the security and simplicity of safe lifetime income**? Every time your spouse goes to the bank, writes a check or takes out their debit card, they will think of you. Alright, it might not be quite the romantic Hallmark moment that makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, but nothing says I love you more than a lifetime of…[continue reading below video]
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As Annuity Guys, we receive numerous phone calls from caring husbands trying to figure out if an annuity would be a good allocation in their portfolios for their wife’s benefit. Many of these gentlemen have been the investment managers for their families – and most of the time they tell us their spouse has little desire to take on the role of the family investment manager. So, they are looking for ways to help their spouse solve her retirement income concerns prior to her facing life without her valentine. Hence, for many couples, the simplicity of annuities creating an income stream that their widowed spouse cannot outlive and that doesn’t have to be managed on a routinely basis is the perfect answer – even if it is not just for valentine’s day!
If you feel an annuity is too practical of a gift, add a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers to spice it up. Just remember that long after the chocolates have been eaten and the flowers have wilted, the annuity will be the gift that keeps on giving.
Here is some Valentine’s Day fun reading.
Less Love Expected When It Comes To Spending This Valentine’s Day, Yet Easier Gift Ideas. Here’s Why.
by Nicole Leinbach-Reyhle at Forbes.com
While more couples are planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, the average American plans to spend $212 versus last year’s nearly $300, according to research by American Express. Still, with 81% of Americans likely to participate in what some refer to as a “Hallmark holiday,” according to the survey, Valentine’s Day delivers big business for retailers large and small. American Express found that among the top ways consumers are planning to “invest” in a significant other include:
- Surprising with unexpected gifts (42%)
- Regular date nights (39%)
- Romantic getaways (26%)
- Unplugging from technology (23%)
Keeping this in mind, while couples are still investing in each other, many believe what they are truly investing in is the hype of Valentine’s Day. This perception is becoming increasingly popular, withAmerican Express’s study also revealing that 35% of couples view Valentine’s Day “as more of a fun tradition rather than a monumental, or major occasion (vs. 33% in 2015), and only 28% of couples feel that it’s an important time to celebrate relationships – down 30% from last year (vs. 40% in 2015).” […Read More at Forbes]