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Fixed Annuity Rates – Four Benefits of Fixed Rate Annuities

January 09, 2016

There are many reasons why fixed rate annuity products have become such a popular retirement savings vehicle for retirees and pre-retirees seeking to secure a reliable and guaranteed supplemental income for their entire lifetime; here are just four of those reasons: 1) Competitive Interest Rates – Fixed rate annuities offer competitive interest rates, as well… Read more

Fixed Annuities – Finding the Highest Annuity Rates

January 08, 2016

If you’re exploring annuity options or considering the purchase of a fixed annuity, you’ll certainly want to do your homework. Annuity rates can vary dramatically from one annuity to the next. And, in addition to the stated annuity rate, the interest guarantee term and other product features should be thoroughly reviewed and understood before making… Read more

Researching Annuities and Obtaining Annuity Quotes

January 08, 2016

Doing research is integral when making any type of big purchase. You wouldn’t blindly purchase the first mortgage offered to you, or buy the first car that you see. Researching a product before buying helps to provide you with confidence that you are getting the best price and the best features that most appropriately meet… Read more

Using Online Annuity Calculators When Researching Annuities

January 08, 2016

Annuity calculators can be found all over the internet. Most insurance companies and online annuity marketers offer some version of an annuity calculator on their website. These online tools make it easier to approximate how much your annuity will be worth at a future date, or how much your guaranteed monthly income payments will be,… Read more

Understanding Annuities – Things to Consider Before Buying an Annuity

January 07, 2016

Annuities offer many options for retirees and pre-retirees to increase their retirement savings and guarantee retirement income that cannot be outlived. But all of those options can become confusing, and many people have difficulty understanding their annuity choices. The main reason for all the confusion: Annuities can be single premium or flexible premium; fixed or… Read more

2015 Barron’s Top 50 Annuities

June 25, 2015

Following are selections from a Barron’s article titled, “The Best Annuities,” by Karen Hube. AnnuityAdvantage.com is referenced as a Source for the article. Investors are realizing what academics have long preached: Fixed income annuities outshine all retirement income options. The appetite for guaranteed retirement income is reshaping the industry, and drawing investors away from the… Read more

AnnuityAdvantage Says: More Sales Records Falling in 2014 Means Next Year Poised to See Continued Growth in Fixed Indexed Annuities

December 16, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Following on the heels of a record-setting 2013, this year figures to enter the books as another strong sales period for indexed annuities. Despite a third quarter that saw an almost 9% decline from the previous quarter, overall sales for 2014 will easily pass $45 billion. The financial… Read more

Long Live Immediate Annuities: Latest Health Statistics Reveal Longer Life Expectancies, Argue for Retirement Income That Won’t Be Outlasted

October 28, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Running out of retirement income is the number one worry of retirees, and with people living longer than ever before, that worry is understandable. The annuities professionals at AnnuityAdvantage suggest that there’s no better time than now to consider immediate annuities as part of one’s retirement income solution…. Read more

Are Fixed Annuities a Key To Your Financial Future?

October 02, 2014

With the future of pensions up in the air, Social Security on thin ice and 401(k) fees causing concern, more and more people are turning to other types of financial products to secure their retirement.  What is another option? Fixed Annuities.  Unlike other retirement savings vehicles, fixed annuities are issued by insurance companies and are… Read more

AnnuityAdvantage Welcomes Positive Economic News for Fixed Annuities, Recommends Near Retirees Dive in to Robust Market

September 30, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — As of the second quarter, annuity sales as a whole have reached their highest level in three years. Meanwhile, fixed annuities, the specialty of AnnuityAdvantage, have hit sales numbers not seen in five years, according to data released by the Insured Retirement Institute. This surge is a result… Read more