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5 Essentials For Early Retirement Planning

September 23, 2014

Who wouldn’t want to retire early and pursue their own goals and desires? The problem is that without sensible retirement planning it can be difficult to save up enough to retire at 65 and even harder to get to that point early. To help, here are five things you can do to help get yourself… Read more

The Value of Fixed Annuities and Why They Are So Popular

September 17, 2014

The trend of using fixed annuity products to create a secure retirement plan is catching on. Each quarter, year-by-year, the popularity of fixed annuities has increased and in-turn overall fixed annuity sales are on the rise. Fixed annuities are able to deliver a consistent stream of income over a long period of time and can… Read more

AnnuityAdvantage Encourages Younger Individuals to Consider Tax Benefits, Built-in Security of Fixed Annuities as Part of Retirement Planning

September 02, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Not long ago, people in their thirties and forties might have believed they were “too young” to purchase an annuity. That conventional wisdom is being brushed aside as more people under 50 add fixed annuities to their retirement income strategy. As a leading provider and information resource on… Read more

Don’t Buy Into the Anti-Annuity Hype

August 18, 2014

Retirement planning is crucial to secure wealth for the long run. With corporations pulling back on pension plans and matching 401k contributions, a retirement plan that includes a predictable stream of income is essential for one to live out their retirement years comfortably. One financial tool that can provide this is an annuity. However, one of today’s biggest hurdles for… Read more

AnnuityAdvantage Hails New Regulations From Treasury Department Giving Employees More Options for Retirement Income Planning

July 17, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Effective July 2, the Treasury Department has enacted new rules allowing employees to convert a portion of their IRA or 401k retirement funds into a qualifying deferred income annuity, officially designated as a Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract (QLAC). The rules say that the value of longevity annuities can… Read more

The Value of Annuities

July 16, 2014

Retirement can mean travel, new hobbies and interests, charitable giving and leaving a financial legacy for your family. But how do you ensure you have enough to live on when your paychecks end? Purchasing annuities can help give you the opportunity to make the transition into retirement easier and more affordable.  Annuitizing can provide lifetime… Read more

2014 Barron’s Top 50 Annuities

July 02, 2014

Investors planning for retirement want simple products with low fees. The insurance industry’s answer: deferred-income contracts. Insurance companies have a long history of conjuring up new types of annuities to suit changing market conditions, and once again they’ve proved to be the masters of reinvention. Their latest brainchild: the deferred-income annuity, which has seen explosive… Read more

AnnuityAdvantage Recognizes National Annuity Awareness Month with Eight Reasons to Consider Fixed Annuities

June 24, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — National Annuity Awareness Month is all about educating consumers. AnnuityAdvantage takes this aspect of its mission to heart; Founder Ken Nuss believes strongly that fixed annuities are the best and safest choice for retirement income security in uncertain times. The following are eight convincing arguments in his favor…. Read more

AnnuityAdvantage Celebrates 15 Years of Helping Retirees and Pre-retirees Make Informed Annuity Purchase Decisions, Enjoy Better Quality of Life

June 10, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Looking back at fifteen years of success stories, the Annuity Specialists at AnnuityAdvantage (http://www.annuityadvantage.com) have been witnesses to profound changes within the industry. Many of these changes stem from the revolutionary speed with which Internet and communications technology has quite literally redrawn the map of what’s possible. This… Read more

Deferred Income Annuities: Creating a Steady & Predictable Income Stream

May 05, 2014

Individuals are looking for ways to create and maintain a consistent source of income throughout their retirement years. What better way to achieve this than through deferred income annuities? For anyone nearing or in retirement and looking to create a predictable and guaranteed future income stream, utilizing a product like deferred income annuities can help… Read more