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Significantly Greater Income Potential Among Key Advantages of Tax-deferred Fixed Annuities, According to Experts at AnnuityAdvantage

April 07, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Safe, smart retirement planning means limiting fees and taxes while maximizing potential return and income. Tax-deferred fixed annuities provide a way to meet both of those goals. AnnuityAdvantage, (https://www.annuityadvantage.com) an industry-leading marketer of fixed annuities and associated resources, encourages investors to strongly consider this type of savings vehicle… Read more

MarketWatch – Comparing CDs and Annuities for Savers

April 02, 2014

Take a look at these excerpts from a MarketWatch article titled, “Comparing CDs and annuities for savers” by John Gerard Lewis. In the article, AnnuityAdvantage.com is referenced as a resource for current annuity rates. Most research and analysis on the relative merits of multi-year guarantee fixed annuities and bank certificate of deposits (CDs) are heavy… Read more

Annuities and the Payout Process

January 22, 2014

Planning for retirement requires making strategic financial moves now in order to pave a smooth road ahead for your future income needs. Purchasing an annuity is a great way to grow your money without getting taxed on the interest earnings as your annuity account value increases. With a non-qualified annuity, your earnings are only taxed… Read more

Historically Low Interest Rates on Bonds May Help Overall Economy — But They Undermine Income Potential for Retirees

December 23, 2013

MEDFORD, Ore., Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The abnormally low interest rates on bonds and other fixed income investments may be here for a very long time. That’s the word from the “Bond King” Bill Gross, CEO of PIMCO and world-renowned bond rate prognosticator. The effect of such low rates would be disastrous for the… Read more

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

November 11, 2013

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. Click HERE to continuing reading… Read more

Retirement Made Worry-Free: AnnuityAdvantage.com Outlines Top Five Features Near-Retirees Should Seek and Compare in Fixed Annuities

May 21, 2013

MEDFORD, Ore., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — For investors nearing retirement age, fixed annuities can provide a stable income source for many years. However, AnnuityAdvantage.com, a leading provider of online information in the annuities market, recommends taking the time to comparison shop before going all-in on a particular fixed annuity product. The company suggests that… Read more

Avoiding Market Vertigo: AnnuityAdvantage.com Warns Retirement Investors Against Heavy Rotation Into Equities

April 16, 2013

MEDFORD, Ore., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Some market analysts are predicting a so-called “Great Rotation” out of bonds and into stocks, while others believe that continual market uncertainty will lead to most investors staying put. In either case, the endgame may be less than ideal for those who have diligently and wisely saved for… Read more

Fixed Indexed Annuities: The Best of Both Worlds

April 15, 2013

Not that long ago, annuities were far simpler: Either you chose the safety of a fixed annuity, or elected to go for the riskier variable annuity. Now days, investors can choose from a far greater class of annuities — everything from immediate to deferred annuities, to book-value and market-value annuities. With such an explosion in… Read more

AnnuityAdvantage.com Debunks Three Top Annuity Myths

March 26, 2013

MEDFORD, Ore., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Annuities are a complicated topic, and it is no surprise that annuity consumers face an investment marketplace swirling with misconceptions. Unfortunately, rumors and myths about annuity options result in consumers not making the most of their funds, so AnnunityAdvantage.com is tackling three of the most common misconceptions. “Misinformation… Read more

Buyer Beware the Annuity Oversell: Find the Fixed Indexed Product That Works for You

February 25, 2013

MEDFORD, Ore., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Consumer interest in fixed index annuities has surged in the past few years, driven by the desire to avoid a volatile market plus the attraction of tax-deferred advantages and lifetime income. As a result, buyers have an abundance of FIA products with a potentially bewildering range of features… Read more