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Resolve to Find the Best Annuity in 2013: Offers Free Annuity Checkup

January 14, 2013

MEDFORD, Ore., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As the nation’s congressional leaders pushed through a last-minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff earlier this month, the new year appeared to be off to a rocky financial start. Artificially low interest rates manipulated by the Federal Reserve are still far from ideal for consumers saving for… Read more

2012 Barron’s Top 50 Annuities

June 05, 2012

The following are selections from a Barron’s article titled, “Top 50 Annuities,” by Karen Hube. The article contains quotes from AnnuityAdvantage’s own Senior Annuity Analyst, Debi Dieterich. Annuities, which are insurance contracts, come in many shapes and sizes. They include fixed-rate, in which the principal compounds at a pre-set rate; variable, in which the principal… Read more

CBS MoneyWatch – 7 Best Annuities to Guarantee Income for Life

December 08, 2009

Check out this article from CBS MoneyWatch titled, “7 Best Annuities to Guarantee Income for Life” by Kathy Kristof. In the piece, is referenced as a useful site for finding the best immediate annuities that meet individual needs. Here are a few snippets from the article. You probably don’t lie awake at night worrying… Read more

TheStreet – Variable Annuity Questions Answered

March 11, 2009

In this recent article from TheStreet titled, “Variable Annuity Questions Answered” by Melissa Gannon, CEO and Founder, Ken Nuss, is quoted regarding the confusion surrounding variable annuity guaranteed withdrawal benefit values. Here are a few excerpts from the article. Variable annuity holders that are best positioned during this extreme market downturn are those with:… Read more

Wall Street Journal – How Well Do You Know… Fixed Annuities?

March 02, 2009

Following are excerpts from a Wall Street Journal article titled, “How Well Do You Know… Fixed Annuities?” by Leslie Scism. In the article, is referenced as a resource for current annuity rates. Back before 2008’s cruel lessons about the stock market, many individual investors saw little reason to bone up on boring subjects like… Read more

Recent Money Magazine Special Section Features Information, Quotes from

December 22, 2008

Money magazine special annuity section contains information, quotes from popular consumer Web site Medford, OR (PRWEB) December 22, 2008 — announced today that the November 2008 issue of Money magazine features information and quotes provided by company Founder and CEO Ken Nuss in its “Is Your Retirement Plan on Target?” section. The National… Read more

Fixed Annuity Rates Outperform Similar-Termed Bank CD Rates in Today’s Economic Climate

September 25, 2008

Multi-year guaranteed fixed annuities have better interest rates than bank certificates of deposit (CDs) due to current economic conditions. Medford, OR (PRWEB) September 25, 2008 — announced today that, according to a comparison of bank CD rates published on, multi-year guaranteed (MYG) fixed annuities offer higher interest rates than traditional bank certificates of… Read more Responds to Dateline NBC Report ‘Tricks of the Trade’

April 21, 2008

Dateline NBC’s program on equity-indexed annuities did not offer an unbiased view of equity-indexed annuities, and encourages consumers to learn more about EIAs before discrediting them completely. Medford, OR (PRWEB) April 21, 2008 — On April 13, 2008, Dateline NBC aired a show called “Tricks of the Trade” that targeted equity-indexed annuities and the… Read more

Dummies Book Series Features in Recent Release

March 11, 2008

Beginner’s guide and new book “Annuities For Dummies”contains numerous references to popular consumer Web site Medford, OR (PRWEB) March 11, 2008 — announced today that the book Annuities For Dummies, written by Kerry Pechter and recently published by Wiley Publishing, Inc., features extensive annuity information and makes multiple positive mentions of’s Web… Read more

A Deferred Annuity Can Reduce Income Taxes on Social Security Benefits

January 10, 2008

Software shows how deferred annuities can reduce taxes on Social Security income while offering a safe, stable place to grow retirement savings. Medford, OR (PRWEB) January 10, 2008 — announced today that it has acquired software that can analyze an individual’s financial position and offer tax-savings recommendations. This new software pinpoints the tax-savings strategy… Read more