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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Placing an annuity in an IRA may not be, as some say, like wearing a raincoat indoors

April 18, 2017

Should you buy an annuity within a traditional IRA? That’s the topic of discussion in a recently published story by Tim Grant of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In the article, AnnuityAdvantage Founder and CEO, Ken Nuss, is quoted extensively. Here are a few snippets: “…many financial advisers say it makes little sense to hold an annuity… Read more

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FOXBusiness – What Rising Interest Rates Mean for Annuities

April 13, 2017

The following are excerpts from a FOXBusiness article titled, “What Rising Interest Rates Mean for Annuities,” by Casey Dowd. “Annuities can serve to be an important leg in your retirement portfolio no matter what the current interest rates are. It is difficult to determine the perfect time to invest in an annuity, but with a… Read more

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ThinkAdvisor – Consider Fixed Annuities for Your Client’s Fixed-Income Portfolio

April 05, 2017

The following article by Ken Nuss, AnnuityAdvantage CEO and Founder, was published by ThinkAdvisor on April 5, 2017. To view the original version on the ThinkAdvisor website, visit: http://www.thinkadvisor.com/2017/04/05/consider-fixed-annuities-for-your-clients-fixed-in ### When interest rates rise, owning a fixed annuity may be safer for clients than investing in a bond fund, the author says. While most experienced agents… Read more

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Article Takes on Myth that Annuities Don’t Belong in IRAs

April 05, 2017

AnnuityAdvantage CEO covers when an annuity makes sense in your retirement account in Yonkers Tribune MEDFORD, OR–(Marketwired – April 05, 2017) – Buying an annuity within your IRA or Roth IRA can be a smart move according to a recent article in the Yonkers Tribune. “Despite the conventional wisdom, it often makes perfect sense to… Read more

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Kiplinger’s Retirement Report – RMD Tips: When Your IRA Holds an Annuity

March 24, 2017

Here are some excerpts from a recent Kiplinger’s Retirement Report story titled, “RMD Tips: When Your IRA Holds an Annuity,” by Rachel L. Sheedy. AnnuityAdvantage CEO and Founder, Ken Nuss, is quoted in the article. “Annuities have a reputation for being complex products, and dealing with IRA required minimum distributions isn’t always a walk in the… Read more

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U.S. News & World Report – Include Longevity Planning in Your Retirement Strategy

March 07, 2017

The following are excerpts from a U.S. News & World Report story titled, “Include Longevity Planning in Your Retirement Strategy,” by Rebecca Lake. AnnuityAdvantage CEO and Founder, Ken Nuss, is quoted in the article. “As people are living longer than ever before, it’s essential that they plan on their money lasting longer as well. Average… Read more

TheStreet – Too Good to Be True? Six Realities Financial Advisers Need to Know About Index Annuities

March 04, 2017

AnnuityAdvantage Founder and CEO, Ken Nuss, quoted in recent TheStreet article by Brian O’Connell. Here are a few snippets for your review: “The Dow Jones Industrial Average is at record highs, stretching almost toward 22,000 on Monday, February 27, and financial advisors may be starting to mull over ways to protect clients if the stock market,… Read more

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A Way to Get Some Stock-Market Upside without Any Downside

March 02, 2017

Fixed indexed annuities are complex financial products offering a way to protect principal while still getting growth. With the stock market seeming to reach new highs almost daily, investors face a quandary. They want to profit if the market stays strong. But many, especially older Americans, also fear the market is due for a major… Read more

U.S. News & World Report – Fixed Annuities Versus Bonds

February 07, 2017

Here’s an excerpt from a recent U.S. News & World Report article by Rebecca Lake outlining the pros and cons of fixed annuities compared to bonds for producing retirement income. “Fixed annuities and bonds are designed to help investors fill income gaps in their retirement plan. When ranking pre-retirees’ biggest investment stressors, running out of… Read more

Rising Annuity Rates Benefit Retirement Portfolios, AnnuityAdvantage Data Reveals

February 01, 2017

A good substitute for bonds and CDs, offering safe income without most of their drawbacks MEDFORD, OR–(Marketwired – February 01, 2017) – Annuity rates have gone up a bit recently, according to AnnuityAdvantage’s database of 290 fixed annuities from 35 insurers. They currently pay up to 3.40 percent for a 10-year annuity, up to 3.15… Read more