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Category: Immediate Annuities

2016 Barron’s Top 50 Annuities

June 29, 2016

The following are excerpts from a Barron’s article titled, “Top 50 Annuities for 2016,” by Karen Hube. is referenced as a Source for the article. Barron’s compiled a list of 50 of the most competitive, top-rated annuities as of the start of this month. We looked for products with high payouts or rates and… Read more

Life Annuities – An Annuity That Guarantees a Lifetime Income

If you are retired or nearing retirement, a life annuity should be a retirement income strategy that you give serious consideration. Life annuities are essentially a Single Premium Immediate Annuity (SPIA) with a lifetime payment option. They provide a dependable and secure stream of income payments that are guaranteed to continue for the rest of… Read more

Annuity Education: What Are Retirement Annuities?

When someone uses the term, Retirement Annuity, they are usually referring to a particular type of annuity product called a Single Premium Immediate Annuity (SPIA). For that reason, and for the purposes of this article, we will be using both terms interchangeably. First of all, you should understand what a retirement annuity is. Retirement annuities… Read more

Enhancing Retirement Income with Single Premium Immediate Annuities (SPIA)

An immediate annuity is one of the only products available to retirees that provide a guaranteed lifetime income. In other words, once you establish a life payout immediate annuity, the income payments last as long as you do and cannot be outlived. When initially learning about immediate annuities, many individuals first impression is that it… Read more

Researching Annuities and Obtaining Annuity Quotes

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

2015 Barron’s Top 50 Annuities

June 25, 2015

Following are selections from a Barron’s article titled, “The Best Annuities,” by Karen Hube. 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

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

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

Immediate Annuities Grow in Popularity for Providing Retirement Income to Baby Boomers

May 21, 2007

New online resources made available to assist retiring Baby Boomers. Many discover Immediate Annuities as the preferred financial tool for securing lifetime retirement income. Medford, OR (PRWEB) May 21, 2007 — announced today the availability of new online resources to assist the first wave of retiring Baby Boomers transition from retirement savings accumulation to… Read more