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IRA Annuity
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

What You Need To Know
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: https://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

IRA Holds Annuity
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

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

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U.S. News & World Report – Deferred Income Annuity Options

December 21, 2016

Here is a snippet from a very good U.S. News & World Report article by Jeff Brown on Deferred Income Annuities, also called Longevity Annuities. “Imagine if you could set aside $125,000 in retirement savings and have it produce more than $60,000 in annual income. Ordinarily it would take a lifetime of investing gains to… Read more

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. AnnuityAdvantage.com 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

2015 Barron’s Top 50 Annuities

June 25, 2015

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

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

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

2013 Barron’s Top 50 Annuities

June 17, 2013

Annuity companies are trying to make a comeback after years of struggling to remain financially sound under the cloud of low interest rates and high stock-market volatility. With annuity sales down 8.4% last year, to $211.8 billion, the lowest level since 2005, annuity providers are aggressively designing and marketing annuities that — like the low-cost… 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, AnnuityAdvantage.com 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, AnnuityAdvantage.com 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, AnnuityAdvantage.com 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 AnnuityAdvantage.com

December 22, 2008

Money magazine special annuity section contains information, quotes from popular consumer Web site AnnuityAdvantage.com. Medford, OR (PRWEB) December 22, 2008 — AnnuityAdvantage.com 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

Dummies Book Series Features AnnuityAdvantage.com in Recent Release

March 11, 2008

Beginner’s guide and new book “Annuities For Dummies”contains numerous references to popular consumer Web site AnnuityAdvantage.com. Medford, OR (PRWEB) March 11, 2008 — AnnuityAdvantage.com 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 AnnuityAdvantage.com’s Web… Read more

Bloomberg Businessweek – Retirement Made Complicated

September 23, 2007

Discussed in this new article from Bloomberg Businessweek titled, “Retirement Made Complicated” by Aaron Pressman; why equity-indexed annuities have a bad name and what investors need to know. In the piece, the AnnuityAdvantage.com website is referenced as a good information resource and comparison shopping tool for indexed annuities. Here are a few excerpts from the… Read more

The Christian Science Monitor – More Drawn to Annuities That Offer Safety with Stocks

August 22, 2005

AnnuityAdvantage.com CEO and Founder, Ken Nuss, extensively quoted in article from The Christian Science Monitor titled, “More drawn to annuities that offer safety with stocks” by Martin Skala. Here are some of the highlights… Can you link the returns on a savings instrument to the stock market and still call it a safe? Surprising as… Read more

FORTUNE Magazine – How an Annuity Can Protect You

July 11, 2005

In a recent article from FORTUNE Magazine titled, “How an Annuity Can Protect You” by Julia Boorstin, AnnuityAdvantage.com is referenced as a website worth visiting when comparison shopping to find an annuity with the most generous payout. Here are some of the highlights. When it comes to retirement planning, few investment vehicles generate the confusion annuities… Read more

Forbes Magazine – Guaranteed Returns

June 09, 2003

Check out this article from Forbes Magazine titled, “Guaranteed Returns” by Carrie Coolidge. In the piece, AnnuityAdvantage.com is referenced as a Source for the included annuity rate chart. Here are a few selections from the article for your review. Looking to lock in a guaranteed rate that beats CDs? Fixed-rate CD-like deferred annuities may be the… Read more