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What Are Dividends? When considering the profit they make on stocks, many investors assess the gains they have obtained based on the appreciation of the stock on the open market or the gains they obtained after selling the stock for... Read more

Common Stock vs. Preferred Stock

Common Stock vs. Preferred Stock Common stock and preferred stock are the two main types of stocks that are sold by companies and traded among investors on the open market. Each type gives stockholders a partial ownership in the company... Read more

Bond Ladders

What Is a Bond Ladder? A bond ladder is a strategy involving the purchase of bonds that have staggering maturity dates. Instead of maturing all at once, the bonds mature in intervals. This may help a bondholder to be less... Read more

Annuity Taxes

How Are Annuities Taxed? One of the most attractive features of an annuity is its tax-deferred status. Generally, you won’t pay any income tax on the interest or earnings until you start taking withdrawals in retirement (age 59½ or later).... Read more

Latest Surveys Reveal Millions of Americans at Risk of Underestimating Retirement Income Needs, Outliving Their Retirement Savings

March 2014

MEDFORD, Ore., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Many of the best-laid retirement savings plans fail to account for a basic statistical reality: half of Americans will live beyond their age group’s life expectancy. With this in mind, the need for... Read more

Nobody Wins the Waiting Game

September 2013

MEDFORD, Ore., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CEO and Founder of Ken Nuss understands why many people are hesitant to commit their money to a longer-term investment vehicle such as annuities. Interest rates have receded from the levels of... Read more Sales Experts Craft Tailored Product Packages Designed to Fit Any Need

August 2013

MEDFORD, Ore., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — is much more than an online annuity shopping service. With exhaustive research backing up every one of its diverse fixed annuity products, the company creates value for clients that competitor services simply... Read more

Are annuities worth it?

Does the financial format of an annuity fit your lifestyle? In the end, you have to decide for yourself whether the dependable income that results from buying an annuity is worth the cost. If it makes you feel good, do... Read more

Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making Any Investment

There are many questions that one must answer before deciding on an investment product, otherwise, funds could be put at significant risk or not best allocated to fulfill individualized needs and goals. Making investment decisions isn’t easy, especially if you... Read more

In an Uncertain Market, Variable Annuities Still Losing Ground to More Reliable and Increasingly Versatile Fixed Annuities

June 2013

MEDFORD, Ore., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In 2012, sales of annuities hit their lowest levels since 2005, dropping 8.4% from the prior year. Variable annuities, which entail investment risk, have accounted for a substantial portion of this decline. In... Read more