Examine the different types of annuities and see if an annuity is the right fit for your retirement portfolio.

ROBO-Advisors Invade Retirement Planning: Hurray!

Robots have become a certainty for our future, they lower the cost of almost every sector of American Industry.  The chart below shows us how the cost of robots has dropped as the cost of human workers have increased.                           One sector gaining [...]

By | 2017-10-22T23:31:38+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Annuities|

Assumptions: Would You Bet Your Retirement On It?

The story goes like this: An economist and his friend are on a hike; dark clouds appear, and rain is certain. The friend says to the economist, “it looks like rain.” The economist looks at the dark sky and says, “well then, let’s assume we have an umbrella.” When you examine the economist’s remarks, it [...]

By | 2017-10-22T23:33:13+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Annuities|

Compare Variable Annuities With Fixed Indexed Annuities

  The category, annuity is a very broad term that covers two different types of actual products.  One is a security, the other is an insurance product.  There are numerous differences, this article will explain the details. There are two completely separate categories of annuities, their difference is like apples and oranges. Variable Annuities: Variable [...]

By | 2017-10-22T23:43:57+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Annuities|

Houston, we have a problem!

Today, August 29th, 2017, day 4 of Hurricane Harvey, I am sitting at my computer In Houston, Texas, safe and secure for the time being. At this point, I do not know what awaits my fellow Texans who have been directly affected by the destructive winds and flooding Hurricane Harvey has produced. Nobody does. Like [...]

By | 2017-10-23T00:04:43+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Annuities|

Two Basics You Must Know About Annuities

  Some people find annuities difficult to understand. This can be due to the many different types of annuities or the fact that they are so unique compared to other types of investments. People just haven’t encountered anything like them. However, if you need additional income for retirement, an annuity might be exactly what you [...]

By | 2017-10-23T00:08:55+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Annuities|

The Dreaded Four Fears Of Retirement Planning

Every day I hear from those who come into my office four fears: 1. The fear of outliving my money 2. The fear of having to put off retirement 3. The fear of having to go back to work 4.  The fear of having to cut back on my lifestyle These are genuine concerns and [...]

By | 2017-10-23T00:11:13+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Annuities|

A Simple And Successful Approach For Your Nest Egg

In the spring of 1983, a 61-year-old Australian sheep farmer named Cliff Young entered his first ever running race. Without any previous racing experience, he chose for his running debut one of the toughest races in the world: a 543-mile ultra-marathon stretching from Sydney to Melbourne. Besides Cliff Young, the race was comprised of young, [...]

By | 2017-10-23T00:13:32+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Annuities|

Understanding Income Riders

As I speak to so many callers to my Safe Money and Income Radio Show, I find that I spend a lot of my time undoing a lot of the misconceptions and even outright misrepresentations that a lot of them have about annuities and income riders. These problems arise because they have received bad information [...]

By | 2017-10-23T00:19:15+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Annuities, Retirement Planning|

Do Agents Use Annuities In Their Own retirement Plannings?

I get this question a lot from perspective clients, do you use annuities in your personal retirement planning? The simple answer is yes, absolutely. As a matter of fact, I have multiple annuities as part of my retirement portfolio. And, the reason I use annuities for my own retirement, is the same reason that anyone [...]

By | 2017-10-23T00:20:54+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Annuities|

Charitable Gift Annuities Can Provide Benefits

If you have big dreams, a big heart.....but a shrinking pocket book (and resources), then a Charitable Gift Annuity may be an option for you. As a professional Insurance & Retirement advisor, I have been asked, "What are some of the non-traditional charitable gift giving opportunities by which someone may support their church or favorite [...]

By | 2017-10-23T00:28:41+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Annuities|