Annuities

30 Year Bonds Available Get Them While They Are Hot

By Bill Broich Our low interest rate environment may offer opportunity for long term bond investors, or does it? In a recent Bloomberg article regarding recent and large bond offerings, I couldn’t help but notice the mammoth size sale recently sold to fund VISA and their acquisition of VISA Europe. In the scheme of thing, Read more >>

The Zoo: Understanding Bulls, Bears and the Deer

By Bill Broich The financial world can seem much like a zoo. Over the years many terms now used derived from animals you may find at the zoo.  The reason is simple, the animal terms are easy for people to relate to.  As an example, a bear hibernates, so if the market is in decline Read more >>

Fixed Indexed Annuities: Fact or Fiction?

By Bill Broich Benjamin Franklin was a very wise man, as a matter of fact; he was one of the first owners of an annuity. Since his time annuities have been intertwined with American history, in many ways they have been a strong core of our country’s financial security. Ben was a wise man and Read more >>

Considering a Fixed Indexed Annuity For Your Important Retirement Funds?

By Bill Broich Considering an annuity? Not sure exactly what to do, which policy to buy, what benefits to ask for or do you even know what to ask for? Annuities can seem to be very confusing when actually they are rather simple. Would you like to know what questions to ask? Here are basic Read more >>

Secrets Of Variable Annuities

What Your Broker Doesn’t Want You To Know About Variable Annuities By Bill Broich Disclaimer: In the early part of my career, I was licensed to sell variable annuities; I no longer maintain my securities license. The article below is gleaned from a wide array of information available to anyone; all you need to know Read more >>

Live Long And Prosper But Not Too Long

By Bill Broich Who doesn’t want to live a long time? As long as a person if healthy, living a long time can be an enjoyable event. The government Office on Aging recently released new research on how long we can expect to live (Mortality Table: http://www.ssa.gov/oact/STATS/table4c6.html ) much longer than was estimated as short Read more >>

Estimating The Future Can A Mistake Unless It Is Guaranteed

By Bill Broich A year or so ago, an article written by stockbroker, Brooks Rhys, made a clear and loud statement, “Don’t Buy Equity Linked Annuities!” I have to laugh at the headline now; Mr. Rhys didn’t even know the correct name of our fabulous product. Mr. Rhys, there is no such thing as equity Read more >>

Baby Boomers Are Embracing Annuities With Open Arms

By Bill Broich World War II ended in 1945 and with it home came millions of soldiers, sailors, and marines. Eager for a new life, these returning GIs married, bought homes and started families. I am a member of that generation, now known as the Baby Boomers. The Baby Boomer generation started in 1946 and Read more >>

Up Down Up Down Up Down

By Bill Broich With the nightly news comes the report on the day’s happenings in our national stock markets. Every day brings what has happened to America’s investments. The movement in the market affects more than 50% of America’s retirement funds. Some days it increases and some days it decreases. Many “experts” will sell you Read more >>

Income Riders Are The “Future”

By Bill Broich Do you remember as a child attending the local county fair and having your future read by “Madam” Zowee? I remember those days well, my first time I was about 8, and I was told I would grow up to play baseball for the New York Yankees! For a kid my age that Read more >>

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