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What Is an Annuity?
... that are difficult to understand. One such product is the annuity, and even experienced investors often have trouble coming up with an annuity definition that's easy for a beginner to understand. Nevertheless, with many financial planners recommending certain types of annuities to their clients, it's important for you to learn ...
April 14, 2015 - by Dan Caplinger - Article
Annuities: Good or Bad?
... Annuities can help you feel financially secure. Image: via Flickr. Receiving ...
April 27, 2015 - by Selena Maranjian - Article
Are Annuities At Risk?
... In the ongoing search for higher income, many investors have turned to annuities as a way to get ...
September 14, 2008 - by Dan Caplinger - Article
Indexed Annuities -- Are They a Good Investment?
... and investments. Thus, when a salesperson pushes them toward indexed annuities, they're quickly convinced, and sign up. That's not good news, though, because indexed annuities can be problematic. According to the latest Wink's Sales and Market Report, which covers the industry, sales of indexed annuities ...
April 02, 2015 - by Selena Maranjian - Article
3 Reasons to Avoid Annuities
... In recent months, insurers have experienced a new surge of demand for their annuity products ...
November 21, 2013 - by Jessica Alling - Article
The Biggest Threat to Annuity Investors
... Annuities are one of the most hotly debated products in the financial world. Many financial ...
September 09, 2013 - by Dan Caplinger - Article
A New Twist on Variable Annuities
... Variable annuities draw fierce debate from both advocates and skeptics alike. But whether you like ...
November 14, 2012 - by Dan Caplinger - Article
Is Now a Good Time for Annuities?
... your money. But one specialized set of investments -- annuities -- gets at the root of the problem ...
May 28, 2012 - by Dan Caplinger - Article
Are Variable Annuities Right for You?
... annuities, which some believe are an essential part of a good retirement portfolio. Even though insurance companies have sold more variable annuities lately, many investors aren't all that familiar with them. Below, we'll take a look to see whether variable annuities give you a valuable edge over other types ...
February 17, 2011 - by Dan Caplinger - Article
The Wrong Kind of Annuity
... Indexed annuities are selling briskly these days. We kind of wish they weren't. The folks in annuity research at LIMRA have reported that insurers sold $8.7 billion in equity-indexed annuities during the third quarter, up 16% from last year to a new record high. It seems that indexed annuities have grown ...
November 22, 2010 - by Selena Maranjian - Article
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