Independent & Objective Reviews on Annuity Investments

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How Much Income Can You Really Get from an Annuity?

Once you’ve done the hard work saving for retirement, the next step is to take those investments—IRAs, 401(k)s and brokerage accounts—and turn them into an income. When you take a sum of money and invest it into an annuity, you’re basically getting a goose that lays golden eggs. An annuity can turn a sum of money into paychecks that keep on coming, no matter how long you live, for one life or two.  But how do you know which annuity to choose? How much should you invest? And how much of an income will you really get?

All that glitters isn’t gold: a lot of advisors focus on the rate of return or the bells and whistles of an annuity instead of on the income it may provide. Here is a peek at some real numbers. Continue reading

Independent Review of Guaranty Income Life Insurance Company’s Flex Plus 5 Deferred Annuity

What Will Be Covered in this Review?

In this review of the Guaranty Flex Plus 5 Annuity from Guaranty Income Life Insurance Company, we will discuss the following information:

  • Product type
  • Fees
  • Current rates
  • Realistic long-term return expectations
  • How it is used
  • How it is most poorly used

Annuities can be complex. That’s where having an Annuity Investigator who loves math comes in.
We make the complex, simple.

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How Much Do You Need To Save For Retirement? Figure It Out In 7 Simple Steps

It was the poet Antonio Machado who said, “We make the road by walking.” All of us are on the path toward retirement, whether we admit it or not. If you haven’t started thinking about it or don’t even know where to begin, you’re certainly not alone. According to one study by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), only 39 percent of American workers have sat down and figured out just how much they to save. For the other 61 percent, here are seven simple steps you can take to start making your path to retirement today. Continue reading

Independent Review of the American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company’s RateShield 7 Fixed Annuity

What Will We Cover in this Annuity Review?

In this review, we’ll cover the following information on the American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company RateShield 7 fixed annuity product:

  • Product typeIndependent Review of the American Equity 7 MYGA Annuity
  • Fees
  • Current rates
  • Realistic long-term return expectations
  • How it is used
  • How it is most poorly used

Annuities can be complex. That’s where having an Annuity Investigator who loves math comes in.
We make the complex, simple.

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