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Record Annuity Sales in 2011 Make Top 10 List

In the Reuter’s article, “Stern Advice: The top 10 money stories of 2011,” Linda Stern reminds us what happened in 2011 that will really impact our personal finances.  There were record sales of annuities, including record high variable annuity sales and near record fixed annuity …

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3 Annuity Questions to Consider

I found an Insurance News Net article listing three very basic questions to ask before purchasing an annuity.  In Maureen McLaughlin’s “Guide Clients Down the Right Annuity-Route,” she says that the questions are just as important for advisors as they are for those purchasing the …

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Americans Must Accept New Retirement Norm

It’s time to change our traditional beliefs about retirement, according to Business Week’s “The Great Retirement Rethink” by Elizabeth Ody.  While it’s really not what anyone wants to hear, basically we need work longer and even lower some of our expectations about retirement.  After averaging …

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John Hancock Offers ‘Inflation-Guard’ Fixed Annuity

The newest product from John Hancock Annuities offers investors protection of their principal and an opportunity for growth to protect from the rising costs of inflation.  A company press release introduced ‘Inflation Guard’ this week.  While it is a typical fixed annuity because it offers …

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