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Add A Variable Annuity With A GMWB To Your Retirement Plan

Variable annuity products are often maligned in the financial world, but they can serve an important purpose in retirement planning for many Americans. In a recent article for The Woonsocket Call, “Building a sound retirement income plan,” Chris Boules explains how variable annuities can help …

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Fear of Death Keeps People Away from Annuities

Economists have long wondered why more people don’t buy annuity products when their benefits make great sense in retirement planning. Two marketing professors from Boston College recently researched why annuities aren’t more popular and their answer is actually rather surprising. James R. Hood summarized the …

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It’s Easy to Account for Longevity Risk with a DIA

It might seem like we’ve been blogging a lot about deferred income annuities recently and we have.  That’s because deferred income annuities, aka longevity annuities, are all over the news lately.  One of the most recent articles about these products was written for The Huffington …

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Deferred Income Annuities Can Lower Retirement Planning Costs

Consumers and retirement plan sponsors alike are always looking for ways to lower the cost of funding retirement.  A new paper by Michael Finke and Wade Pfau says that deferred income annuities used in retirement planning can do just that.  This information comes from Insurance …

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