One year after qualified longevity annuity contracts were included as an investment within traditional IRAs and participating employer qualified plans, more people begin to appreciate the product's simplistic design and unique value propositions; Plus, three retirement loopholes that are likely to close.
First-quarter annuity sales fell to $52.7 billion, a 6.9% decrease from the previous quarter.
More seniors are using their retirement income to pay down their house debt, making them vulnerable to financial trouble once they run out of savings or suffer from an illness; Plus, why that 'guarantee' on your client's annuity might be a red flag.
Clients give up access to their money with annuities, so they are advised to use only a portion of their savings in these products; Plus, they should activate a fraud alert if they think their Social Security number has been compromised.
Agents tout that these products offer 8% guaranteed returns, but this 8% is not a yield but an income rider; Plus, how the Supreme Court just improved your clients' retirement.
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This type of insurance will not cover a policy holder's expenses for the first 180 days of care, a major concern for those without substantial savings; Plus, how to make the most from a Roth IRA.
For clients willing to wait for the start date, deferred income annuities can offer plump payouts.
Clients need to know the facts when offered a lump-sum payment for trading in their pensions; Plus, seven questions to ask before buying a qualified longevity annuity contract.
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Investing with borrowed money is just one way clients could harm their retirement portfolios; Plus, expats are advised to invest in a low-cost, taxable account.
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Seniors should discuss their plans with their partners and designate a family member to manage their bills if necessary; Plus, clients should put their bonus in a retirement account.
Third-quarter sales of annuities receded to $56.9 billion, down 5% from the previous quarter and 1% from the same period last year.
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Nearly 97% of respondents said they were very or somewhat knowledgeable about saving for retirement, but just 20% passed a test to prove it; Plus, strategies to increase retirement income.
If your clients think they're going to make money off the policies they're buying, it's time to give them a reality check.
Clients who retire early should consider withdrawing from their 401(k) with an eye toward delaying Social Security; Plus, a new way that 401(k) participants are able to convert their savings into steady retirement income.
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