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Using an Immediate Annuity for Retirement: 4 Different Ways

As we are always stressing here at Annuity FYI, there are both good annuities and bad annuities.  In Steve Vernon’s article for CBS News’ Moneywatch, “The best way to buy annuities for retirement,” he says that annuities hold an important place in your retirement planning …

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Top 10 Bank Holding Companies in Annuity Fee Income

The Insurance and Financial Advisor’s Bob Graham has reported on the recent results of the Michael White-Symetra Bank Holding Company Fee Income Report. The findings apply to the first three quarters of 2008, and the top 10 bank holding companies (in terms of annuity and …

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Tips for Buying Annuities from Money Magazine

Walter Updegrave, editor of Money magazine, recently wrote about the conventional wisdom of annuities being a safer investment and wondered if that is still true today. He believes that an annuity continues to be a good option, but that you need to keep several guidelines …

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Top 5 Bank Annuity Providers in First 3 Quarters of 2008

The Michael White-Symetra Bank Fee Income Report was recently released, revealing the banks that earned the most combined income in mutual fund and annuities fees during the first three quarters of 2008. Bank of America ($1.42 billion) Wachovia Wells Fargo U.S. Bank JPMorgan Chase According …

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