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This is an Exceptional Time for Prospective Annuity Buyers

Learn why this is an excellent time for would-be annuity owners and repeat annuity owners to seriously consider purchasing an annuity.

Product Review:
Midland National IncomeVantage Pro

The Midland National IncomeVantage Pro is the best of both worlds, combining both growth and income in one package. A Hybrid FIA That Combines the Best of Growth and Income FIAs A lot can be said for fixed income annuities (FIAs) long among the most …

Product Review:
Midland National Summit Navigate 7

The Midland National Summit Navigate 7 is, in large part, a combination of a growth FIA and a plain vanilla fixed annuity. One FIA Today Takes a Novel Approach Arguably Better Suited for the Times If you like annuities, the case can be made, at …

Product Review | United Life Legacy Accel Indexed Universal Life Insurance Policy

Legacy Accel is fundamentally a generous cash alternative capable of generating up to about 7.5% a year by investing in a low volatility index or the S&P 500, based on its performance over the last five years. United Life’s Legacy Accel May Be a Profitable …

Inflation is Back, Impacting Retiree Investment Strategies

Fixed annuities seldom yield much more than 3% a year, which means your real return – the return after inflation – is essentially zero. Instead, retirees should consider growth-oriented fixed indexed annuities (FIAs) and/or so-called structured annuities. Plain vanilla fixed annuities are out. Instead, retirees …

Fee-for-Rate Growth FIAs Have Begun Strutting Their Stuff

Growth FIAs don’t offer guaranteed income riders, but then most people interested in them already know that. And like their income-oriented income FIA cousins, they still guarantee against index losses. A handful of growth FIA purveyors have sharply increased participation rates for select growth FIAs …

Product Review | Guggenheim Highlander 7 Fixed Indexed Growth Annuity

The Guggenheim Highlander 7 is a fixed indexed annuity (FIA) with a generous participation rate that may fit the bill for savvy investors, who are looking for safe bond alternatives, especially if they bundle its diverse offerings. If You’re Shopping for an Annuity, Guggenheim Highlander …

Product Review:
Athene AccuMax 7 Fixed Indexed Growth Annuity

Athene AccuMax 7 – a super-simple growth FIA with no bells and whistles that offers a 50% participation rate in the S&P 500 over seven years, if you invest at least $100,000. This Growth FIA May Be the Answer for Folks Who Don’t Like Declining …

A Q&A with a Highly Seasoned Annuity Investor

Among Levine’s most recent annuity purchases was the Midland National RetireVantage 10 Growth Fixed Indexed Annuity, an FIA that offers an extremely generous 165% index participation rate on a low-volatility index. You can find specifics about this annuity at the bottom of this page, below …

Select Annuities Are Best for Maximizing Tax-Advantaged Investments

So, what do you do if you’re among the fortunate folks in the working world who contribute the maximum in tax-deferred accounts and have the will and the means to contribute more? Some people are more fortunate and have more options than others. If you’re …

Product Review:
Midland National RetireVantage®10 Growth Fixed Indexed Annuity

Here you have an annuity that can potentially beat many stock funds over its 10-year life. And, unlike stock funds, you don’t have to sweat out the bad times because you are protected from losses. Here’s a Fixed Indexed Annuity That Could Rival the Unbridled …

Product Review:
Equitrust MarketValue 10 Fixed Indexed Annuity

How is this FIA faring this year? So far, so good. Through early August, the index returned 8.84%, partly on the strength of a sharp rally in gold, while the S&P 500 was barely positive. An FIA with a Generous Index Participation Rate and Asset …
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