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Monthly Point-To-Point Strategy Offers High-Earnings Potential Despite Low-Rate Times

Today one of my co-workers in Tailor Made, our elite agent services group at Creative Marketing, Nick Michale sent me the following email: “Mike: Just got my North American annuity statement. I have owned it for five years now. A charter 14. Up until now, the last four years my contract gave me an average… Read More


Protect clients’ income even if inflation increases

For the millions of boomers moving into their golden years, many are quickly discovering the phrase “this isn’t your parents’ retirement” couldn’t be truer. Traditional retirement plans were often built around the three-legged stool concept, supported by pensions, Social Security Income and savings. Yet today, those legs are wobbly at best. Defined benefit plans have… Read More


Meet client needs with the diversified annuity portfolio solution

You’re probably familiar with the saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” For clients who experienced a great deal of loss in the market crash of 2008, this phrase rings resoundingly true. Given the challenging economic environment we continue to face, the benefits of indexed annuities have never been more apparent. They offer… Read More


A Simple Illustration for Where an Annuity is a Fit

One of the most common requests I receive from my agents is for a simple, easy-to-explain, and easy-to-illustrate idea for helping clients understand exactly why they’re being presented with an annuity solution for their financial needs. For your next client who has trouble visualizing how one works and why an annuity is a fit, share… Read More


A New Take on the Split Annuity Concept

A new take on the split annuity concept

You’ve heard it time and again from clients. You’ve read about it in dozens of articles and publications. There’s even statistical evidence to support it. All in all, you’re bombarded with the fact that clients today are concerned with income – particularly the possibility of outliving the one they’ve planned for in retirement. Meanwhile, you’re… Read More


A Super Stack Of Retirement Income

Legend has it that Paul Bunyan ate 50 pancakes in one minute because he loved the food and was so hungry from digging out the Great Lakes. How would your clients like a super stack of “retirement pancakes” that serves higher lifetime income checks on all the hard-earned money they’ve saved throughout their lives? The new BalancedAllocation Lifetime Income RiderTM (BALIR) from Annexus, available only on the BalancedAllocation Annuity (BAA) series, does just that. It offers your clients a new living benefit rider that stacks interest tied to the S&P 500 on top of a 5% guaranteed fixed rate, which in turn means higher income checks for life. The Retirement Landscape