Potential Pension Income Abuse Targeted by Sen. Harkin
Lump sum or annuity? It’s a question that dogs lottery winners and parties to structured settlements, and it might now involve your client's retirement plan.
Are annuities overhyped as a retirement cure-all?
An important question asked by our friends in the consumer press. Anne Tergesen and Leslie Scism write in the Wall Street Journal that many retirees...
Whole life's new lease
Boring old whole life insurance is making a comeback, thanks to positive returns during the worst global financial crisis the world has ever seen....
Redesigned annuities hit marketplace
A string of redesigned variable annuities are hitting the market, after life insurers last year yanked the products that proved too generous to customers and...
Pop quiz: What do you know about index annuities?
It's meant for consumers, but sadly, far too many advisors will fail. The Wall Street Journal's Leslie Scism offers the following quiz on equity (or...
Insure your 401(k) - the case is no doubt there, but how? The Wall Street Journal reports insurers want to allay fears by collaborating with...
Buyer's remorse - Boomers fret over VA contracts
For years, variable annuities got a bad rap: too-high fees for benefits consumers would never use. Why pay an insurance company for minimum-return guarantees, critics...