NU Online News Service, Aug. 21, 2003, 12:02 p.m. EDT – MetLife Inc., New York, is promoting income annuities by putting up a new Income Meter retirement planning tool on its retirement and savings Web site, at http://myretirement.metlife.com

The tool helps consumers estimate how much they need to save for retirement.

The tool also shows how consumers can use income annuities to meet their retirement planning goals, MetLife says.