An impartial review of the New York Life Secure Term Choice Fixed Annuity II

The annuity business has grown in popularity as investors, especially those nearing retirement, look for options to protect themselves from stock market volatility and give them a decent income stream in retirement. With over $200 billion in annual sales, the annuity industry is big business with lots of salesmen trying to persuade you to make a purchase. Today I will dig deep into the New York Life Secure Term Choice Fixed Annuity II which has

An impartial review of the Allianz Core Income 7 Annuity

The annuity business has grown in popularity as investors, especially those nearing retirement, look for options to protect themselves from stock market volatility and give them a decent income stream in retirement. With over $200 billion in annual sales, the annuity industry is big business with lots of salesmen trying to persuade you to make a purchase. Today I will dig deep into the Allianz Core Income 7 annuity which has been requested by several

The 3 Biggest Fixed Index Annuity Myths

https://youtu.be/_5ToSlsnpz0 Transcript: The Runnymede blog has become one of the most visited sites for annuity reviews with over 100k views. Since 2013, I’ve been writing independent annuity reviews to help buyers like you understand the complexities of annuities and truly understand what the products can deliver. Today I’m going to talk about the 3 biggest fixed index annuity myths.

By |October 15th, 2015|annuities|0 Comments

You just gave your annuity agent a great vacation, cruise or Rolex

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a consumer advocate and prominent critic of Wall Street, has taken aim at a new target: the biggest sellers of annuities and the cruises, international travel, iPads, cash and stock options she says they're using to entice brokers to sell their annuity products. She is particularly worried about near retirees and baby boomers who are especially vulnerable to poor investment decisions. Warren is planning to send letters today to the 15

By |April 28th, 2015|annuities|0 Comments

An impartial review of the American Equity Bonus Gold Annuity

The annuity business has grown in popularity as investors, especially those nearing retirement, look for options to protect themselves from stock market volatility and give them a decent income stream in retirement. With over $200 billion in annual sales, the annuity industry is big business with lots of salesmen trying to persuade you to make a purchase. Today I will dig deep into the American Equity Bonus Gold Annuity which has been requested by several

An impartial review of the Security Benefit Secure Income Annuity

The annuity business has grown in popularity as investors, especially those nearing retirement, look for options to protect themselves from stock market volatility and give them a decent income stream in retirement. With over $200 billion in annual sales, the annuity industry is big business with lots of salesmen trying to persuade you to make a purchase. Today I will dig deep into an indexed annuity which has been booming in popularity in recent years.

An impartial review of the Allianz 365i Annuity with Income Maximizer Rider

The annuity business has grown in popularity as investors, especially those nearing retirement, look for options to protect themselves from stock market volatility and give them a decent income stream in retirement. With over $200 billion in annual sales, the annuity industry is big business with lots of salesmen trying to persuade you to make a purchase. Today I will dig deep into the Allianz 365i Annuity which has been requested by several readers in

An impartial review of Pacific Life’s Pacific Index Choice Annuity

Warning: this is an in-depth review of the Pacific Index Choice Annuity. Many annuity critics point to complexity as being a major negative for this asset class and Pacific Life doesn't dispel this criticism. So buckle up and let's dig in. The annuity business has grown in popularity as investors, especially those nearing retirement, look for options to protect themselves from stock market volatility and give them a decent income stream in retirement. With over

An impartial review of the Allianz 360 Annuity with 360 Benefit Rider

(Important note: since publishing this blog post in April 2014, cap rates have been lowered and spreads have gone up. In addition, the bonus rider has been reduced from 50% bonus to 25%. Both negatively affect potential returns of this product. This shouldn't be a surprise. As interest rates fall, you can expect returns to be smaller and smaller on index annuities.) The annuity business has grown in popularity as investors, especially those nearing retirement,

An impartial review of the Security Benefit Total Value Annuity

The annuity business has grown in popularity as investors, especially those nearing retirement, look for options to protect themselves from stock market volatility and give them a decent income stream in retirement. With over $200 billion in annual sales, the annuity industry is big business with lots of salesmen trying to persuade you to make a purchase. Today I will dig deep into an indexed annuity which has been booming in popularity in recent years.

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