News

16
Oct

Are you a Master of Retirement?

Are you a Master of Retirement? Are you a Master of Retirement? The Indexed Annuity Leadership Council is excited to announce its new interactive game, Master of Retirement. New and interesting data points, found from IALC surveys, power the game questions and demonstrate the need to offer approachable and light-hearted ways of boosting Americans’ confidence when it comes to saving for

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12
Oct

AT WHAT AGE SHOULD YOU PURCHASE AN INDEXED ANNUITY?

AT WHAT AGE SHOULD YOU PURCHASE AN INDEXED ANNUITY? The great thing about fixed indexed annuities is that they are a reliable retirement planning vehicle appropriate for people in a variety of life stages. However, there are a few rules of thumb to follow when thinking about purchasing a fixed indexed annuity. Of course, always speak with your retirement planning

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3
Oct

3 Retirement Pitfalls to Avoid

3 Retirement Pitfalls to Avoid As you near retirement, you’re probably looking forward to the laid-back lifestyle it can offer. But there can also be some snags that could cause you to run into financial trouble later in life. Here are three retirement pitfalls you should try to avoid. 1. Underestimating your spending in retirement Many older Americans bank on

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22
Sep

4 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Your Life Insurance at Work

4 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Your Life Insurance at Work For the first time ever, more Americans have employer-provided life insurance (108 million) than have individual life insurance coverage (102 million), according to a new LIMRA study. And while that statistic sounds good, it actually hides a few important facts you should understand. 1. There’s more to the

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15
Sep

IALC Q3 2017 Newsletter

IALC Q3 2017 Newsletter New Data: Extreme Lack of Diversification Could Add to Retirement Crisis Balance Gained By Considering Alternative Financial Products Such As FIAs Americans need to take additional steps in order to ensure a financially stable retirement – one that allows them to pay for medical bills and essential costs of living while enjoying their bucket list. Our

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13
Sep

PART THREE – MYTH VS. FACT: The Path to Financial Diversity

PART THREE – MYTH VS. FACT: The Path to Financial Diversity It’s hard to achieve financial diversity when you’re unsure of the tools available to you or confused by the variety of options – mutual funds, Certificate of Deposits (CDs), Fixed Indexed Annuities (FIAs), and more. With so much financial advice swirling around out there, it’s difficult to decipher between

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12
Sep

Part Two – Myth vs. Fact: Lack of Portfolio Diversity Puts Retirement At Risk

Part Two – Myth vs. Fact: Lack of Portfolio Diversity Puts Retirement At Risk While the stock market continues to perform well, everyone remembers the down turn in 2008. In order to protect yourself and your finances from these market swings, it’s important to take steps towards balancing your portfolio. As an investment strategy and a way to balance a

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12
Sep

The Twitterverse Talks Financial Fitness and Life Insurance

The Twitterverse Talks Financial Fitness and Life Insurance It’s Life Insurance Awareness Month and what better way to celebrate than gathering Twitter friends and experts to talk about financial fitness and life insurance! We spent an hour today (Tuesday, Sept 12) moderating a very lively and insightful conversation. Here are some great highlights from #LIAM17Chats. Thanks to all who joined

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7
Sep

New Data: Extreme Lack of Diversification Could Add to Retirement Crisis

New Data: Extreme Lack of Diversification Could Add to Retirement Crisis The retirement crisis has become a topic of conversation in the United States, and while its actualization is still widely debated, there is no doubt Americans need to take additional steps in order to ensure a financially stable retirement – one that allows them to cross off items on

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1
Sep

Do I Really Need Life Insurance?

Do I Really Need Life Insurance? Do I Really Need Life Insurance? Let’s face it. Most people put off buying life insurance for any number of reasons. Take a look at this list—do any of them sound like you? It’s too expensive. In the ever-burgeoning budget of having a family, things like day care and car payments and possibly even

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