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Is Social Security Still The Best Annuity On The Planet?
by Dennis Miller When it comes to annuities, I lean on my friend, and renowned expert, Stan the Annuity Man.  He’s[...]
No One Ever Admits their Indexed Annuity Buying Mistake
by Stan The Annuity Man I had a recent conversation with an annuity industry big wig that seems to be[...]
Dividends are a double-edged sword for investors
By: Jimmy Dot Direct The dividend story has been a part of investing for generations. It is just as valid[...]
The truth about the “Super 7 Annuity” sales pitch
By:  Stan The Annuity Man I was forced to write this article.  I didn’t want to, and even contacted a[...]
Immediate Annuities have dominated “Income Now” for centuries
by Stan The Annuity Man Immediate Annuities, Single Premium Immediate Annuities, SPIAs, Income Annuities, Pension Annuities, and Lifetime Annuities are[...]
Interest Rates and the Federal Reserve
July 26-27th was the last FOMC meeting and it ended with the board choosing not to raise interest rates again.[...]
Shopping for annuities in the ethnic food section
by Stan The Annuity Man I was working for Dean Witter (remember them!) back in the day when the Fidelity,[...]
Annuities are not market growth products!
My apologies to all of you dreamers and “cake eaters” out there in annuity sales pitch land, but annuities were[...]
There’s no such thing as a ‘Hybrid” annuity!
By Stan The Annuity Man That smell hovering over the annuity industry can be sourced to indexed annuity hucksters claiming[...]
Annuities were put on the planet for lifetime income
By Stan The Annuity Man The Latin word for payment is “annua.” Guess where the word “annuity” originates from? You[...]
Should I wait until interest rates move higher?
The elusive 3% return on five year fixed rates remains a challenge for safety conscious individuals. The two benchmarks for safe fixed[...]