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Get Your Annuity Income Ducks in a Row: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Get Your Annuity Income Ducks in a Row: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Chapter two of your life or retirement, whatever that means to you, is when you just need money hitting the bank account to go live your life. You can go however long that's going to be. Chapter two is going to be about you. It's going to be about lifestyle; it's going to be about reclaiming your health.
Your Retirement Plan Is Not an Annuity Game: Shootin’ It Straight With Stan

Your Retirement Plan Is Not an Annuity Game: Shootin’ It Straight With Stan

Today's topic is a good one. Listen up, lean in, get comfortable, and grab a coffee because what we will talk about is your retirement plan is not an annuity game. There are a lot of people in the annuity industry who are just looking for nails, and they're the hammer.
Annuity Decisions Should Be Simple & Contractual: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Annuity Decisions Should Be Simple & Contractual: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Today's topic is Annuity Decisions Should Be Simple and Contractual. They have to be both. They can't be one or the other. They got to be both. And let me explain that to you.
Annuities Will Do What You Contractually Need: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Annuities Will Do What You Contractually Need: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Today's topic is a very good one and one that I want to stick in the back of your head, your cerebellum, whatever that is. I want it to be what they say in the music industry, an earworm, meaning it's just stuck in there.
Don’t Buy Annuity Hypothetical Annuity Returns: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Don’t Buy Annuity Hypothetical Annuity Returns: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Today's topic is a good one that will inform the masses and upset some people trying to sell annuities, and it's titled 'Do Not Buy Annuity Hypothetical Returns.'
Annuities Can Have Flexible Income Start Dates: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Annuities Can Have Flexible Income Start Dates: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Today's topic is: Annuities Can Have Flexible Income Start Dates. A lot of people out there, when they talk about annuities, they think there's only one. "I won't buy an annuity because the annuity company keeps money when I die." That's one of 40 ways to structure it.
Belt & Suspenders Annuity Strategies: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Belt & Suspenders Annuity Strategies: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Today's topic is a great one, coming from the deep south of where I grew up in Charlotte, North Cackalacky. North Carolina, actually, the town, seriously, and I'm not kidding, look it up, it's called Stanley, North Carolina, just like it sounds.
Exchange Your Income Rider for a SPIA: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Exchange Your Income Rider for a SPIA: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Welcome to Shootin' It Straight With Stan. I am your host Stan The Annuity Man, America's annuity agent, licensed in all 50 states. I am so glad you joined me on this topic, which is a good one. And it came from my good friend, John Lenz. I call him the annuity architect.
Swallow the Seminar Food, Not the Annuity Pitch: Shootin’ It Straight With Stan

Swallow the Seminar Food, Not the Annuity Pitch: Shootin’ It Straight With Stan

Welcome to Shooting it Straight With Stan. I'm your host, Stan The Annuity Man - America's annuity agent, licensed in all 50 states. I'm so glad you joined me for a great topic. You saw it and said, "Okay, I got to see what he's going to say about this." The topic is: Swallow the Seminar Food, NOT the Annuity Pitch."
Increase Your Annuity Income Floor as You Age: Shootin’ It Straight With Stan

Increase Your Annuity Income Floor as You Age: Shootin’ It Straight With Stan

Today's topic is a good one: Increase Your Annuity Income Floor as You Age. In other words, that income floor, that amount that's hitting your bank account every single month, needs to be increased as you get older.
Annuity Income: Return OF or ON Your Money?: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Annuity Income: Return OF or ON Your Money?: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Today's topic is about annuity income. Is it the return of your money or a return on your money? So, return of, or return on. Great question, Stan The Annuity Man, America's annuity agent. Let's cover it.
The 2 Questions That Make Annuities Simple: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

The 2 Questions That Make Annuities Simple: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Today's topic is what are the two questions that make annuities simple? See, I am Mr. Simplistic out here. Don't ask my wife. She'll probably agree with you on other terms, on other reasons for that, but annuities are simple. They should be simple. They're transfer of risk contracts that primarily solve for four things.
Annuities Are for Do-It-Yourselfers: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Annuities Are for Do-It-Yourselfers: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

For all of you do-it-your-selfers out there who have been managing your own money and running it through the Fidelitys and the Vanguards and the TDs and the Schwabs and all those great firms out there, annuities are right up your alley because they are do-it-yourself products.
Lovingly Handcuffing Your Beneficiaries with Annuities: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Lovingly Handcuffing Your Beneficiaries with Annuities: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Today's topic is a good one. It's a personal one, and I can share some stories. It's called lovingly handcuffing your beneficiaries with annuity guarantees. You might be saying, "Wait a minute, handcuffing? That doesn't sound lovingly." It does when it comes to finances.
Annuity Light Switch Income Guarantees: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Annuity Light Switch Income Guarantees: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Today's topic is annuity light switch, lifetime income guarantees. I want you to envision a light switch. You just shut it on and off, right? When you need light, you shut it on. When you need it to be dark, you shut it off. There are annuity types out there that allow you to shut things on and off and shut income on and off.