Annuity Ladder: Does It Create a Higher Payment?

Annuity Ladder: Does It Create a Higher Payment?

What are we talking about today? Annuity ladders. Do annuity ladders, laddering annuities, create a higher income stream? Maybe. Good question, but let's dig deeper into how to structure annuity ladders, how they work, and why you should consider them.
How Does a Fixed Index Annuity Work?

How Does a Fixed Index Annuity Work?

This is a hot topic, not the clothing line for you youngsters out there. How does a Fixed Indexed Annuity work? The Panacea product, the too good to be true, the bad chicken dinner seminar, the good steak dinner seminar where you get the filet mignon.
Retirement Tips: 3 Ways to Have Money Hit Your Bank Account

Retirement Tips: 3 Ways to Have Money Hit Your Bank Account

Today, we will talk about three ways to have money hit your bank account, which we all would like. I call that the income floor, which is the guaranteed income floor.
How the Annuity Sausage is Made: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

How the Annuity Sausage is Made: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Today's topic is a great one: How the Annuity Sausage Is Made. Now, I'm not going to go into the depths of the actuaries sitting in their closets, running the numbers, etc., but I'm going to give you the 30,000-foot view of how this all works, and it'll make sense to you once I get done.
Annuity Quotes: How to Structure for Future Income

Annuity Quotes: How to Structure for Future Income

Today, we're talking about how to structure income for the future with annuities or annuity quotes, as they say. A good annuity quote is, will do not, might do. You buy an annuity for what it will do, not what it might do.
An Immediate Annuity Has Been Purchased With a Single Premium (SPIA)

An Immediate Annuity Has Been Purchased With a Single Premium (SPIA)

Hi, I'm Stan The Annuity Man, America's annuity agent, licensed in all 50 states. Yes, we will talk about Single Premium Immediate Annuities, the granddaddy of all annuities, how that works, and why you might consider that for a lifetime income stream.
Retirement Lifestyle: 3 Tips to Financially Care for Your Loved Ones

Retirement Lifestyle: 3 Tips to Financially Care for Your Loved Ones

I'm Stan The Annuity Man, America's annuity agent, licensed in all 50 states. What I'm doing is kind of answering the questions of how do I do this? How do I take care of my loved ones financially? Now, there's a myriad of ways to do that.
The Perfect Annuity Does NOT Exist: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

The Perfect Annuity Does NOT Exist: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Today's topic is, the perfect annuity does not exist. It does not. Even though you might have heard something at the bad chicken dinner, expensive steak dinner seminar, or some online product presentation where it sounded too good to be true.
MYGA: The Annuity Industry’s CD

MYGA: The Annuity Industry’s CD

The simplicity of the shirt is what we're going to be talking about today. The simplicity of Multi-Year Guarantee Annuities and how they work. And, by the way, Multi-Year Guarantee Annuities are the industry's version of a CD, a Certificate of Deposit.
The Reality of Life With 20 Year Certain Annuities

The Reality of Life With 20 Year Certain Annuities

Today's topic is one that I've wanted to do for a long time, and I got a call the other day that triggered it. The topic is the realities of life with a 20-year certain or joint life with a 20-year period certain, Immediate Annuity, or Deferred Income Annuity.
Retirement Tips: How to Talk Annuities With a Spouse

Retirement Tips: How to Talk Annuities With a Spouse

Today's topic is interesting: how to talk to your spouse or partner about annuities and how to start telling them about contractual guarantees because most people, when you hear the word annuity, it either equals hate or it's a curse word.
The Cost of Waiting to Purchase an Annuity: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

The Cost of Waiting to Purchase an Annuity: Shootin' It Straight With Stan

Today's topic is the cost of waiting to purchase an annuity. Now I know what you're saying. Wait a minute. That sounds like a sales pitch. That sounds like some type of an angle for me to buy now, Stan. Are you pushing me to buy now?
Can You Take Your Money Out of an Annuity?

Can You Take Your Money Out of an Annuity?

In this blog, I'll discuss the different types of annuities and how you can withdraw money from them, whether it's interest, lifetime income, or withdrawals. We'll cover all of that in detail.
Pros and Cons of SPIAs

Pros and Cons of SPIAs

Today's topic is a very good one. We're going to go over the pros and cons of SPIAs, Single Premium Immediate Annuities, and then some of the payout options that you should consider, as well as how they work, which is very, very important.
What Happens to a Pension Annuity When You Die?

What Happens to a Pension Annuity When You Die?

Here's what we're talking about when I say pension annuity: it really comes down to three types of products. The first is a Single Premium Immediate Annuity, which is the granddaddy of all annuities. It's a pure transfer of risk.