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Mutual Insurance Companies
What are Mutual Insurance Companies?
Whole Life Insurance
Can you explain why whole life insurance is a better choice vs. term and indexed universal life insurance?
I read Nash's Be Your Own Banker. He was talking about a high dividend whole life insurance policy. I am 73, I don't have the growth period needed to …
Infinite banking concept
The infinite banking concept relies on paying your cash value back with interest. The insurance company typically charges an average of 6% on the cash …
Whole Life Insurance
Which companies do you work with for whole life insurance?
IRA retirement income
I'm retired at age 65 with $500K in laddered IRA CDs, of which $250K has recently matured and the renewal CD rate is only 2% for another 5 years. My financial …
Joint account names on annuities
I had some of retirement (401K) rolled over to be invested in various annuities; at time of retirement I was 52 years old. Obviously, long-term investment …
Fixed and Fixed Index Annuities.
Can payments be deferred from these annuities until requested? Such that the principal amount continues to grow at it accumulates interest. Thank you. …
SECONDARY MARKET ANNUNITES
I HAVE BEEN GETTING INFO ABOUT SECONDARY MARKET ANNUNITIES
WHICH SEEM TO BE A GREAT DEAL WITH HIGHER INTEREST RATE.
CAN YOU TELL MORE ABOUT THEM
is there a penalty to withdraw your money?
Allianz MasterDex 10 annuities
Re: My Allianz MasterDex 10 annuities investment
I have recently filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and have been trying to find out from CA attorneys whether …
I want to take an immediate annuity, however when I retired last year the payouts were higher than they are now. I found an annuity after 7mos that will …
What are annuity pensions and how are the costs determined?
Shopping for Annuities
How do I shop for the right Annuities for me?
How Do Annuities Work?
I'm still confused. How do I know what annuity is right for me?
What is a "10 year period certain, plus life?" I'm just 65 and have been advised by a friend to begin receiving monthly distributions from a small ($14,300), …
premium bonus on an annuity
What are some of the tricks or things insurance companies do to recoup that 10% premium bonus they offer to offset your surrender charge when you switch …
I understand the index annuity principle is protected at all times. What is the average return on this type annuity?
Annuities and creditor liability
I have an annuity purchased in California and I am receiving an income stream payout. Is my annuity protected from creditors? Thank you for any …
What is your opinion of Principal's Investment Plus Variable Annuity?
Are annuities protected by the U.S. Government? What happens if your insurance company goes under?
An annuity for a 92 year old woman with Alzheimners and 2 years to live
My Mother is 92 years and has both Alzheimers and diabetes II. The doctors say she has two years left to live.
A commissioned annuity agent is advising …
What does a "Non-qualified" annunity type mean? Is this good or not so good?
Any red flags in a Allianz Vision Investment Protector Annunity ? We are told it has costs of 1.65% on a 4 year plan and 1.7 on 7 year + .90% for an Investment …
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Fixed Annuity State guarantees
Is it unwise to put more than $500,000 in a fixed annuity since New York State has no guarantees beyond this amount?
Annuities and medicaid
If you are in a nursing home and spending down your money to qualify for Medicaid do you have to disclose your annuity?
Medicare Annuity Not rated yet
My mother is in a nursing home, she has 6 months to live. She just went on private pay today and the lawyer I saw suggested I put all her money in a medicare …
Cashing Out an Inheirited Annunity Not rated yet
I have an inherited annuity and I had it deferred for 5 years. I am half way thru the 5 years and I am needing to advice on how to avoid the taxes. I do …
Self directed annunities Not rated yet
How does one go about purchasing a self directed annunity?
100% annuity vs 50% cash and 50% annuity? Not rated yet
I am retired and have the option to take my pension as 100% annunity with full cash refund to my beneficiary if I die before my pension is exhausted or …
Swiss annuity tax treatment Not rated yet
My existing 15 Yr swiss annuity was written in 1998. When I purchased the annuity I was told it was tax exempt. Tax law concerning swiss annuities has …
Inflation Not rated yet
It seems that inflation over the long term has averaged about 3.5% per year. How do fixed annuities offset inflation, since the value of the dollars in …
Settlement annuity not being paid Not rated yet
What can you do if you have a structured settlement annuity that the insurance company is not makeing the payments and wont tell ou why except that there …
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