Archive for February, 2005

Crediting Methods in Equity Index Annuities

Posted on February 22nd, 2005 by by Tony Bahu, CEO,

Oh yes, make no mistake, the index annuity has taken the annuity industry by storm. And just like any investment, there are many options in the index annuity.
The one option I am speaking of now is what is called the crediting method. This is what determines, how much money, if any, you get credited to [...]

Annuities in the News

Posted on February 17th, 2005 by by Tony Bahu, CEO,

I recently read a really negative article on annuities in the paper and I was truly baffled. Most articles I read in the paper about annuities are negative…but then again, most everything in the news is negative. That’s what sells.
This time, though, I responded differently. I called the journalist who wrote the article and asked [...]

Fixed and Variable Annuities

Posted on February 15th, 2005 by by Tony Bahu, CEO,

While these two may sound similar their are huge differences between fixed and variable annuities. A fixed annuity is basically tied strictly to interest rates. There is really no market risk to the money so losing money due to stock market fluctuation is not possible. Even though they can offer a lower rate of return [...]


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