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Letter to a Broker Series: Fixed Index Annuities


Welcome back to the newest installment of Brokers’ Service Marketing Group's “Letter to a Broker” series. In this collection of blogs, we ask our sales team to create insightful pieces based on topics they cover every day. Our second letter takes an in-depth look at one of the industry’s finest products: fixed index annuities.

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[Video Blog] - A Growth and Protection Story

People often underestimate the financial responsibilities of parents. Outside of careers and taking care of the kids, acting as a financial officer within a family can seem like a full-time job. This job can include tracking budgets, paying bills, and making decisions about savings. Debating on when and how much to save for retirement can fall into this category. With an unpredictable economy, we are often unsure of how to make these decisions as we get closer and closer to retirement. When to start saving? How much to save? Is the money being saved in the right place? These are questions better left to the professionals.

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Things You Need To Know About FIA's

 

Market volatility and low rates adversely affecting retirement assets?

Not with FIA's!

During high market volatility and low rates, advisors often lean towards FIA’s as a safe money asset; offering protection from potential loss, while still allowing for modest upside potential. 

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[Video Blog] Protect Your Clients' Retirement with QLACs


60% of Baby Boomers are More Afraid of Outliving Their Retirement Savings Than Their Death

How are you answering your clients' No. 1 fear of running out of money in retirement? BSMG's VP, Retirement Wealth Strategies, Rob Cantin, discusses how Qualifying Longevity Annuity Contracts (QLACs) can protect your clients' retirement income and increase your annuity sales. 

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Why You Should be Selling Fixed Indexed Annuities

 

What are you doing to diversify you're business and grow your clients' portfolios? With interest rates continuing to rise, regulatory changes and consumers seeking bundled options and simpler solutions, are you adjusting your sales approach?

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BSMG's Highest Rated Annuity Blogs

June not only marks the beginning of summer, it also marks the beginning of Annuity Awareness Month! This is a great time to talk to your clients about annuities. According to LIMRA, Fixed Indexed Annuity (FIA) sales hit record levels in 2016, and there is a reason why! Find out more about the power of annuities with our top annuity blogs below. 

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Tax Advantages of Annuities

We all balk at the many get rich quick schemes clients may be exposed to today. However, have you ever stopped to think about whether their current investment strategy is driving them to slowly go broke?

By the time taxes and inflation eat into your client's already modest gains made on a bank savings account, money market, or CD, their purchasing power is dwindling, ever so slowly. So slowly, in fact, that it's almost imperceptible. 

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Is the Bull Market in for a Market Correction?

 The stock market is on it's 18 month high and up 230% since March of 2009! So when will this bull market end? A market correction could be in the near future. Now is the time to have a conversation with your clients on their investment gain opportunities and the up sides of Fixed Indexed Annuities. Read More

Distribution Options for Inherited Non-Qualified Annuities

Do you have clients who own annuities, who are in poor health or have recently passed away? If so, you may be wondering what the distribution options are for the beneficiary of the contract. This is a question that comes up frequently in the annuity world. 

In this article, we take a look at inherited non-qualified annuities for spouses, non-spouses and trusts.

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The Secret to Combating Longevity Risk with Fixed Indexed Annuities

 "52% of consumers did not save enough money prior to retiring, and 77% believe they have insufficient protection from the possibility of outliving their income." According to Genworth's survey "The Future of Retirement Income." Read More