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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
Fixed indexed annuities posted $16.2 billion in sales through June 30, which is 30% higher than the same period last year...Fixed indexed annuities attained their highest-ever annual sales total last year, reported InvestmentNews.
How are you presenting annuities to your clients? Do you tee up the conversation before just jumping straight into why they should purchase an annuity? Often clients will become reserved if someone recommends the purchase of an annuity without totally comprehending the details of what the product really is and can do. The best way to present annuities to your clients is through story telling; paint a picture with the most favorable outcomes. If you describe all the advantages annuities offer to secure retirement, then explain the product, your client is more likely to be receptive and willing to purchase an annuity.Read More