The following was originally published June 29, 2015 at NerdWallet by Robert Schmansky, CFP®

 

In a recent episode of the HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” the cute but deadly Arya Stark was tasked with assassinating a scam artist selling bogus “insurance” on the liv...

August 9, 2012

Many variable annuity owners with Axa Equitable and Transamerica are receiving a letter they probably had to read over half a dozen times in order to believe it. The companies sent offers to policyholders to remove the guarantees (typically these are the only reasons o...

January 26, 2012

If you have siblings or are a fan of The Simpsons you are probably familiar with the “it’s their own fault” defense.

 

It works like this – Bart windmills his arms around in the air and hits Lisa. According to Bart, it was her own fault she was struck because he was only...

January 4, 2012

In this article by Maria Wood, we discuss potential reasons why variable annuity companies are leaving the business, and what that may mean about the risk future annuity owners face:

 

Where Have all the VA Providers Gone? | LifeHealthPro

August 22, 2011

http://www.fpanet.org/journal/BetweentheIssues/LastMonth/Articles/WhatDoWeReallyKnowAboutVAIncomeRiders

 

Filed under: Variable Annuities - Bad For Your Wealth

 

Above is a great piece by Richard Gilman in the Journal of Financial Planning about the unknown risks that face...

September 22, 2010

Recently, certain variable annuity customers of insurer The Hartford received correspondence from the company that they may hold an old contract which might benefit from replacement for a newer annuity product.

 

Angry financial advisors have pointed out that the company...

August 15, 2010

This is a part of a series of articles discussing why you should avoid variable annuities for the purposes of retirement income.

 

Congress is meeting with representatives from Prudential Financial Inc. regarding concerns over the company's use of 'retained asset' accoun...

June 27, 2010

This is a series of articles I've labeled 'Variable Annuities are Retirement Snake Oil' on why today’s deferred annuities are not investments to consider for retirement. Over at least ten columns I’ll cover why you should avoid these ‘investment’ pitches and the people...

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