Annuities 302: The Way We Do Annuities

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 9:00 AM on August 29, 2019

Welcome to our last piece in our annuity series! Today we’re going to get into some very applicable information: how Creekmur Wealth does annuities and why we use them. We recommend that you have the 201, 202, and 203 handouts handy while you read this in case you need a refresher on how each type of annuity works.

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Annuities 301: Words of Caution

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 9:00 AM on August 27, 2019

Welcome back to our series on annuities! You’ve now made it into the challenge section of our annuity series. In these final pieces, we will take a more subjective approach to annuities. Today, we are going to break down how annuities are typically advertised and what we believe is wrong about some of those marketing methods. We’ll take a look at general annuity marketing and then go through each type of annuity individually.

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Annuities 203: Fixed Index Annuities

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 9:00 AM on August 22, 2019

Today we will cover the last type of annuity: fixed index annuities. This type of annuity guarantees no loss of principal due to the market fluctuations and interest earned is linked to the performance of an external market index. Fixed index annuities first appeared in the 1990’s as an alternative to traditional fixed annuities.

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Annuities 202: Variable Annuities

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 9:00 AM on August 20, 2019

Today we’ll be looking into variable annuities. Variable annuities first appeared in the 1950’s as a way to help combat spending power loss in fixed annuities. Today, they are still used—for the same reason! Let’s dive in!

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Annuities 201: Fixed Annuities

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 9:00 AM on August 15, 2019

Today, we will dive into a deeper analysis of fixed annuities. These annuities were the original type of annuity and were used for centuries for funding wars, retirement funds, and taking care of soldier’s families while they were gone. Currently, they are still used by many as a form of fixed retirement income. Let’s get into the details!

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Annuities 102: Learning the Basics

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 9:00 AM on August 13, 2019

Welcome back to our series about annuities! This time, we will be diving a little deeper into the basics of annuities. We will look at how annuities work and some important terms to concentrate on when thinking about an annuity or examining an annuity contract. First, let’s take a look at the history of annuities. They’ve been around for a very long time and have evolved over the many years.

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Annuities 101: Understanding the Misconceptions

Posted by Creekmur Wealth Advisors on 9:00 AM on August 8, 2019

Annuities can be some of the more complex and misunderstood financial products out there. Just start typing the word “annuity” into your search bar and look at the 33 million articles it presents. “Why Annuities are a Bad Idea for Almost Everyone” and “Despite What You’ve Heard, Annuities Aren’t All Badwere the two of the articles found on Google recently for an annuities search. And so, the contradictions begin.

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