Annuity Basics

Can You Lose Money In An Annuity? Know These Two Things To Figure It Out

There are two things you need to know if you’re an annuity owner or considering a purchase if you want to understand whether you can lose money. First, what kind of annuity do you own or are you considering purchasing? Second, what is the financial strength rating of the insurer?

Inside Blueprint Income

Q&A with American Life CEOs Michael Salem and Mike Minnich

American Life (AM Best: B++) is currently offering the most competitive fixed annuity rates on the Blueprint Income platform. While just about every other insurer cut rates in March, American Life actually increased its rates. American Life is 60 years old, but, under new ownership, the company has refocused on leveraging modern technology to deliver &hellip; <a href="https://www.blueprintincome.com/resources/all-articles/">Continued</a>

Annuity Trends

Bond Yields Hit All-Time Lows

The drop in US and global stock markets in response to the coronavirus has made it one of the worst weeks in stock market history. It’s best practice to make sure your portfolio is prepared to handle a wide variety of market stresses, and buying guaranteed retirement income or a guaranteed return annuity is strongly worth considering across all market scenarios.

Retirement Planning

Can I Retire?

Figure out if you've saved enough to support your retirement with Blueprint Income's 'Can I Retire' tool.

Retirement 101

January 2020: Annuity Rates and Market Update

Payouts on income annuities were down slightly in December as the pricing for some of the top insurers on our platform decreased. The bond market was mostly unchanged month-over-month. Top fixed annuity payouts held steady.