Annuity Trends

July 2020: How Today’s Fixed Annuity Rates Compare

Fixed income yields are at historic lows, but there are plenty of fixed annuities offering 3%+ yield. Be sure to understand the insurer’s financial strength and that the withdrawal provisions before purchasing and make sure they fit with your intended use of the product.

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/annuity-trends/july-2020-how-todays-fixed-annuity-rates-compare/">Continued</a>

Annuity Basics

Are Fixed Annuities a Good Investment?

Fixed annuities are a good investment for those looking for a safe, tax-advantaged way to earn a guaranteed return on retirement savings needed in the near future (3 to 10 years). Fixed annuities operate very similarly to CDs. Both vehicles offer a safe way to save money, crediting higher interest rates than those available through &hellip; <a href="https://www.blueprintincome.com/resources/annuity-trends/july-2020-how-todays-fixed-annuity-rates-compare/">Continued</a>

Annuity Basics

Is an Annuity a Good Investment?

An annuity is a good investment for those looking for guaranteed income or guaranteed growth of their retirement savings that is safe from market volatility. An annuity is generally not a good investment for those who need near-term access to their money and is generally not a good investment for those looking for higher risk &hellip; <a href="https://www.blueprintincome.com/resources/annuity-trends/july-2020-how-todays-fixed-annuity-rates-compare/">Continued</a>

Annuity Basics

Are There Any Good Annuities?

Yes, there are good annuities out there, but it’s important to do your research to make sure you get one of them. Originally annuities only existed to provide a pure guarantee, whether guaranteed income or a guaranteed return. Over time, a few different types of annuities have been created with different value propositions, demoting the &hellip; <a href="https://www.blueprintincome.com/resources/annuity-trends/july-2020-how-todays-fixed-annuity-rates-compare/">Continued</a>