Retirement Planning

Finding the Right Financial Product for Your Retirement Objectives

Planning for your retirement can be broken down into three primary objectives: liquidity, growth, and income. There are different financial products to use to meet each of those needs.

Annuity Basics

Stocks Lose 7% in October While Annuity Rates Continue to Rise

There are warning signs building that the 8-10% average market returns we’ve experienced over the last decade likely are not here to stay. The guaranteed 4%+ growth of most top-paying fixed annuities are starting to look more attractive.

Retirement Income

What Should I Do with My Fixed Annuity at Maturity?

A summary of the different options you have when your fixed annuity matures.

Inside Blueprint Income

Blueprint Income Launches Fixed Annuity Marketplace

Easy and free access to the marketplace of simple, fixed annuities for consumers. The platform provides real-time fixed annuity rates from 25+ insurers, native digital application with automation-assisted suitability review and eSignature capabilities.

Retirement Income

Tips When Buying a Fixed Annuity

The answers to the most important questions for when buying a fixed annuity.

Retirement Income

Should You Buy a Fixed Annuity?

A fixed annuity provides a safe, tax-advantaged way to earn a good return on savings needed in the near future, similar to a CD. We’ve created this quick checklist so you can know if a fixed annuity is a good fit for you.

Retirement Income

The Pros and Cons of a Fixed Annuity

Fixed annuities have several financial benefits to help make retirement planning simpler, but also have some drawbacks. Find out what a fixed annuity has to offer before you purchase.

Retirement Income

Customizing Your Fixed Annuity

There are many features you can add to your fixed annuity so it best fits your needs. We’ve broken down the options you can select to customize your fixed annuity.

Annuity Basics

The Yield Curve Is Flattening — Here’s What It Means for Annuities

A flattening yield curve (one where the difference between short-term and long-term Treasury yields is smaller than usual) suggests two annuity buying strategies. Either buy a fixed rate annuity now, and wait for rates to rise before buying an income annuity. Or, start buying income now but do so in small pieces over time.

Insurance Companies

Insurer Spotlight: American National Annuities and Company Basics

American National, founded in 1905, is one of the annuity providers on Blueprint Income's platform.