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.

Annuity Basics

Recent Fed Moves and Their Impact on Annuity Pricing

Annuity rates didn’t really budge in August. But given the declines in bond yields, that’s actually a good thing and means that annuity pricing might soon decline. If you’re thinking about making an annuity purchase before the end of the year, now is an attractive time to do it.

Annuity Basics

Impact of the Fed’s Interest Rate Increase on Annuity Rates

The Federal Reserve recently raised short term interest rates by 0.25%, but how does this impact annuity payouts? Learn what factors, in addition to changes in interest rates, can affect your annuity payout.

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.

Insurance Companies

Insurer Spotlight: Penn Mutual Annuities and Company Basics

Penn Mutual, founded in 1847, is one of the annuity providers on Blueprint Income's platform.

Insurance Companies

Insurer Spotlight: Western & Southern (Integrity) Annuities and Company Basics

Western & Southern (Integrity), founded in 1888, is one of the annuity providers on Blueprint Income's platform.

Insurance Companies

Insurer Spotlight: Protective Life Annuities and Company Basics

Protective Life, founded in 1907, is one of the annuity providers on Blueprint Income's platform.

Insurance Companies

Insurer Spotlight: Pacific Life Annuities and Company Basics

Pacific Life, founded in 1868, is one of the annuity providers on Blueprint Income's platform.

The Personal Pension

5 Reasons Why Annuities Without Cash Value Is Best

Annuities without cash value, a.k.a. income annuities, offer you protection from running out of money by providing guaranteed retirement income. These are the 5 reasons why income annuities are the best option for your retirement plan.