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.

Retirement Planning

How Stock Market Drops Affect Your Retirement

401(k)s have become the predominant way to prepare for retirement, which leaves retirement savings exposed to market volatility. As a result, we are more sensitive to changes and drops in the markets. Knowing how stock market drops affect your retirement means it's important to protect your investments from movements in the market.

Retirement Income

Navigate Market Crashes with Retirement in Mind

The market performing poorly reminds us that we need to be cautious with the risks we take so we navigate market crashes well. Defend against recency bias by having a financial portfolio that will do what you need it to do through all kinds of market cycles.