If You Want the Golden Eggs, Don't Kill the Hen An annuity is a contract between you and an insurance company in which the company promises to make periodic payments to you, starting immediately or at some future time. Some annuity contracts provide a way to save for retirement. Others can turn your savings into a stream of retirement income. Still others do both. A fixed indexed annuity is a tax-deferred, long-term savings option that provides principal protection in a down market and opportunity for growth. It gives you more growth potential than a fixed annuity along with less risk and less potential return than a variable annuity. As part of your retirement strategy, it’s important to know that you’ve covered your core expenses – things like food, housing, health care, and taxes. But even if you’ve saved enough, over a long retirement your income may not keep pace with inflation. "Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up" Charlie Munger A Foundation For Lifetime Income The Moral of the Story: Protect Your Hen to Produce A Lifetime of Eggs but Keep in Different Baskets! Name Email Address Phone Question Thank you! Oops! 5 Ways to Stay Confident in Retirement This guide takes a critical look at the finances of retirement. It talks about health care costs, income stability, and the burden of debt and is designed to help your clients know the recipe for success in retirement. First Name Last Name Email Address Fixed Indexed Annuities (FIA) are not suitable for all investors. FIAs permit investors to participate in only a stated percentage of an increase in an index (participation rate) and may impose a maximum annual account value percentage increase. FIAs typically do not allow for participation in dividends accumulated on the securities represented by the index. Annuities are long-term, tax-deferred investment vehicles designed for retirement purposes. Withdrawals prior to 59 ½ may result in an IRS penalty, and surrender charges may apply. Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company. Are You Making the Most of Your 401(k)? In this ebook, we outline your 401(k) choices and explore critical mistakes to avoid. Download it today First Name Last Name Email Address Thank you! Oops!