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Failings Of The 4% Rule- New Research

The often quoted ‘ 4% rule’ whereby a retiree’s portfolio is drawn down methodically by 4% per year, is the source of great pain in volatile markets. Blindly sticking to this withdrawal rate when markets are down exposes investors...
2015-04-15 12:11:26

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Your Retirement Bill Of Rights

January is already gone as we move further into 2015, and Presidents Day is right around the corner. Right now you might be wondering why I brought up Presidents Day. There are a few more important events that come around in February, namely...
2015-02-07 15:25:15

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Pop Up For Great Secondary Market Annuities Deals

Ground Hog day is here once again – this has to be the strangest quasi-holiday of of the year.  I really have no idea how the shadow of a rodent became a meteorological force… But one thing that is popping up over and over again are our...
2015-02-02 12:32:44

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Reading The Secondary Market Annuity Inventory Page

Reading the Secondary Market Annuities inventory page- watch this quick video to make sure you don’t; miss any details about our inventory. Click Here for the Secondary Market Annuities inventory page Sometimes people miss a few key details on...
2015-01-30 18:39:08

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Filling Out The Purchase Order For Secondary Market Annuities

How to fill in the purchase order for a Secondary Market Annuity purchase order   Click Here for more information on the Secondary Market Annuity purchase order It is important to understand the acquisition process so there are no surprises when...
2015-01-30 18:34:55

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What Are Secondary Market Annuities?

This is the quick summary of Secondary Market Annuities   In today’s yield starved world, investors have precious few options for when it comes to quality investments that offer a decent yield.  That’s why Secondary Market Annuities are...
2015-01-30 18:27:43

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Using IRAs and Other Qualified Funds With Secondary Market Annuities

It’s easy to use IRAs, 401k, or other qualified accounts to buy Secondary Market Annuities. Click Here for more info on using IRAs to buy Secondary Market Annuities There are three self directed IRA custodians we work with. Provident, IRA...
2015-01-30 18:18:08

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Is 100 the New 60?

Is 100 the new 60? That might be hard to believe. But what if it is true?? I just discovered an incredible website called ourworldindata.org and there are some shocking statistics to check out… In 1821, the average lifespan was just 29 years. 29...
2015-01-28 15:07:27

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Darryl Strawberry’s Payments- It’s Hard to Compete With Crazy

As a follow on to last week’s high drama regarding the Darryl Strawberry payments up for auction, an astute reader sent me the following article (quoted below) this morning.  The article was published just after the auction sale yesterday in...
2015-01-21 11:33:48

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The Perils Of Not Paying Taxes- Darryl Strawberry’s Payments

$8892/ Month for 20 years, for only $550,000??? A 21% effective rate of return!!?? Not so fast… There are only two certainties in life, death and taxes. And when you don’t pay your taxes, the IRS gets even, and then gets what is coming to them.
2015-01-09 14:39:49

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How I Lost All My Money- The Week Article

In recent months I’ve become a huge fan of “The Week” because the articles are quick, to the point, and cover a wide range of views on a topic.  You can get the whole spectrum of biases and analysis in just a few paragraphs. The...
2014-12-27 11:44:38

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Life Contingent Secondary Market Annuities- Part 5

Previously, (Part 4) I detailed a Life Contingent Secondary Market Annuities transaction, but I didn’t have time to talk about a key component… We talked about Jane selling a life contingent payment stream that doesn’t start for 15...
2014-11-25 12:37:14

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Buying Secondary Market Annuities – Part 4

We finished up the previous post with your first SMA, where you bought a portion of Jane’s guaranteed settlement payments. But what happens when our seller, Jane, decides to sell more payments? Read on… Now if you remember from our story...
2014-11-25 12:28:56

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Buying Secondary Market Annuities – Part 3

In the previous installment (Part 1 and Part 2) I described how a guaranteed settlement became the SMA you decide to buy. I showed you how Jane, the original annuitant, decided to sell some of her payments, and how you got notified and grabbed it....
2014-11-24 17:34:04

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From Guaranteed Payment To Secondary Market Annuity- Part 2

In episode 1, I outlined how our friend Jane won a guaranteed Structured Settlement, and what happens when she decided sell some of her payments. Today we’ll look at how her Structured Settlement payments become YOUR payments. Let’s pick...
2014-11-24 17:08:45

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Structured Settlement Annuities- How Secondary Market Annuities Are Made

This is part 1 of a 3 part story on how Secondary Market Annuities come to be. The term Secondary market annuity can mean a structured settlement, lottery payment, or an existing annuity.  What these transactions all have in common is that an...
2014-11-24 17:00:44

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5 Key Questions About Index Annuities

The National Association of Fixed Annuities (NAFA) recently held a conference and prior to the event, a useful little document was circulated.  It is a consumer facing and simple question and answer style comparison and clarification of fixed index...
2014-11-20 11:39:45

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Increasing Longevity- What If We Live To 100?

I have frequently written about longevity as being the major risk of retirement. I am not alone in highlighting this risk, as it is widely regarded as one of the primary risks in retirement among researchers like Wade Pfau and Moshe Milevsky.  And...
2014-10-01 01:36:31

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Secondary Market Annuity Rates

We had a reader complain the other day about rates on Secondary Market Annuities and his perception of a lack of liquidity on the payment stream.  Bryan replied and thought it would be a good response to publish here. Here is the response: Dear XX:...
2014-09-23 12:36:05


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