At ‘Spirit on Lake,’ Gay Retirees Find Community

Lucretia Kirby (above) and other LGBT residents of a Minneapolis apartment building celebrated the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. This article, from the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council, first appeared at

The Sacrificial Payroll Tax

Idle talk about suspending the payroll tax is making 'blue' Senators blue. We get answers from Social Security expert Eugene Steuerle of the Urban Institute.

An Income-Generating ‘Collar’

Using a 'protective net-credit collar,' the Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF has distributed monthly income at an annual rate of 7.88% in 2020, while appreciating 10%. Is there a catch?

Life Insurers’ Bermuda Triangle, Part II

The humble fixed indexed annuity is at the center of the restructuring hurricane that has swept through the life insurance industry in recent years. We bring you the second article in a series on the topic.

For B-Ds, Independence May Prove Confining

Our guest columnist is founder and CEO of Wealth2k, a Boston-area firm provider of digital platforms for advisors who use its Income for Life Model retirement planning system.

New whitepaper attacks DOL conflict-of-interest proposal

“If the rule is enacted as written,” write Jack Marrion and Kim O'Brien, “it will cause a severe disruption for many securities brokers and dealers but will be devastating for those who sell annuities and those who want to buy annuities."