‘Old People with Attitude and Expectations’

Boomers hope for a long and feisty retirement. But at the Longevity 5 conference in Manhattan last month, experts saw global aging as a threat almost as great as global warming.

‘SIMON’ Makes Indexed Annuities Simpler

Originally a platform for distributing structured notes to broker-dealers, SIMON is adding index-linked annuities to its product suite. Prudential is both an investor and, as of today, a product provider.

Annuities and the Charles Schwab Deal

Most of the annuities now on the Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade platforms are offered by mutual or foreign-owned life insurers. Lincoln Financial is the sole exception.
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Let’s Look at Your Telomeres

These loss-leaders at the ends of chromosomes, which help determine our longevity, were the basis for this week's Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Presidential’s New Campaign

Presidential Life has engineered a two-tier income annuity where the first annuitant receives benefits for life but the survivor receives income for a period certain or for life, whichever is less.
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