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Fee-based solution is offered in 3-, 5-, or 7-year duration To help meet growing demand among RIAs, our partners at Midland National Life Insurance Company (Midland National) launched a new Multi-Year Guarantee Annuity (MYGA) named Oak ADVantageSM. This new advisory MYGA has been designed specifically with RIAs in mind and is available on the RetireOne...
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Zero-commission solution is offered in 3- and 5-year duration Midwest Holding subsidiary American Life has launched their first-ever Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuity (MYGA) for the RIA market. American Life consulted with financial advisors about the kinds of annuity products they want access to, and they identified a “fast-growing demand for MYGA products tailored to Registered Investment...
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Grow Your Business by Focusing on Others Business Networking International (or BNI), a networking organization with more than 3700 chapters in the United States alone, has a motto: “Givers Gain.” The basic principle is that, when you approach networking from the perspective of what it can do for you, you’re unlikely to get much out...
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RetireOne News and Notes – 4th Quarter – 2020 Surviving 2020, Introducing IndexMax ADVSM, Advisor Collaboration Lab Thank You, New Advisor Portal, Retire One: Peas and Mushrooms, and Bearing Witness We are in this liminal space now as we await the restoration of some normalcy to the planet. November announcements of the remarkable efficacy of the...
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Sandstone flowing
TIAA announced the addition of seven new Vanguard Subaccounts to their Intelligent Variable Annuity® fund lineup, effective May 1, 2020. This will increase the Intelligent Variable Annuity’s offerings to 65 funds from 20 highly regarded investment management firms including Vanguard, DFA, TIAA-CREF, PIMCO, and T Rowe Price. The Intelligent Variable Annuity is a low-cost, fee-based...
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Franklin in Mask
The unexpected Gift of Social Distancing The age of social distancing has given me an unexpected gift. I’ve found that I actually have some extra time on my (very clean) hands every day. Aside from the home schooling (math is my strong suit), there’s nothing new that’s been added to my plate. I do mostly...
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Volatility
Markets reacted terribly to news of the Corona Virus hitting American shores last week. Stocks suffered their largest weekly loss since 2008. Antsy, nervous, excited—whatever you want to call it—folks are on the defensive. Markets are volatile. But where can they, especially retirees, find shelter? Conventional wisdom says that retirees should shoulder less risk by...
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Choice
In a recent InsuranceNewsNet article writer Katie Thompson cites a 2018 Global Atlantic survey that confirms what we’ve learned over the course of the last few years: Financial Advisors prefer to work with a platform of multiple annuity solutions from multiple providers. Indeed, an overwhelming 96% of respondents to the survey indicated that they would...
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1099
A recent private letter ruling (“PLR”) offers tax relief for the annuity-owning clients of registered investment advisors. Issued by the IRS in August, the ruling allows fee-based advisors who manage client assets in non-qualified annuities to bill from them directly without creating a taxable event. Because of the positive impact on client experiences, many financial...
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