Jim Byrd and Biff Hamel of Safe Harbor Financial Services, LLC host a weekly radio show about retirement planning and investing. Safe Investing in the New Economy airs each week on WABF 1480 AM radio, FM Talk 106.5 radio and Fox News radio 710 WNTM. Listen to the show on the radio, or plug into the podcast on iTunes. This week’s agenda focuses on retirement planning with less risk and worry.
Fixed Annuities Are Set for a Record Year in 2018
According to Investment News Magazine, indexed annuities are having a boom year with a 23% sales increase over last year. Brokerage houses are beginning to sell more indexed annuities now. But their offerings will be very limited. Brokers can only offer the products their companies have to offer. Safe Harbor Financial represents over 100 different insurance companies so they have a much wider selection of fixed index annuities than the traditional wire house. Fixed annuities return market-like returns with no market risk. [Read more…]