Why You Should Start Paying Attention to Fixed Index Annuities

In the simplest possible terms, a fixed index annuity is a tax-favored product that is offered by an insurance company. Instead of tying annual growth to an interest rate as is true with other investment opportunities, here your growth is measured against a stock...

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What to Look for in a Quality Investment

The chasm between an investment and a quality investment is far deeper than people realize - especially those who are just now starting to think about important life events like retirement. If you truly want to make sure you pick more of the latter and as few of the...

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Why Risk Tolerance Matters More to Investing Than You Think

There are a lot of different things that people will tell you to "look for" when it comes to picking investments. Most of them are outward-facing, meaning that they're concerned with the investment itself. The most critical, however, requires you to look inward - and...

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Owning an MYGA: What They Are and Why They Matter

At its core, a MYGA (also commonly called a multi-year guaranteed annuity) is a very particular type of fixed annuity with an interest rate that is applied to invested funds for multiple years in a row - hence the name. In a lot of ways, they're not too dissimilar to...

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