Positioning Annuities in the Midst of a Volatile Stock Market

These past few months in the markets have been a roller-coaster ride, with volatility spiking and many investors feeling like they have experienced financial whiplash. With emotions running high for investors who have received some pretty discouraging December brokerage statements, we as financial advisors need to determine how we can effectively communicate to them the value of fixed indexed annuities …

Helping Our Clients Build A Stable Bridge To Retirement

By Shawn Moran Annuities are tools. I have often said that we do not sell annuities anymore than a carpenter sells a hammer. A carpenter sells the vision of a home that he will help to build … a place where his customers can grow old with the one they love, raise their children and one day play with their …

Time in vs. Timing

Update (8/22/18):  It has now been 3,453 days since the S&P 500 hit a low of 666 during the 2008 financial crisis.  This is now the longest bull run in history.  Let’s take a quick look at what happened after two other historically long bull runs. October 1990 – March 2000:  Climbed 417% before having three consecutive years of -9.1%, …

Online apps make your life easier and your clients happier!

Ever had an app returned because it wasn’t properly completed, costing you and your client time and money? Don’t lie, we’ve ALL been there. What if there was a way to make sure it never happens again? Too good to be true you say? Impossible? Better chance of the Jamaican bobsled team qualifying for the Winter Olympics (wait, that actually …

A worthy ministry and a powerful weekend

Friends, I have to share this photo from my weekend. Many of you know Tom Massebeau, and know what a great man he is. He’s not pictured here, but I spent last weekend with Tom, who is one of my great friends and business partners. Tom has been leading a prison ministry in Florida for the past 35 years, and …