As a math geek financial analyst, I started my blog to focus mostly on market research and economic analysis. However, I started getting questions about annuities on a regular basis and the nerdy investigator side of me started breaking them down in intricate detail, revealing the true pros and cons.
Evidently this type of annuity analysis is hard to find?
Alas my regular features on the most recommended annuities in the US. So far they’ve been a real hit. Here’s just one of the many emails I’ve gotten thanking me for the reviews:
…BTW, what you are doing with your blog in objectively analyzing these things (annuities) is incredibly valuable– I could find nothing else like it on the internet– a lot of anti-annuity stuff and pro-annuity stuff, but nothing unbiased nor seriously analyzing the data.
If you have the time for this kind of work, I think your blog will really catch on (if it hasn’t already). Thanks.
Getting notes like that makes it all worthwhile!
Complete Annuity Reviews, Including Detailed Testing of Realistic Return Expectations [with videos too!]
Here is a list of all the annuities I’ve reviewed so you can easily find the annuity you are researching:
Security Benefit Secure Income Annuity
Security Benefit Total Value Annuity
Aviva Balanced Allocation Annuity 12
Allianz Alterity Variable Annuity
Allianz MasterDex X Annuity
Allianz Vision Variable Annuity (with Income Protector Rider)
If you’re doing some research and would like to see a truly independent, objective, detailed, and extremely geeky review of a particular annuity just contact me and I’ll see what I can whip up.
In these reviews I cover all the stuff the salespeople tell you… and then tell you how the annuity really works. Most people find the sales stories, and the facts, are very different. Hybrid Annuities, CD type annuities, Variable annuities, Index annuities, etc – they’re all covered.