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Are investment-linked annuities right for you?

What are investment-linked annuities and are they the essential retirement planning tool? Annuity rates have fallen continuously over the last 20 years to reach their lowest level ever. This fall has been driven by...

Don’t Leap at Annuity Buyback Offers

They make sense for insurers. But holders of older variable contracts might do better to sit tight.   Thousands of consumers who paid for lifetime-income guarantees when they purchased the retirement products known as...

You Bought an Annuity. Now What?

Getting a guaranteed income stream could give you the freedom to take a little more risk elsewhere.   By DORIANNE PERRUCCI For those concerned they might outlive their assets, annuities can provide a guaranteed income...

Scrounging for Income

photo by Mick Wiggins   Yield-starved investors can take on too much risk. Here’s a better course.   By MICHAEL A. POLLOCK   Investors are desperate to get more income out of their mutual funds....

Forever and Ever

Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?   The “immortal jellyfish” can transform itself back into a polyp and begin life anew. By NATHANIEL RICH Published: November 28, 2012  After more than 4,000 years...