Annuities as lifeboats for lifetime income

Posted on October 5, 2010 by Bill Faiferlick

Annuities: What are they? Are they beneficial? Why they need to be an integral part of your retirement planning strategy? For decades misinformation has plagued annuities. CPAs are frequently stringent opponents of annuities, yet countries worldwide are requiring citizens to include annuities as a portion of their overall retirement investment portfolio. This show will reveal truths and realties about annuities and the undisputable value they provide as Americans struggle to adequately plan for retirement.

Brian H. Ashe, President Brian Ashe and Associates, US

Brian H. Ashe, CLU is President of Brian Ashe and Associates, Ltd. He has been in the insurance and investment business since 1969, assisting clients with life, health, disability, annuity and equity products. His work is concentrated in estate conservation, retirement planning, employee benefits and business insurance strategies. His articles and comments have appeared in the Wall Street Journal,, America On-line, Money Magazine, Redbook magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Crains Chicago Business, Smart Money, Better Homes and Gardens, Life Insurance Selling, the Dallas Morning News, Pittsburg Post-Gazette, the National Underwriter and Life and Health Insurance Sales. Over 60 radio stations and 95 television stations, including CNN, have broadcast interviews with Brian on financial planning matters in the US and around the world. Brian is the president of the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. He resides in Naperville, Illinois.