Annuities, structured settlements, long-term investing and retirement saving can be complex topics. So we put together a collection of Internet resources that can serve as an information base or financial literacy overview for your research and planning needs. These sites can help you understand:
- Differences between the primary and secondary annuity markets
- Information about how annuities are regulated
- What insurance options are available for you and your family
- Advice about retirement planning
- The cost of annuity taxes
- Increasing access to financial assistance
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority offers a six-part series explaining the types of annuities and how your personal needs should inform your decision on buying an annuity.
Stan the Annuity Man blogs about annuities and provides financial advice in regard to annuities.
The Texas Department of Insurance guides you through selecting your first annuity, explaining premiums and taxes for annuities.
People looking to buy secondary market annuities can invest and learn about buying options here.
Discover the benefits and risks of purchasing secondary market annuities.
Insurance professionals provide advice for finding an annuity buyer and the advantages of selling payments.
Are you an insurance or financial advising professional? This site can direct you through the latest trends in the insurance sales industry.
Discover how long-term care and disability insurance can be beneficial and affordable for you and your family.
Find out whether or not a long-term care insurance policy would be good for you from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
This non-profit organization offers access to special discounts, job searching guidance, health care info, social security planning and other types of retirement planning tools.
This government-provided resource guides you through information on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and more.
Find information on retirement communities, senior housing, and places to retire.
The National Retirement Planning Coalition offers educational tools for comprehensive retirement planning that meets your lifestyle needs.
Annuity basics from types, tax benefits and fees to holding an annuity in your IRA. Reviews of fixed, variable, equity-indexed, immediate and longevity annuities.
Paying for Retirement
This site run by the Social Security Administration allows you to evaluate how much your future Social Security payments will be. Also provides links to other benefit calculators.
Calculator for converting or rolling over IRAs. Also, find calculators for investments, savings and estimating future expenses.
Learn how contingency fees are paid for some cases resolved with structured settlement agreements.
Helpful explanation of annuity contract transfer along with tips concerning lump sum distributions.
A non-for-profit organization providing retirement solutions. Read about the federal taxation of annuities.
Advice regarding taxation for annuity distributions and withdrawals from Ameriprise Financial firm.
Information on structured settlement benefits, and updates on congressional and state legislation relating to the insurance industry.
Information on annuities and securities gathered and presented to protect investors.
Make sure that annuity sales professionals practice ethical marketing habits.
Learn about the standards and best practices of state insurance regulators.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority can give you background information on an individual broker or firm you are considering doing business with.