I must say I was somewhat surprised by the reaction from the advisory community in regard to my recent articles about index and guaranteed annuities. I received some expected feedback from those who strongly disagreed with my views, while also getting many positive comments from fiduciary advisors who see the same factual logic I illustrated in these past articles relative to annuities. The discussion has obviously touched a nerve.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” -Winston Churchill.
“If it doesn't make sense, it's usually not true.” ― Judge Judy Sheindlin I hear all the time from diehard investors and salesmen of annuity products that “the stock market is nothing more than rolling the dice at Vegas!”
In May, Andy was invited to give a presentation to the UAB Dental and Periodontal Residents regarding financial tips and information beneficial to decisions they will face, both personal and professional, once they are out of school and working. Among the topics Andy explained were how to choose a mortgage and the options and benefits associated with each of them, seeking partnerships, evaluating partnership offers, investing for their future and smart decision making from the beginning. The students