Archive Monthly Archives: October 2012

Breaking News: Massmutual’s 2013 Dividend Announced

The Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company of Springfield, MA has announced its dividend payout for 2013.  Massmutual plans to pay a company record setting $1.39 billion in policy holder dividen...

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Invest in Real Estate? Why not Modified Endowment Contracts?

Sometimes I just feel like being edgy, and throwing the words invest and Modified Endowment Contract about seems like a good way to be edgy. Of course this so called “edginess” is more a testament

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009 Why Are 7702 Plans So Private?

In This Special Edition of the Financial Procast: We explore 7702 Private Plans and why are they so “private” anyway? As you may have noticed from the two other posts we've had on this topic

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What is Value Investing and How Does it Work?

First, I guess I should define value investing.  The best thing I can really do is to let you know from the beginning that I believe that being a value investor is much more of an investment style than

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008 I’m Not Feeling So Lucky

In this broadcast: -Pandit is out at Citi.  Did he quit or get fired? -Google made a booboo -A 90% market correction on its way? -Wal-Mart wants to sell you life insurance.

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Long Term Care Insurance Cost–It’s Complicated

There's little doubt you’ve read a great deal of swirling about in the media regarding Long Term Care Insurance (LTCi). And, you may be asking yourself—should I buy the coverage or not? As usual, my

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Special Announcement: Reliastar/ING Suspends Guaranteed Universal Life Products

Reliastar/ING has announced its plans to suspend all universal life products it issues that have secondary guarantees. In an announcement dated today October 17, 2012 ING cited difficult economic times

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007 The Bondex?

In this broadcast: -Did Jackson National just pull a Prudential? -Is going to Harvard worth $2 million? -Are Bonds where it's at? -The Emergency Fund Plan to end all others

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Breaking News: Jackson National Annuities Life Pulls back on Variable Annuities

Jackson National Annuities Life joined the ranks of Prudential and Metlife this week when it delivered news that is would pull back on benefits from its variable annuity products. Jackson will continue

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