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Old 06-04-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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Article - Annuities: Good, Bad, or Ugly?

Mel Lindauer of Bogleheads fame has started a six article series on annuities in his "The Bogleheads View" column at Forbes.

Annuities: Good, Bad Or Ugly? - Forbes.com

The first article gets into the basics, "What is an annuity?", kinds of annuities, fees associated with annuities, and the wonders of variable annuities.

This looks to be a keeper!
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Frequently, when annuities are being discussed, insurance agents show up on the forum to defend their annuity products.
No, that never happens......
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He had a lot of false facts in the article, I think he is confusing VAs with EIA's..........

I don't know of any VAs that have 15 year surrender periods, but I digress..........
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He had a lot of false facts in the article, I think he is confusing VAs with EIA's..........

I don't know of any VAs that have 15 year surrender periods, but I digress..........

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Frequently, when annuities are being discussed, insurance agents show up on the forum to defend their annuity products.
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He had a lot of false facts in the article, I think he is confusing VAs with EIA's..........

I don't know of any VAs that have 15 year surrender periods, but I digress..........
No comments on the Forbes article yet, but The Usual Suspects are posting followups on the thread Mel started at bogleheads.org.

Bogleheads :: View topic - Mel's Forbes Series on Annuities - Part 1 of 6

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