An Annuity Can Help Restore Your Confidence in Retirement

A steady stream of income can give retirees worried about stock market downturns a reassuring sense of stability.

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Sometimes we forget just how fragile a nest egg can be.

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Gerry Dougherty, Investment Adviser
Founder & President, Boston Independence Group Inc.

Gerry Dougherty is the founder and president of Boston Independence Group Inc. He is an Investment Adviser Representative and a licensed insurance professional. He has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and holds a certificate in Financial Management and Leadership from The American College and Pennsylvania State University. He hosts a weekly radio show called "Uncomplicated Money" and recently published his first book, Uncomplicated Money: Retirement Is Within Reach.