Why Americans Talk Themselves Out of Retirement Security

Who wouldn’t love a stream of guaranteed income in retirement? No one, of course. But many retirees are ruling out a prime source, fixed annuities, based on bad information.

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When it comes to retirement planning, 56% of Americans say guaranteed income is their top priority, according to a 2017 study by TIAA-CREF. Another 22% want to ensure their savings are safe, regardless of what happens in the market.

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Michael Tove, CEP, RFC
President, AIN Services

Michael Tove, Ph.D., CEP, RFC, is a Certified Estate Planner and Registered Financial Consultant and founder of AIN Services, an independent multifaceted financial, estate and retirement planning agency located in Cary, North Carolina.