Ken Nuss

Ken Nuss

CEO / Founder, AnnuityAdvantage

Retirement-income expert Ken Nuss is the founder and CEO of AnnuityAdvantage, a leading online provider of fixed-rate, fixed-indexed and immediate-income annuities. It provides a free quote and rate comparison service. He launched the AnnuityAdvantage website in 1999 to help people looking for their best options in principal-protected annuities.

Ken is widely recognized as a leading annuity expert. He's written articles for many publications and has been quoted in national newspapers and magazines. He holds insurance licenses in all 50 states. Ken first entered the financial services industry in 1986. Prior to launching AnnuityAdvantage, he was an investment representative with a full-service brokerage firm.

Phone: 800.239.0356
E-mail: info@annuityadvantage.com
Website: www.annuityadvantage.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AnnuityAdvantage
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/2916437

A Key to Spending without Worry in Retirement: Longevity Insurance
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A Key to Spending without Worry in Retirement: Longevity Insurance

This special type of annuity kicks in with a reliable income stream beginning at age 80 or 85 – meaning your savings only need to get you that far, no…
July 19, 2021
How to Beat Inflation and Reduce Risk at the Same Time
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How to Beat Inflation and Reduce Risk at the Same Time

Retirees and pre-retirees are vulnerable to both market losses and inflation, so what can they do? Start by splitting your savings among three buckets…
July 7, 2021
Market Plunge During Early Years of Retirement Can Cause Portfolio Death Spiral
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Market Plunge During Early Years of Retirement Can Cause Portfolio Death Spiral

Withdrawing money from a falling portfolio can be deadly for retirees. To guard against that, you might want to consider the guaranteed payments that …
May 31, 2021
How to Offset Lower Social Security Benefits When a Spouse Dies
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How to Offset Lower Social Security Benefits When a Spouse Dies

When one spouse dies, the other may see a big chunk of their Social Security income disappear. Joint annuities could help fill that gap.
May 27, 2021
Is an Annuity a Good Choice for You? Questions to Ask
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Is an Annuity a Good Choice for You? Questions to Ask

Find out if you’re a good candidate for an annuity, and if so, which kind you might want to consider.
May 10, 2021
Waiting for Fixed Annuity Rates to Rise Doesn’t Pay
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Waiting for Fixed Annuity Rates to Rise Doesn’t Pay

If you like the guaranteed rates and tax deferral that fixed annuities offer, but you want to wait because you’re hoping rates will improve, think aga…
April 25, 2021
This Often-Overlooked Way to Fund Your Roth IRA Has Many Advantages
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This Often-Overlooked Way to Fund Your Roth IRA Has Many Advantages

A Roth annuity can create tax-free lifetime income during retirement or reduce your risk while saving for retirement.
April 8, 2021
One Beneficiary Mistake You Really Don’t Want to Make
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One Beneficiary Mistake You Really Don’t Want to Make

Per capita or per stirpes? Ensure fairness across generations by choosing the right annuity or life insurance distribution method for your beneficiari…
March 23, 2021
How Savers Can Earn More on Their Money, and Do It Safely
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How Savers Can Earn More on Their Money, and Do It Safely

With interest rates perpetually doing the limbo (how low can they go?), here are three different types of fixed annuities that can be good alternative…
February 24, 2021
How Annuities Are Taxed
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How Annuities Are Taxed

Annuities offer powerful tax advantages, and a few (avoidable) pitfalls. How to cut your taxes and avoid surprises.
February 12, 2021
Annuities Just May Be the Broccoli of Retirement Planning
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Annuities Just May Be the Broccoli of Retirement Planning

Deferred income annuities are good for your long-term retirement health, but most people still don’t seem to crave them. But if you want to quit worry…
February 4, 2021
Retirees with a Guaranteed Income Are Happier, Live Longer
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Retirees with a Guaranteed Income Are Happier, Live Longer

Everyone with savings can secure a lifetime income, and that goes a long way toward peace of mind in retirement.
December 24, 2020
Review Your Finances Now to Keep on Track in 2021
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Review Your Finances Now to Keep on Track in 2021

A year-end review helps you cut taxes, build retirement savings, rebalance your portfolio and earn more interest.
December 14, 2020
Turned off by Low CD Rates? Consider a Fixed Annuity
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Turned off by Low CD Rates? Consider a Fixed Annuity

CD rates are under 1%, but comparable annuities can pay more than 2% to 3% guaranteed and tax-deferred.
November 27, 2020
Remove Financial Worries from Retirement with a Do-It-Yourself Pension
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Remove Financial Worries from Retirement with a Do-It-Yourself Pension

An annuity can yield guaranteed lifetime income — a private pension that can help you sleep at night.
November 4, 2020
How to Pick an Indexed Annuity
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How to Pick an Indexed Annuity

To help choose the right fixed indexed annuity for you, first decide which of these three main goals you have in mind. Identifying your top priority c…
October 5, 2020
Are Bonds Passé?
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Are Bonds Passé?

Not quite, but annuities can provide more income, plus tax advantages and longevity insurance.
September 2, 2020
Shrink Your RMDs in 2021 and Beyond
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Shrink Your RMDs in 2021 and Beyond

QLACs are a special type of annuity that lets you cut RMDs from your IRAs next year and beyond, reduce the taxes you pay and guarantee more lifetime …
August 6, 2020
Pension or Lump Sum? Compare Payouts and Options Before You Decide
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Pension or Lump Sum? Compare Payouts and Options Before You Decide

If you’re eligible for a pension, congratulations. However, you may be able to do better than just taking what you’re offered.
July 20, 2020
Is an Immediate Annuity for You?
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Is an Immediate Annuity for You?

Before buying, ask some key questions to learn exactly what you’re getting and how this type of annuity can create reliable retirement income.
July 10, 2020
Thinking of Buying a Fixed Annuity? Ask These Questions First
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Thinking of Buying a Fixed Annuity? Ask These Questions First

Of all the types of annuities out there, a fixed annuity is the one that's most straightforward. Is it the one that's right for you?
June 8, 2020
12 Things You Didn't Know About Annuities
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12 Things You Didn't Know About Annuities

Oftentimes when it comes to retirement, you don’t know what you don’t know. See if what you know about annuities is correct. You might be surprised.
June 5, 2020
Shelter from the Storm: Safe, 'Boring' Financial Products Are Exciting Today
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Shelter from the Storm: Safe, 'Boring' Financial Products Are Exciting Today

That's especially true for people in their 60s and older. Those looking to earn a little more than what's offered by U.S. Treasury bonds and CDs might…
May 6, 2020
How the SECURE Act Fits into Your Retirement Plan
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How the SECURE Act Fits into Your Retirement Plan

A couple of its key features are designed to help people save more for retirement. That's a good thing, considering that Social Security benefits may …
May 1, 2020
Covering Your Monthly Expenses in Retirement: Estimate Them, Then Secure Your Income
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Covering Your Monthly Expenses in Retirement: Estimate Them, Then Secure Your Income

The best way to make sure you have enough money to last you through retirement is to focus on the income you need to support yourself, rather than the…
April 27, 2020
Inheriting an Annuity? Here’s a Little-Known Way to Stretch Its Tax Benefits
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Inheriting an Annuity? Here’s a Little-Known Way to Stretch Its Tax Benefits

There are a few different ways beneficiaries of annuities can claim their inheritance. One you might not have heard of is called an "annuity stretch."…
March 9, 2020
Should You Buy an Annuity for Your Grandchild?
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Should You Buy an Annuity for Your Grandchild?

There are plenty of ways to leave a legacy, but a deferred income annuity is one creative option that offers guaranteed payments and tax advantages.
February 10, 2020