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  • WASHINGTON, March 15- China's Anbang Insurance Group, which is looking to buy U.S. hotel operator Starwood, has won approval from a U.S. national security panel to buy U.S. annuities and life insurer Fidelity& Guaranty Life. Fidelity& Guaranty Life said in a government filing on Tuesday that the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, had...

  • *UK watchdog looking at sales of enhanced annuities. LONDON, Feb 16- After winning billions of pounds in compensation from banks for Britons who were mis-sold insurance products on loans, some lawyers are turning their sights on British insurers. So far the numbers are small, with just 776 general complaints about annuities in 2014-2015 to Britain's Financial...

  • Investors hand over $40 million

    Hundreds of clients trusted one woman running an annuity investment business, but she was running a scam, reports CNBC's Andrea Day.

  • Retire well: How to not outlive your money

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson talks about annuities and how it will help with your retirement saving.

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    With the median account balance under $19,000, 401(k) plans are failing as a safety net. Here's what happened.

  • New Retirement Calculus Gives New Life to Tricky Annuities

    For years, Americans found a lot to dislike about annuities, calling them complicated and expensive. Though some experts say not that much has changed about the insurance product, fundamental changes in the average American's financial outlook have given new life to annuities.

  • Cash in a trap

    After suspending further contributions, Prudential Annuities will likely be paying out far less than policyholders had expected.

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    With more people worried about the finances of retirement, the concept of a guaranteed income stream for life  is gaining in popularity.

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    The government wants to make it easier for workers to convert part of their 401(k) savings into an annuity that would pay guaranteed income checks for life — no matter the ups and downs in the markets.

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    Some people who are unprepared for retirement respond with a strategy known as “Hurry-Up Offense” retirement. This entails scrambling like mad at the 11th hour to find something to live on. It’s less than ideal, but sometimes a well-planned nest egg simply doesn’t exist.

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    Ameriprise Financial examined where consumers are most confident about retirement. Many expressed a nagging sense that they hadn’t saved enough money to keep them afloat. They’re right to worry, but they still have time for corrections.

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    Withdrawing money from a retirement account can carry a high price. Besides jeopardizing long-term savings, withdrawals can incur a 10 percent penalty. Still, if you’re in a financial pinch there are some options for cracking your nest egg that are better than others.

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    The big events of our lives often carry big price tags, and even though they're usually highly anticipated, it's difficult to be fully prepared — emotionally and financially. Here's some tips.Handling life changes takes prudence and planning along with perseverance.

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    After seeing old age or illness deplete their parents life savings, more baby boomer are signing up for long-term care coverage.

  • Getting to Know Annuities

    Outlining what investors should know about annuities if they are looking for guaranteed income for life, with Jim Schlager, Moss Adams Wealth Advisors.