Annuities are complicated products that often cause much confusion for annuity owners, let alone their beneficiaries. There can be significant tax consequences associated with the inheritance of an annuity held in a non-qualified account that can substantially impact the total dollars received by a non-spouse beneficiary. If you are the beneficiary of an annuity, there…Details
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"The terms “stock market” and “economy” are often used interchangeably, but they are not one in the same. Perhaps this has never been more evident than over the past several months. The state of the economy, according to most measures, is bleak, with economic activity contracting, an unemployment rate of more than 10%, and an expected decline in corporate earnings of 45% as compared to a year ago. Yet, the S&P 500 recorded its best quarter in more than two decades. How do we make sense of this? "
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