Friday, October 19, 2007


Think Twice About Equity-Indexed Annuities

These may not be the best bets for your mom and dad.

If you've ever heard of equity-indexed annuities (EIAs), there's a good chance you did so from your mom or dad. And there's a good chance they learned about them at a "free seminar." I know that that's how I first heard about them. My dad enjoyed the free meal and the sales pitch (er... seminar), but told me he was skeptical about the EIA he was being pitched. He understood that this particular EIA would put a cap on his potential gains. Well, it turns out dad may have been more right than he realized...

MSNBC: Think Twice About Equity-Indexed Annuities

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