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​Gold rush reality TV and marketing your practice
Article posted by Jonathan Musgrave
After watching the Discovery Channel’s "Gold Rush Alaska" religiously now for four seasons, I can’t help but see the perfect parallel between the painstaking process these miners go through to get their hands on a few pounds of precious gold and the work we do to gain new clients for our practices.

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Warren Hersch
The 2015 interest rate outlook: 7 questions answered
Article posted by Warren Hersch
LifeHealthPro Senior Editor Warren S. Hersch recently interviewed Terence Martin, director of life annuity research at Conning & Co. about the impact of the current rate environment on life insurers and the outlook for both in 2015. The following are excerpts.

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John L. Olsen, CLU, ChFC, AEP
We need a separate license for annuity salespersons
Article posted by John Olsen
​I propose that the NAIC develop and require a separate license for those who sell "complex products." No one benefits when complicated instruments are sold by those who don't understand them.

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Dan McGrath
5 reasons you need an annuity that the Motley Fool will never tell you
Article posted by Dan McGrath
Here are the five very simple reasons why, if you plan on retiring and living in retirement for longer than five years, you may want to rethink this “Foolish” advice.

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Make an annuity date with real estate right now
Article posted by Kevin Startt
Most agents who sell indexed life and annuity products remain non-securities licensed, so it is natural for the agent to gravitate towards the comforting confines of the three major crediting methods: monthly point-to-point, monthly averaging and annual point-to-point. The earliest civilizations understood the need for diversification. In addition, they understood the importance of real estate in the process. It is no surprise then that agents would begin to think about alternative indices, like real estate.

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