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Larry Klein
The only skill you need to become successful
Article posted by Larry Klein
Life is simple. The only skill you really need: The knowledge of how to gain knowledge.

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kstartt
Is it déjà vu for bonds all over again?
Article posted by Kevin Startt
With the bulk of 78 million baby boomers set to retire over the next 10 years, the next uptick in interest rates will be much different for holders of life and annuity contracts than ever before. Yogi Berra’s infamous quote should remind indexed annuity and life holders of the trouncing that bond holders took in 1994 and 1970s: "It's déjà vu all over again."

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David Shields
5 ways to take advantage of the iPad to write business
Article posted by David Shields
Here are five ways to take advantage of the iPad for business that you never would have thought possible before.

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Annuity regulation >>

Roccy Defrancesco
Colorado bans use of the word "safe" in life and annuity advertising
Article posted by Roccy DeFrancesco
Marketing is becoming more and more of a compliance nightmare, and the Colorado ban on the word “safe” is the next in what I think will be a long list of hurdles advisors are going to have to deal with in the coming years.

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Variable annuities >>

kstartt
The insanity in indexed annuity sales growth
Article posted by Kevin Startt
If the definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over and expecting different results, then Einstein would have to challenge the hypothesis today of many indexed annuity (FIA) and indexed life sales (IUL) agents. The U.S. markets have gone up over 140 percent for the last five years, yet indexed annuity and life agents, in many cases, are still allocating clients' index crediting based on 2009 prices.

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