Category Archives: Investments

WTDirect Gives New Customers a Bank Bonus of up to $500

Long before I started blogging, I used to chase bank bonuses and deals, but with the downturn in interest rates they have been difficult to find.  But I was contacted about a new one from WT Direct! What is WTDirect? According to their Website WTDirect is a wholly owned subsidary of Wilmington Trust Company, a company

Be Careful When Attempting Faith Based Investing

Faith Based Investing is starting to get some press and investment companies are hearing the call, creating funds to meet that demand.  While I am Christian (Greek Orthodox to be exact) I am not a hardcore religious guy, so I don’t really get the desire to have a faith based portfolio, but more importantly, I don’t think

What are Deferred Annuities? Fixed vs. Variable Deferred Annuities

What are Deferred Annuities? Fixed vs. Variable Deferred Annuities

Annuities are easy to understand.  I already introduced the simple single premium annuity but like most things in life it gets a little bit more sophisticated.  Notice that I say sophisticated not complicated; Deferred Annuities are easy if you look at them the way I do!  There are zealots on both sides of Deferred annuities, I

What are Annuities? An Introduction to Immediate Annuities

What are Annuities? An Introduction to Immediate Annuities

Understanding Annuities makes it easier for you to make an informed decision rather than just listening to an advisor or worse a talking head on television.  Annuities often bring up strong emotions when they really shouldn’t, it is nothing more than a financial product often issued by insurance companies.  The definition of an annuity is

Asset Aggregation May Be Just as Important as Asset Diversification or Allocation

Asset Aggregation May Be Just as Important as Asset Diversification or Allocation

If asked for your own example of customer loyalty, what would you give? Free months of phone service, flight upgrades to first-class, special hotel accommodations?  Most would probably think along the lines of a consumer, yet investments are an often overlooked area. A while back, the local supermarket ran a promotion with Cuisinart. Collecting “points”