Invest On Annuities- The Best Solution For Your Retirement

By Maria Parker

Investing your hard earned money on annuities can be a very good option for you because such an income guarantees you a regular income. You can also say that an annuity is a set of equal payments that you have to make during the specific time period. Annuities are issued by various financial institutions and big organizations. These institutions collect money from an individual in the form of annuities and then upon annuitization this money is paid back of the investor in lump sum.

Investing on annuities can be a very profitable venture for you because through this way you can easily save a large amount of money for your retirement. If you want you can also take life annuities because they are highly beneficial for you. With the help of life annuities you would get a guaranteed regular income as long as you are alive.

In this article I would mainly like to tell you about some advantages of investing your money on annuities.

Safe investment

Annuity is just the opposite of an insurance policy. They guarantee you a regular payment for a specific time period. If you have invested your money on life annuities then you would surely get equal payment on a regular basis for the rest of your life. An annuity does not offer you life insurance cover but it surely provides you a regular income for a specified period of time.

Terms used in an annuity investment

1. The person who has undertaken the investment is known as an Annuitant. 2. Premium is the amount of money that the Annuitant receives for a specified period of time. 3. The person who enters into an annuity contract with the Annuitant is known as the owner. 4. Beneficiary is the person who receives the monthly payments after the death of the Annuitant.

Benefit of investing money on annuities

There are various advantages of investing your money on annuities. Some of them are mentioned below: 1. You will get a regular income for the rest of your life if you have taken a life annuity. 2. After your death your Beneficiary will receive the payments until the expiry of the term.

Annuity and retirement

Annuity is a very good investment tool with the help of which you can really save a large amount of money for your retirement. This investment guarantees you a regular sum of money for a specified time span.

I am sure this article would certainly provide you all the essential information about annuity investment. - 29970

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The Numerous Services Provided By Your Nearest Phoenix Handyman

By Michelle Jones

Phoenix is of course a desert city, so it gets hot. And with the heat comes the need for all sorts of gadgets and apparatus that people in cooler climates seldom use: air conditioners and shade ports, stick-on window tinting and garden wells are just a few of these. If you are not a very handy person, sooner or later you are going to need the services of your local Phoenix handyman.

A handy man is a blessing created by nature to make things just that little less hard for the rest of us. You will never fully understand the truth of this until you try to hang a door one day and after three days the door is full of holes, the hinges are all broken and the door frame will never be quite the same again. When you eventually phone the handyman, watch how he works. How completely effortless he makes this extremely complicated task look.

These guys are not educated at Harvard Business School. Neither are they coached by lifestyle coaches working from plush boardrooms. They are born with skills and knowledge that the rest of us can only dream about. It's like their hands instinctively know how to handle a hammer and a drill, a pair of pliers and a screw driver. It's no use even trying to emulate them ' you will only make a fool of yourself.

Many of these Phoenix handymen are also qualified electricians, plumbers and painting contractors. There is almost nothing in and around the home that they can not install or fix.

If you bought an assemble-it-yourself dining room table that nobody in the family can figure out how to put together, your handyman will do it in a jiffy.

The average Phoenix handyman provides such an array of services that for an outsider it will always be hard to understand how one person can know so much about so many things. Most of the time you will also be pleasantly surprised when the bill arrives ' another reason for you to rather use one of these guys next time rather than waste a couple of days trying to do it on your own. - 29970

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Seven Things You Should Know About Your Insurance Policy

By Chase Speegle

Car/Auto Insurance If you have been carrying the same coverage amounts for several years, you should re-evaluate your current policy. You may be able to save money at this very moment. An agent can also help you save money with auto discounts if you are a safe driver, or if your teenage driver has good grades, for example. Quality auto insurance is an important component of a sound financial plan. Protecting your assets when the unexpected happens is what the right coverage should do. New innovative features like accident forgiveness, deductible rewards, safe driving bonus, and new car replacement provide greater protection and bonus rewards from the start.

Home Insurance Settling down in a home with your family does not mean your insurance needs are settled. Actually, they are frequently in need of adjustments. Your insurance policies should keep up with your ever-changing protection requirements. At first, basic coverage will help prepare you for any unexpected loss or damage while also laying out a valuable safety net for your property investment. As years pass, and you continue to invest in your home with renovations, these home improvement projects may warrant a review of your earlier coverage selections. New valuables inside the home may also require added protection. There is no place like home, so ensuring your abode and possessions are protected in the case of unfortunate events should be one of your priorities, Make sure you choose an agent that understands what is most important to their community's homeowners.

Condo Insurance A good agent can help condominium owners find the right balance between individual property owner coverage and fellow condo owner protection. As a condo owner, you need to be aware of your individual as well as your common insurance needs. Individually, your personal property needs protection, while you also need coverage for liabilities and additional assessment fees. Building upkeep and common liabilities are items shared among all condo owners. Your agent will be able to help you understand what coverage you need to build your safety net. If you are having problems with your home owners association there are law firms that can help with condo law

Renter's Insurance Renter's policies protect personal property the same way as home insurance. They cover clothes, CDs, technology, jewelry, and other valuables. Do you know what your landlord's insurance policy is? You may be surprised that your landlord may not be held responsible for any damages caused by fire, flood, vandalism, or burglary. Even in the case of an accidental injury in your apartment, you may be held liable, not your landlord. Good news is it costs a little to protect a lot. About 50 cents a day can help buy renter's insurance. Just ask your agent what level of coverage is right for you.

Power Sports Insurance: Boat Thousands of boating accidents happen every year. In and out of the water, your boat needs to be protected. It is important to know if your insurance policy provides coverage while your boat is within the United States and Canada or outside of the country. Does your policy policy keeps protecting your boat, motor, and trailer up to policy limits?

Life insurance Extending further than protection, life insurance can be crucial to your family's financial security by providing savings and wealth transfer opportunities. After safeguarding all your assets, you should realize that you should also protect the most important thing in your life: your loved ones. Life insurance helps ensure your family's financial needs are taken care of when you pass away. This type of insurance provides peace of mind above all else. If anyone is dependent upon your income or stands to inherit a financial burden upon your death, then you need life insurance. Like all other types insurance, your coverage needs to be reassessed annually. In general, policies should be worth about 7 times your salary, but as years pass, needs may change.

Visit To get a free quote, Speegle Insurance provides a quick link on their website. Find out how much money you could be saving by switching to Allstate today. - 29970

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Take Your Company Public: Here Is Exactly How To Do It

By James Scott

Going public, the ultimate in the evolution of companies who are seeking access to powerful global finance options for rapid expansion, deepening corporate roots and gaining industry prominence as a true powerhouse and player. The process of going public is technical yet pretty straight forward: business plan, Private Placement Memorandum, Direct Public Offering, Financial Audit, S-1 filing, SEC comments phase, SEC approval, FINRA approval, symbol and then you're public.

Never price shop for consultants that take companies public and be weary of consultants that will start off a conversation by answering questions geared toward price and giving you quotes without understanding your business first; without the proper information a realistic quote can't be given anyway.

When you've found a consultant that you're comfortable with you'll need to get a solid understanding of their full range of services. Of course you'll want a consulting firm that will handle all of the above for your company but you'll also need to consider the post IPO services. What happens after you're public? The reality is, selling off stock in a rapid fashion to raise capital is the last thing you want to do, instead you need to approach your consultant and market maker on how to cross collateralize your securities to raise equity loan capital.

This can be done easily and quickly if you've brought on the right group of advisers to expand your company to the global public. When considering the idea of taking your company public it's important to note that there are many ways to raise capital after you are public without selling off chunks of your company (consult your financial advisers for more information).

Next, when deciding on a consultant they should also have solid investor relationships to assist your company in raising the capital necessary to go public. A true turn-key consultant will have a database of investors seasoned in the process of pre-IPO finance and will often times jump at the chance of investing in the PPM and DPO phase at a discount for companies that are in the process of going public as this almost guarantees that the investor will double or triple their initial investment when the company achieves public status.

Out of the hundreds of consulting firms that offer the 'take your company public' service, there are only a dozen or so that actually offer the complete full range of services needed to successfully accomplish public status in a way that maintains investor confidence and corporate longevity. Do your research and find a firm that is well seasoned in the turbulent waters of this industry. - 29970

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Great Ways To Raise Money Fast!

By James Scott

Regulation D, Under Sections 4(2) and 3(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, the SEC adopted Regulation D to coordinate the various limited offering exemptions and to streamline the existing requirements applicable to private offers and sales of securities. The Regulation establishes three exemptions from registration in Rules 504, 505, and 506.

Rule 504, which provides an exemption for non-reporting companies unless they are "blank check" issuers or certain "shells", stipulates that: The sale of up to $1,000,000 of securities in a 12-month period is permitted provided that there is no general solicitation, the securities sold are restricted securities and cannot be resold except pursuant to a registration statement or exemption, and a notice must be filed with the SEC within 15 days after the first sale. Rule 504 does not provide an exemption under any state laws. In certain limited circumstances where an offering is conducted under state accredited investor exemptions, securities offered under Rule 504 may be freely transferrable. Unlike Rules 505 and 506, Rule 504 does not mandate that specified disclosure be provided to purchasers. Nonetheless, the business person should take care that sufficient information is provided to meet the full disclosure obligations which exist under the antifraud provisions of the securities laws.

Rule 505 was adopted by the SEC to provide small businesses more flexibility in raising capital than under Rule 504 - but without the uncertainty of determining the quality of the purchasers that generally is involved in using Rule 506. Rule 505 provides issuers a limited offering exemption for sales of securities totaling up to $5 million in any 12-month period.

Rule 505 contains certain restrictions regarding "accredited investors" and non-accredited persons. The-term "accredited investor" includes:

Banks, insurance companies, registered investment companies, business development companies, or small business investment companies; Certain employee benefit plans for which investment decisions are made by a bank, insurance company, or registered investment adviser; Any employee benefit plan (Within the meaning of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act) with total assets in excess of $5 million; Charitable organizations, corporations or partnerships with assets in excess of $5 million; Directors, executive officers, and general partners of the issuer; Any entity in which all the equity owners are accredited investors; Natural persons with a net worth of at least $1 million; Any natural person with an income in excess of $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with a spouse in excess of $300,000 for those years and a reasonable expectation of the same income level in the current year; and Trusts with assets of at least $5 million, not formed to acquire the securities offered, and whose purchases are directed by a sophisticated person.

If the issuer sells any securities to non-accredited investors, it must furnish to all investors the same type of information as required by Regulation A. It must also furnish audited financial statements.

If an issuer other than a limited partnership cannot obtain audited financial statements without unreasonable effort or expense, only the issuer's balance sheet (to be dated within 120 days of the start of the offering) must be audited.

Limited partnerships unable to obtain required financial statements without unreasonable effort or expense may furnish financial statements prepared on the basis of federal income tax requirements and examined and reported on by an independent public or certified accountant in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards; and The issuer must also be available to answer questions by prospective purchasers about the issuer or the offering.

Further restrictions under Rule 505 include:

The total offering price of each issue of securities may not exceed $5 million. The offering may not be made by means of general solicitation or general advertising. The issuer may sell the securities to an unlimited number of "accredited investors" and to 35 non-accredited persons. There are no requirements of "sophistication" or "wealth" for persons to whom the securities are sold. A company must take any necessary steps to ensure that the purchasers are acquiring securities for investment only, not for resale. The securities are thus "restricted" and investors must be informed that they may not be able to sell except pursuant to a registration statement or exemption from registration. The issuer is not required to file any offering materials with the Commission. Fifteen days after the first sale in the offering, the issuer must file a notice of sales on Form D. The notice also contains an undertaking under this Rule for the issuer to furnish the Commission, upon its staff s request, any information given to non-accredited purchasers in connection with the offering. Rule 505 does not provide an exemption from state securities laws.

SEC Rule 506 offers and sales of securities by an issuer that satisfy the conditions stated below are deemed transactions not involving any public offering within the meaning of Section 4(2) of the Securities Act. For an offering to be considered exempt from the registration requirements, Rule 506 stipulates: There is no ceiling on the amount of money which may be raised. No general solicitation or general advertising is permitted. The issuer may sell its securities to an unlimited number of accredited investors and 35 non accredited purchasers. Unlike Rule 505, all non-accredited purchasers (either alone or with a purchaser representative) must be sophisticated - that is, have sufficient knowledge and experience in financial and business matters to render them capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment. The term "accredited investor" is defined under Rule 505.

If the issuer sells any securities to non-accredited investors, it must furnish to all investors the same type of information as required by Regulation A. It must also furnish the same financial information as would be required by registration on Form S-1.

If the issuer cannot obtain audited financial statements without unreasonable effort or expense, then financial statements may be provided in accordance with the special treatment described under Rule 505.

The securities sold are "restricted" under the same stipulations in Rule 505.

A company is required to file a notice of the offering on Form D at SEC headquarters within 15 days after the first sale in the offering. All states except New York provide an exemption from state securities laws for offerings under Rule 506 but the company must file a copy of the Form D and pay a filing fee in each state. New York has a distinctive law which makes a Rule 506 offering within that state impractical.

Accredited Investor Exemption

The Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980 created a new statutory exemption from registration under the Securities Act for transactions involving offers and sales of securities by any issuer solely to one or more "accredited investors." Under Section 4(6):

The total offering price of each issue of securities under the exemption may not exceed the limit on small offerings set by Section 3(b) the Securities Act, which currently is $5 million per issue. The offering may not be made by means of any form of advertising or public solicitation.

The term "accredited investor" is defined to include the same individuals and entities as included for purposes of Rules 505 and 506. The issuer is required to file a notice of sales on Form D with the Commission 15 days after the initial sale is made in reliance on the exemption. - 29970

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Angel Investor Mind Control: Is This Process Real?

By James Scott

Discovering the 'thumbscrews' of investors is crucial to getting them to take action. In over a decade of dealing with global investors there are several elements that I've discovered to be universal truths about the mind of the private investor (angel investor, accredited investor).

When talking to an investor for the first time, it's more important to listen than to speak. It's more important to ask questions than answer them. It's more important to discover their needs and wants than to exclaim your own. Your first conversation with an investor should be all about piercing the armor and finding the trigger points that prompt a reaction that gets to the center of their 'childlike' state.

What I mean by this is, investors, just like anyone else, has insecurities that are rooted in their childhood and what they are outwardly today, is typically a polar opposite of what they are on the inside. For example, an arrogant, chest beater seems proud and obnoxious on the outside but the reality is that they are over compensating for an insecurity that is rooted in an individual or collection of childhood incidents.

Maybe they were made fun of as a child, maybe they're father was verbally abusive, maybe their teachers would single them out in class opening them up to playground mockery. When talking to these individuals it's important to listen to their voice and intonation when the conversation topic changes. Take notes on their psychological adjustments to the conversation. After you feel you have discovered the triggers that induce the 'pleasurable' responses, end the call, and set your second phone appointment with them.

On that second call, you want to have your conversation ready to go using the triggers you found in the first conversation. Play off of those insecurities that you found, become their best friend without being chummy but it is your mission on this call to be the "guy that understand me" to the investor. You want the overall tone of this conversation to have the response from your target along the theme of, "wow, this guy gets me" , "I can see investing in this company".

By using this method and not coming across as 'fake', you have become an investment opportunity and a shrink all rolled into one. You want to be the one person that this investor can lower his guard to because everything he says, you seem to be the one person who understands him at his deepest level. You seem to naturally be tuned into his insecurities, emotions, needs and wants. Sound strange? Try this out on the next investor you talk to, I guaranty you will be shocked with the results. - 29970

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Make Your Money Know With Forex Trading Software IvyBot

By John Adams

Many people believe that IvyBot, the new forex trading robot, is one of the best ever released in the forex market. The IvyBot is likely to become some of the most popular forex trading software in the market. The forex trading program has been getting a lot of attention lately in foreign currency trading. The IvyBot shows and exhibits impressive results, it is 100% automatic and is easy to install and use. Now you can start to make money with IvyBot the automated forex robot.

People consider IvyBot as one of the trading robots with the most advanced coding on the market today. At its current price range, you get four robots with each robot specializing in a specific currency pairing: EUR/USD, USD/CHF, USD/JPY, and EUR/JPY. This presents you with the opportunity to earn money on different fronts. This ability to specialize in multiple currencies may lead you to think that IvyBot is complex. No it's not. What attracts people to IvyBot is its simplicity and powerful automation.

The Forex IvyBot comes with several notable features. It is the only one of its kind to offer a package that contains not just a single robot, but 4 independent robots. These 4 robots can work with 4 different currency pairs such as the USD/JPY, USD/EURO, USD/CHF and EURO/Yen. Each of the said 4 robots come with a specific algorithm based solely on a specific currency pair. With 4 Forex robots at your disposal, you are able to work on different markets without fear of missing a certain currency pair that might look quite profitable.

There are many advantages in trading the in foreign currency market. IvyBot trades four pairs of currency using four separate robots, one for each currency pair. It is much better than other automatic systems that only trade one currency pair.

The developers of IvyBot understands that the software is not for everyone. This is the reason why they offered the IvyBot with 60-day money back guarantee. No need to rely on unknown testimonials on how great the software is. You can try the Forex IvyBot for yourself. You can check if it suits your trading style and most important of all, if it does help you profit in Forex trading. If not, you can simply return the software and get a full refund. - 29970

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