Stan Haithcock

Stan The Annuity Man (Stan Haithcock) is a nationally recognized annuity expert and annuity critic, and has been called the national consumer advocate for annuities -- and a walking middle finger of annuity truth. He is a weekly RetireMentor columnist for The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.com, and is the exclusive annuity contributor for About.com. His highly acclaimed book, The Annuity Stanifesto, is a top seller in its category, and is known as the go to resource for all things annuity. Stan The Annuity Man has clients nationwide, and is considered one of the top independent annuity agents in the country. Worked for Dean Witter, Morgan Stanley, PaineWebber, and UBS before becoming Stan The Annuity Man to focus only on annuities.

Recent Articles By The Author

Annuities Can Play a Larger Role During the Trump Administration

Annuities Can Play a Larger Role During the Trump Administration

President Donald Trump wants to create an environment that helps individuals reach greater economic prosperity, and annuities can help him achieve that goal.

Obama Is Leaving a Positive Annuity Product Legacy With the QLAC

Obama Is Leaving a Positive Annuity Product Legacy With the QLAC

Regardless of political affiliation, there is no denying that these annuities are good for the country and a positive choice for anyone with retirement plan assets or a traditional IRA.

Don't Just Watch Your Annuity Income Rider!

Don't Just Watch Your Annuity Income Rider!

Too many annuity owners never take advantage of their income rider payment guarantees.

Here's How to Best Time Interest Rates When Purchasing an Annuity

Here's How to Best Time Interest Rates When Purchasing an Annuity

With the Federal Reserve recently tightening credit, this continuing conundrum is once again the center of most buying decisions and agent sales pitches.

Annuity Riders Can Handcuff You to Stay in the Policy

Annuity Riders Can Handcuff You to Stay in the Policy

Annuity riders are contractual guarantees that can be added to a policy at the time of an application.

Buying an Annuity Should Be Like Buying a Plane Ticket

Buying an Annuity Should Be Like Buying a Plane Ticket

Purchasing a plane ticket is now an easy internet search for the best prices by shopping all available carriers.

All Annuity Income Is the Same

All Annuity Income Is the Same

Regardless of the type of annuity you choose, the income from it combines return of principal plus interest.

Confinement Care Riders Are Overhyped but Have Their Purpose

Confinement Care Riders Are Overhyped but Have Their Purpose

It's important for consumers to understand what confinement care riders will and won't do.

Believe the Annuity Policy, Not the Sales Pitch

Believe the Annuity Policy, Not the Sales Pitch

When you are purchasing any type of annuity, you are buying a contract. Do not buy the agent's version of that contract, but rather study the agreement carefully.

Here's How Annuities Can Provide a Needed Income Insurance Policy

Here's How Annuities Can Provide a Needed Income Insurance Policy

People are living longer, and the need for guaranteed lifetime income to supplement Social Security payments will be a must for most households.