Certain features of annuity contracts are typically oversold, and the financial advisors or insurance agents selling them might be less knowledgeable about how these products work.
Learn about the crediting strategies, choosing the right income rider, deciphering bonuses given by insurance companies, the difference between accumulation and income account values, "stretching" an annuity, and how a Market Value Adjustment (MVA) can be advantageous.
Carlos Dias Jr. is a financial adviser, public speaker, and president of Dias Wealth LLC in Orlando, Florida, offering strategic financial planning services to business owners, executives, retirees, and professional athletes.
Carlos is a nationally syndicated columnist for Kiplinger and has contributed, been featured, or quoted in over 100 publications, including Forbes, MarketWatch, Bloomberg, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, and several others. He's also been interviewed on various radio and television stations. Carlos is trilingual, fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish.