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Do you have questions about annuities? Or maybe you're just curious as to how Ty J. Young Inc. operates?

Do you have questions about annuities?

Or maybe you're just curious as to how Ty J. Young Inc. operates?

We've created this Ty J. Young FAQ page to answer some of the questions you may have and to

We've created this Ty J. Young FAQ page to answer some of the questions

you may have and to provide insight into our retirement investing philosophy.

provide insight into our retirement investing philosophy.

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FAQ2019-07-19T00:32:26+00:00

FAQ

Do you have questions about annuities or curious as to how Ty J. Young Inc. operates?

We’ve created this Ty J. Young FAQ page to answer some of the questions you may have and to provide insight into our retirement investing philosophy.

I want to move my IRA, but I don’t want to pay the taxes.2019-05-29T02:48:53+00:00
So you don’t want to pay taxes when you move your IRA? Good news – you don’t have to pay taxes. At Ty J. Young Inc., essentially what we’ll do is set your index annuity up as an IRA. Then, we can take your current IRA and transfer the money from your current IRA to your index annuity that is an IRA without taxation and without fees. You don’t have to pay taxes when you move your IRA.
I want to see something in writing. Will you send a prospectus?2019-07-10T17:03:52+00:00
Is there a prospectus for a good index annuity? The answer to that is no. A prospectus is a document that is required to be given to you if you are about to buy an investment where you can lose money. A security, for example, requires a prospectus. Now, a good index annuity is not a security – it is a guaranteed insurance contract. Your principal is guaranteed against losses. So, no prospectus is needed here. The way it works is first you’ll receive an application then once the money transfers you’ll receive your policy book. All the terms are stated and known upfront and then you’ll actually see them in writing on the contract. You have something called a free look period. The times vary depending on the state, but it is at least 10 days usually. During this time, you can look at your contract to make sure it is exactly what you thought, and if it’s not, you can give it back—get your money back—without penalty and without fees. Folks take a lot of comfort and solace in knowing they have the free look period working to their advantage.
I have an IRA, but I have to take the Required Minimum Distribution.2019-07-24T16:41:50+00:00
When you reach the age of 70.5 you are required by the IRS to take out the required minimum distribution. If you don’t take it out, they penalize you. You can always take your required minimum distributions out of your index annuity without penalty.
My broker says they can get the same thing, why can’t I use him/her?2019-07-24T16:38:32+00:00
Certainly you can get an index annuity from your local broker. But be aware: there are some 39 companies that offer you and I—the investing public—index annuities. That represents hundreds and hundreds of different products. Four or five of those insurance companies do it well. At Ty J. Young Inc., we call them top tier insurance companies. Essentially, the very best companies and the very best products encompass about 15 products. With so many different permutations it can be hard to achieve what you’re looking for. When someone needs an operation on their brain, they go to a brain surgeon. When someone seeks safety of principal, they come to us. The reason they choose us is because we are experts in this field. We know what we do, and we work hard to be the best at it. We live, eat, and breathe safety of principal and reasonable rate of return.
I’ve heard you guarantee 6-8%, is that correct?2019-08-26T02:20:58+00:00
Well, sometimes people misunderstand. The 6 to 8% is a historical average rate of return. Some years when the stock market goes down, it might be zero. Some years when the stock market goes up big, you could make as much as 25%, depending upon the account that you choose. But the historical average rate of return is about 6 to 8%. That’s an average, not a guarantee.
You say the historical average is 6-8%. What can I realistically expect?2019-08-26T02:17:28+00:00
It comes down to a number of different factors. Your rate of return is determined not only by the crediting method, but also by the anniversary date. There are 365 different anniversary dates in a year, so the returns are going to vary based on those anniversary dates and the crediting method. Historically, the very best accounts are averaging between 6 and 8% through the maturity of the account.
How does Ty J. Young Inc. make money if you don’t charge a fee?2019-08-26T02:19:09+00:00
At Ty J Young Inc., we never charge you a fee. Here’s how it works. The insurance company makes money by using your money over time. The insurance company then shares part of what they are making with us. So we never charge you a fee.
Is it smart to tie up my money for several years, and what if I die?2019-05-29T02:41:29+00:00

Should you make a time commitment of eight, 10 or 12 years? It depends on your own individual situation. If you’re going to need the money a year from now, then obviously no. However, if you’re not going to use the money, or if you’re not going to use more than 10% per year, many people like to go a little bit longer. A longer time period is often accompanied with a bonus the very first day. If you will go eight years right now, you can get a 5% bonus. If you opt for 14, 15, or 16 years, some of those are paying 10% bonuses right now. So if you’re not going to use the money, a longer time commitment may not be a bad idea. Let’s say you put in $100,000, and you get a 10% bonus the first day. Now your account value is $110,000. If you die six months later, your beneficiary gets $110,000 paid to him or her in a lump sum with no waiting. That 16 years is for you while you’re living—not for your beneficiary once you’re gone. Your beneficiary can get the money and do anything he or she wants to with it without penalty. It is not a life insurance policy, but it is kind of like having one if you die prematurely.

How long do I have to wait to get my money out?2019-05-29T02:40:57+00:00
Many people ask me that question. When can I get my money out? How long do I have to wait to get my money out? The truth is, you are in control. You choose the number of years that you want, whether you choose five years, or seven years, or 10, or 15—whatever you choose, that’s up to you. After one year, you can take out 10% per year, every year, for any reason, with no penalty at all from the insurance company. Let’s say you chose an eight year account. After those eight years are complete, you can take all of your money out with no penalty whatsoever. To review, you can take out 10% per year after the first year without penalty. Then, when the time commitment is complete, you can take all of your money with no penalty whatsoever from the insurance company.
Can I move from my current IRA or 401K to an annuity without taxation?2019-05-29T02:40:21+00:00
Moving your money from your current IRA to a fixed index annuity that is an IRA is easy, and you can do it without taxation. At Ty J. Young Inc., what we’ll do for you is set your annuity up as an IRA. Then, we can transfer your current IRA into your index annuity that is an IRA. We can do it without taxation and with no fees on our end. You could also roll a 401(k) over to your index annuity that is an IRA: again, without taxation. So absolutely you can.
When the market goes up 10%, I get 10%, right?2019-07-10T17:09:08+00:00
Possibly. It depends on the crediting method. The stock market historically has averaged about 10% over the past 100 years (not counting fees or inflation). A good index annuity is going to average, historically, about 6 to 8%. You are not going to get all the gains of the market, but you are not going to get any of the losses. With a good index annuity, you don’t have to go up as much when the market goes up if you never go backwards when the market goes down. Your rate of return is going to be roughly, (again, historically speaking) 6-8%, depending on your anniversary date.
What is a crediting method?2019-07-10T17:10:07+00:00
The crediting method is the method by which the interest is credited to your account. You make interest based upon what a stock market index does—such as the S&P 500. So the crediting method would determine what percentage of the S&P 500 gains for the year you actually receive. Again, the crediting method is the method by which your interest is credited to your account.
I don’t like annuities, but I want to be protected. What are my options?2019-07-24T16:39:55+00:00

There are three ways to have your money completely protected against losses. The first is FDIC insurance. In a one-year CD right now, the rate of return is going be about 1%, which is not acceptable to most people. The second way is treasury bonds. If you buy a 10-year treasury right now, you will get about a 2% rate of return. The third way to have your money completely protected against losses is with a guaranteed insurance contract. The best guaranteed insurance contracts historically average about a 6 to 8% rate of return. A good guaranteed insurance contract allows you to go up with the market, lock in your gains, and when the market goes down, you don’t lose anything. You do receive compound interest, and there are no fees.

Why would I put an annuity inside my IRA?2019-07-24T16:36:38+00:00

The reason people decide to put an annuity inside an IRA account is simple… the benefits it affords you. You choose the investment for your IRA based on the benefits it provides you. You can put any investments you want inside an IRA. For an index annuity, the benefits you receive are tailored towards your IRA: safety of principal and growth. That’s what most people want.

What if the insurance company goes belly up?2019-07-24T16:35:23+00:00
What a great question. These are guaranteed insurance contracts. To gain the status of a guaranteed insurance contract, the insurance company must meet state reserve requirements with your money. Those reserves are separated, segregated, and monitored on a regular basis. So, God forbid the insurance company does go belly up, there is enough money in reserve accounts to pay you back. Because of that track record, because of those reserving rules, in the history of our country, no one has ever lost one cent in a guaranteed insurance contract. And because of that reputation, I feel very comfortable telling you your money is in a protected place. All of that being said, I highly recommend that you do business with a highly rated insurance company. At Ty J. Young Inc., we call them top tier financial ratings: A-, A, A+. Those are the best ratings out there. Look for insurance companies with those ratings.
What insurance company is this through? Do you work with just one?2019-07-10T17:17:49+00:00
We have relationships with hundreds of different investments companies and insurance companies. When it comes to index annuities specifically, there are 39 companies that offer them to the general public: to you and to me. At Ty J. Young Inc., we know these companies inside and out. As a matter of fact, there are four or five that are the very best in the industry. We call them top tier companies. I know the companies, I know the products, and I have relationships with their management. Through our experience, we can direct you in the right path as we know where these insurance companies have struggled and where they have succeeded. That experience allows us to choose the very best products for our clients. That makes us unique.
I think I want a hybrid annuity.2019-05-29T02:35:32+00:00
So, you think you want a hybrid annuity. What the marketers have done is use the word “hybrid” to combine two things—two things that already exist in almost every deferred annuity. It is nothing new. Essentially, every annuity is going to grow over time. You are going to get deferred growth, and you can take money out as you want to. When you hear the word “hybrid,” many times people get those annuities confused with guaranteed rates of return of about 6% per year or whatever the market does—whichever is better—but you can never actually have the money. You can only base your income on it. When you hear the word “hybrid,” I would steer clear. Usually it is smoke and mirrors.