Media Coverage

  • ForbesWoman

    ForbesWoman, May 11, 2010

    Mary Ellen Egan at ForbesWoman features Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, on the increase of women purchasing immediate annuities. Craig offers, "for most women, annuities are a good way to ensure you'll get a fixed income during retirement. " Yet, he stresses that you should never rely on an annuity as the sole means of funding your retirement.

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    ForbesWoman, May 11, 2010

  • SmartMoney

    SmartMoney.com, April 16, 2010

    Diana Ransom of SmartMoney quotes Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com about the 2008 stock market crash's affect on employee pension plans. Hemke advises those individuals who are at risk to lose their plan and benefits to act fast in removing their owed amount in a present value lump sum figure, rather than receiving guaranteed income. He adds that once you take it out as a lump sum, you should consider purchasing certain types of annuities, which will provide guaranteed income for life.

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    SmartMoney.com, April 16, 2010

  • SmartMoney

    MarketWatch Radio, April 16, 2010

    Andrew O'Day of MarketWatch Radio speaks with Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, about how the employment numbers contribute to the success or failure of the economic recovery. Hemke explains that there are still one in six Americans that are unemployed or underemployed, which serves as a challenge to the economy recovering. "It's hard to have economic recovery without jobs," says Hemke.

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    MarketWatch Radio, April 16, 2010

  • CUNA Home

    CUNA Home & Family Finance Radio, April 11, 2010

    CUNA (Credit Union National Association) Home & Family Finance Radio interview Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, on utilizing immediate annuities in your retirement portfolio. Hemke offers the basis advantages of income and immediate annuities and provides background on who these investments products suit best.

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    CUNA Home & Family Finance Radio, April 11, 2010

  • CNBC

    CNBC.com, April 8, 2010

    JeeYeon Park at CNBC.com highlights a CNBC appearance by Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com. During the segment, Hemke offers that investors should look into gold and precious metals. "You're seeing gold continuing to rally as it's becoming a global currency that cannot be manipulated by central banks," he explains.

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    CNBC.com, April 8, 2010

  • CNBC

    CNBC "Squawk on the Street," April 8, 2010

    CNBC turns to Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, about the recent stock market drop and where investors should consider putting their money. Hemke discusses how investors can avoid risk in the volatile market by focusing on gold and precious metals. "You're seeing gold continuing to rally as it's becoming a global currency that cannot be manipulated by central banks," Hemke says.

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    CNBC "Squawk on the Street," April 8, 2010

  • KC Business

    KC Business, April 2010

    Malcolm Garcia of KC Business features a piece on Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, about his decision to start an online business. Hemke explains that he realized pre-retirees and retirees would benefit from an Internet retirement income planning service, which is what lead him to create BuyAPension.com, an annuity company reaching out to the baby boomer generation. "It involves a lot of trial and error - a lot of error," says Hemke, in reference to starting his own business. "You learn by doing."

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    KC Business, April 2010

  • Agent Sales Journal

    Agent's Sales Journal, April 2010 Issue

    Heather Trese of Agent's Sales Journal quotes Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, on how innovation is sweeping today's annuity industry and influencing products. Hemke explains that the industry will continue to adapt for the steady stream of people reaching the age of 65. "The insurance industry is the one industry that's really positioned to help people with guarantees for lifetime income, and I'm confident that we're going to continue coming up with products that meet their needs," Hemke says.

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    Agent's Sales Journal, April 2010 Issue

  • CNBC

    CNBC.com, February 25, 2010

    Christina Berk at CNBC.com quotes Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, on the new popularity and advantages of annuities. Hemke offers that what people need to be educated about is the longevity risk of annuities, but it's not the initial focus. A lot of times with annuities, it's the "sticker shock more than anything else," says Hemke.

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    CNBC.com, February 25, 2010

  • SmartMoney

    SmartMoney.com, February 19, 2010

    SmartMoney.com's Elizabeth Trotta turns to Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, on the reputation of annuities. Hemke discusses that annuities can sometimes be marketed by individuals that are not licensed and may not understand the products as well as they should, which can lead to a bad reputation. "They get a lot of bad press, but it's really not the products' fault as much as it is the sales practices," says Hemke.

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    SmartMoney.com, February 19, 2010

  • CNBC

    CNBC "The Call," February 11, 2010

    CNBC host Mark Haines speaks with Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, on his outlook on the market. Hemke offers his bearish sentiment on the oxymoron of a jobless recovery and his thoughts on a lack of consumer spending.

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    CNBC "The Call," February 11, 2010

  • Forbes

    Forbes.com, February 9, 2010

    Alexandra Zendrian of Forbes.com features Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, on the future of the market. Hemke offers that the market will have a similar drop to that of 2008. He recommends investors wait to participate in stocks until the S&P 500 reaches 700.

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    Forbes.com, February 9, 2010

  • New York Times

    The New York Times, January 29, 2010

    Ron Lieber of The New York Times quotes Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPrension.com, on the Obama administration's recent support of annuities. Hemke explains that the possibility of a certain amount of tax waiving on annuities might lead to some support of the bills. "If this is behavior that the administration is trying to inspire, then it's not that long of a leap to think that maybe they'll start to promote some version of these bills," Hemke says.

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    The New York Times, January 29, 2010
    Boston Globe, January 31, 2010
    Gainesville Sun, January 30, 2010

  • Kiplinger

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance, January 21, 2010

    Mary Beth Franklin of Kiplinger's Personal Finance features BuyAPension.com in her piece covering tips and tools to create a personal retirement plan. Franklin recommends visiting BuyAPension.com for advice on whether an immediate annuity fits your retirement plan and to view helpful videos that explain how annuities work and to estimate how much monthly income you could expect based on your age and amount invested.

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  • CNBC

    CNBC "Squawk on the Street," December, 31, 2009

    Mandy Drury of CNBC speaks with Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPrension.com, on if retirees should take their money out of the stock market. Hemke discusses how now is not an ideal time for the market because of stocks being down and the bond trend fading. "It's all about not losing money as a retiree, so frankly I just don't think at least for a year or two that stocks or bonds are really buyable asset classes for your regular retiree," Hemke says.

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    CNBC "Squawk on the Street," December, 31, 2009

  • Archive Solutions

    Archive Solutions, December 28, 2009

    Tom Gray of Achieve Solutions speaks with Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPrension.com, on the continuation of a positive trend in bonds. Hemke explains that the trend will not continue and suggests investing in annuities instead. "At some point in 2010 that bull market in fixed income is going to end," Hemke says.

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    Archive Solutions, December 28, 2009

  • Forbes

    Forbes.com, December 15, 2009

    Alexandra Zendrian of Forbes quotes Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, on managing risk in 2010. Hemke lends that the once reliable fixed-income market may prove to be a not-so-safe asset class in 2010 if the market forces higher interest rates. He adds that investors should move money into the areas where he's seen growth, such as international equities, precious metals, emerging markets and natural resources.

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    Forbes.com, December 15, 2009

  • Smart Money

    SmartMoney.com, December 11, 2009

    Sarah Morgan at SmartMoney.com quotes Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, on the Securities and Exchange Commission's ruling over indexed annuities. Hemke discusses his thoughts to who these investment products works best for. "It's a good product for someone that is less willing to invest without some type of guarantee," says Hemke.

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    SmartMoney.com, December 11, 2009

  • The Wall Street Journal

    The Wall Street Journal, December 8, 2009

    Leslie Scism of The Wall Street Journal quotes Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, in an article about the pros and cons of variable annuities. Hemke points out that an annuity provides a safety net that "changes investor psychology." He adds that often this gives soon-to-be-retirees the fortitude to stay in the market.

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    Yahoo Finance, December 9, 2009

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  • FA

    Financial Advisor, October 23, 2009

    Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, offers his expertise on traditional asset allocation in today's market for a piece for Financial Advisor. Hemke suggests that the dollar's days as a reserve currency are coming to an end and thus asset allocation is dead. Furthermore, he warns advisors to adapt to this new climate or "go the way of the dinosaur."

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    Financial Advisor, October 23, 2009

  • TheStreet.com

    TheStreet.com, October 13, 2009

    Joe Mont of TheStreet.com quotes Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, on the condition of the immediate annuity market in this economy. Hemke offers that concerns about the economy are helping to develop new annuity products. "An adjustment that somewhat approximates inflation could be valuable for someone who is worried about it. At the end of the day, the number one choice of immediate annuities is still 'life only' or 'fixed.' People just want as much income as they can," says Hemke.

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    Yahoo Finance, October 13, 2009

    Yahoo! Finance
  • Hitched

    Hitched Magazine, October 7, 2009

    Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, offers his expertise on single premium immediate annuities, the new retirement investing trend, in a piece for Hitched Magazine. Hemke lends his advice on how married couples can reduce the risk of outliving assets by investing in a SPIA.

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    Hitched Magazine, October 7, 2009

  • BankRate.com

    Bankrate.com, October 6, 2009

    Sheyna Steiner of Bankrate.com quotes Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, on the 'bells and whistles' of the four different types of annuity plans. Hemke points out the guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefits of immediate annuities. "An immediate annuity guarantees you a set amount of income for life -- or for you and your spouse's life. It is similar to a pension-type income stream," says Hemke.

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    Yahoo Finance, October 6, 2009

    Yahoo! Finance
  • BankRate.com

    Bankrate.com, October 6, 2009

    Sheyna Steiner of Bankrate.com quotes Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, on the pros and cons of annuities. Hemke discusses how annuity income is guaranteed if the insurance company fails. "That book of annuity business was probably built on actuarially sound principles. The insurance company that is out of business would probably be able to sell that to somebody else, so you as a contract holder would not even see any disruption -- the checks would just start coming from somewhere else," says Hemke.

  • CNBC

    CNBC "Power Lunch," October 2, 2009

    CNBC turns to Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, for his perspective on target date funds. Hemke offers that investors need to be aware of the fixed income component of target date funds. He says that target date funds rely on a fixed income which is no longer safe in this economy.

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    CNBC "Power Lunch," October 2, 2009
    MSN Money, January 26, 2010

  • TradingMarkets.com

    TradingMarkets.com, September 14, 2009

    Fran Lysiak of TradingMarkets.com quotes Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, on the significant movement away from variable annuities recently. Hemke points out that many companies are "trimming back or eliminating them altogether." "With the volatility in the stock market over the past nine months, hedging against the risks on living benefit guarantees has become expensive for many U.S. variable annuity writers," he says.

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    TradingMarkets.com, September 14, 2009

  • InsuranceNewsNet.com

    Insurancenewsnet.com, September 8, 2009

    Fran Lysiak of Insurancenewsnet.com quotes Craig Hemke, president and founder of BuyAPension.com, on AIG's struggle to sell variable annuity products. Hemke points out that many broker-dealers removed AIG from their approved products lists after AIG's struggles last September. Hemke says, "I can't imagine a financial adviser selling AIG variable annuities now. They've gotta continue to still be struggling."

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    Insurancenewsnet.com, September 8, 2009