by Structured Settlement Watchdog
Annuity.org just released 6 videos on its YouTube channel. The quality of the videos is awful. The presenters are ill prepared and amateurish, but that's just what one as come to expect from Annuity.org, exposed time and time again for awful research as the lead pimp for CBC Settlement Funding.
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Whatever
Juliette Fairley lacks command of the subject of annuities and especially looks way off her game at $5,000-$10,000 per gig. Fairley's performance belies her bio that appears on the Annuity.org website.
"Author Juliette Fairley is a business and finance reporter who has anchored online news reports for The Street and has written articles for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Advisor and many other publications. Juliette, a lecturer and TV host, graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She is the author of four books published by John Wiley & Sons, including Cash in the City, which became a money reality TV show Juliette hosted on the Discovery Channel. She has been featured on radio and television networks, including CNBC, CNN and FOX. She has written about a wide variety of topics, including health, wellness, investing, law, real estate and insurance. She belongs to the American Society of Journalists and Authors". Who cares, Juliette Fairley clearly knows jack about annuities. With that preamble you'd have thought you would be seeing Maria Bartiromo part deux.
Lauren Terfehr, who appears in one of the five videos has no credibility in my opinion. Terfehr showed her self to be completely full of fluff when she responded to a tweet in 2016 about the inaccuracies on the sister site structuredsettlements(dot)com by saying how much the organization cares about accuracy when 3 years later Annuity.org still shows Chronovo as an annuity issuer. Totally ridiculous and even more so given Terfehr's relationship with Ronnie Zelek, the registered owner of the Annuity.org domain and Marketing Director. Here's the baby gift registry.
Annuity.org consistently violates its own published editorial guidelines about accuracy which states "Content on Annuity should be accurate and backed up by as many relevant facts as reasonably possible. Annuity writers should always strive to use facts arranged in a meaningful context to provide fair, reliable and clear reports for the public. Annuity articles are spellchecked, grammatically correct and typo-free.
What Are The Best Annuity Companies Fiasco Annuity.org style
Allstate is listed as one of the best annuity companies. The funny thing is that Allstate stopped selling ne policies in 2013. Anyone in the business would know that. But this stuff is all over the Internet. For example in the opening paragraph of a Bloomberg article published November 8, 2018. As of February 11, 2019 however, Alanna Ritchie says "Allstate is the second-largest personal lines insurer in the country and the largest that is publicly owned. It sells deferred and immediate fixed annuities". Grade F
Alanna Ritchie lists lower credit quality companies as among the best
Ritchie also lists Fidelity Insurance Network as an annuity company