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About Jerry

Jerry has been involved with annuities since an initial assignment as a young actuary to price an immediate annuity. He was impressed with the ability to match assets and liabilities, which benefitted both the purchaser and the insurer. He recognized the risk that insurers were taking because of the potential increase in lifespans, and the risk pooling purchasers were benefitting from when buying an annuity. He watched the business become more competitive as additional companies created products, along with the movement to "new money" pricing, and more frequent pricing changes. He was responsible for some of the innovation and holds two patents regarding these types of annuities.


Jerry was president of the Income Management Strategies Division of MassMutual, where he developed the patented Retirement Management Account, described by Cerulli Associates (recognized experts in researching worldwide asset management and distribution trends) as the "quintessential managed account platform for retirement income."


As an executive vice president of AXA Equitable, he led development, management and marketing of the Accumulator Variable Annuity, which reached $15 billion in annual worldwide sales. With this innovation and others, Jerry has been called "the father of modern variable annuities".


Jerry founded Golden Retirement, LLC and organized its two subsidiaries (GRA and 2IAG) to deliver a plan for retirement income with more income and less risk by integrating annuity payments into Income Allocation planning. By combining both online planning with support from Advisor-Counselors GR can deliver and manage these plans at lower cost than traditional plans. Further, GR can reduce the retirement tax rate by recognizing the tax benefits of income annuities in its planning.


Jerry has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and Bloomberg Radio, and he and his research have been featured in many leading financial publications, including Kiplinger's Retirement Report, Financial Planning, Investment News and others, as well as numerous consumer-oriented publications and daily newspapers. His proposal for Social Security reform appeared in Bloomberg News online.


Over thirty of his blogs have been published on Kiplinger.com.




Jerry Golden's Recent Articles

The Retiree’s Trilemma: More Spendable Income, Less Risk, or More Legacy?

With Go2Income’s Planning, Lower Fees, and Lower Taxes, You Can Get All Three Our wish is for the New Year to bring less chaos and disruption and more satisfaction, even as we acknowledge that many of those hoped-for gains will require new thinking and energetic approaches. Come with me as I examine some new thinking […]

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Published on 04th January 2021

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Jerry’s Retirement Ideas

A 50% Increase in Spendable Income is Possible Income Allocation Can Make It Happen Creating more spendable income in retirement does not have to be risky. As you will see from the example below that I used in a webinar a few months back, shifting investments from taxable bonds to annuity payment contracts resulted in […]

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Published on 25th November 2020

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A New Approach to Retirement Income Planning for Women

I want to reinvent retirement income planning for women. Women have a lot going against them — much more than men — when it comes to creating enough income to last through their retirement years. Set out below is a list of some of the impediments women must overcome, along with solutions that will provide […]

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Published on 23rd November 2020

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How to Turn Your Retirement Savings into Retirement Income

Your retirement income plan starts here with a primer on Income Allocation planning, my method of creating a reliable stream of income big enough and steady enough to last you through retirement. I have been working a long time on retirement planning that creates more and safer income for retirees. So long, in fact, that […]

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Published on 20th November 2020

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Jerry’s Retirement Ideas

Women Generate High Retirement Income Nearly Tax-Free! IRS Tax Rules Favor Females One of the lessons that women learn as they make plans to convert their retirement savings into income is that they should plan for lower income than a man might take from an account of the same size. That’s because women live longer, […]

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Published on 10th November 2020

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Jerry’s Retirement Ideas

How to find $1 million! Smart Income Planning Frees up Cash I told my wife that I made $600,000 in a call I just had with my bank. As usual, she was incredulous. No, I’m not a day trader, investing in commodities or oil futures. I had called my banker to ask whether we could lower the […]

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Published on 31st October 2020

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Jerry’s Retirement Ideas

More spendable income! Income Allocation Reduces Your income Tax Bill Figuring out the U.S. tax code is no easy matter, but the key to understanding is the phrase “income tax.” You’re taxed on income, and not wealth (at least for now) or asset values. Let’s consider the tax treatment of the major sources of retirement […]

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Published on 31st October 2020

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Find the Income to Insure Against Retirement Risks

You have probably seen TV commercials recently where: A retired couple decides to drop their life insurance policy in order to create some extra cash An ex-quarterback talks about health insurance to supplement basic Medicare; A recognizable actor touts the advantages of tax-free cash through a reverse mortgage Evaluating the products and the companies offering […]

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Published on 13th October 2020

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A Robo-Income Program Offering Human Touch in Retirement Income Planning

No matter how advanced robots have become, and how unhappy you may be with high advisor fees, you wouldn’t hand over your retirement income planning to a machine. I’ve been working on retirement innovations for 40 years, and while I may be able to program all my formulas into online tools, retirement income plans need […]

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Published on 07th September 2020

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When Retirees Question More Retirement Income

If your boss offered you an increase in pay totaling $450,000 from age 40 to retirement at 65, your first reaction would probably be joy, followed by relief knowing that your retirement finances would be in good shape. Then you might ask some questions. Like, what do I have to do to earn that money? […]

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Published on 26th July 2020

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