AMERICAN EQUITY by jolinmilioncherie

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      AMERICAN EQUITY
A M E R I C A N E Q U I T Y I N V E S T M E N T L I F E I N S U R A N C E C O M PA N Y
                                                       Message from the President

                                                       P   eople are thinking about their money.
                                                           There is a lot of apprehension about
                                                       what is going on in the world that affects
                                                       our money. The stock market is very volatile
                                                       and can’t seem to pick a direction to trend.
                                                       Interest rates are at an all-time low. Our
                                                       country is in debt, taxes are expected to
                                                       go up, and we’ll pay more and get less.
                                                       Gosh it sounds pretty bad - doesn’t it? The
                                                       good news is that your American Equity
                                                       annuity addresses many of these issues.
                                                       With benefits like tax-deferral, minimum
                                                       guarantees, interest linked to the stock
                                                       market when it goes up; but not when it
                                                       goes down; a paycheck guaranteed for life.

                                                       A   s you will read in this edition, Nelda
                                                           Lamp our long time receptionist and
                                                       voice of American Equity retired on June
                                                       30th. Nelda and her husband own three
                       Soaring to                      American Equity annuities which are a
                                                       very important part of her retirement plan.
                      New Heights                      She’ll be doing all the things she
                                                       loves - with some peace of mind
                                                       knowing her money will be there
                                                       when she needs it.
                     With a wingspan of six to
                     seven feet, the American
                     bald eagle rarely flaps its
                                                       I ts okay to think about
                                                         your money. Know
                                                       that American Equity is a
                   wings while flying, but soars       sound company and we
                    instead, holding its wings         are watching and taking
                      almost completely flat.          good care of your money,
                                                       by investing wisely and
                     American Equity is constantly     running an efficient
                    striving to soar to new heights.   company. Thank you for
                                                       giving us the opportunity.


                                                           Ron Grensteiner - President
Annuities – A Smart
Choice for Income
Planning
You have worked your
whole career to build
assets that will help you
live a great lifestyle during
retirement. As you know
your American Equity
annuity can help make
sure you do not run out
of income, allowing you
to maintain your standard
of living. Incomes can
be guaranteed for your
lifetime, you and your
spouse’s lifetime, and /
or a specific period of
time. Whether income
planning was part of your
decision process when you
purchased your American
                                           PEOPLE. SERVICE. FUTURE
Equity annuity or not, these                                   Doing the right things right.
income options certainly
help add peace of mind
to your smart choice in                                               Protect Your Identity!
where to place your money.
Income options vary by
products so please see your            I dentity Theft is very
                                         serious. The Federal Trade
                                       Commission estimates that as
                                                                          Skimming - where they
                                                                          steal your credit card
                                                                          information with special
                                                                                                       Old-Fashioned Stealing –
                                                                                                       where they steal anything
                                                                                                       from purses and wallets to
contract for details or call
our Service Department                 many as 9 million Americans        devices when your card is    mail including credit card
at 888-221-1234 (option 3,             have their identities stolen       being processed.             and bank statements.
then option 4).                        each year. Perhaps you or
                                       someone you know has even          Phishing – where they        Pretexting – where they
Guarantees based on the financial
                                       experienced one form or            pretend to be financial      use false pretenses to obtain
strength and claims paying ability
                                       another of Identity Theft. There   institutions and send spam   your personal information
of American Equity Investment Life
                                       are many ways thieves can          or pop-up messages to get    telephone companies,
Insurance Company.
                                       steal your identity such as:       you reveal your personal     financial institutions, etc.
Company Hours & Main Numbers                                              information.
                                       Dumpster Diving –                                               For more information on
NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:
                                       where they find papers             Changing your address        Identity Theft and how to
Monday - Thursday:
                                       with important personal            – where they complete        protect yourself we suggest
8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday:                                information on it from your        change of address forms      logging on to the Federal
8:00 am - 1:00 pm                      trash.                             to divert your billing       Trade Commissions website
Some departments have coverage                                            statements to another        at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/
rotation on Friday’s due to customer                                      location.                    edu/microsites/idtheft/
needs.
MAIN PHONE NUMBER:
888-221-1234                                                                                           ••••••••••••••••••••••••
515-226-3129 (fax)
MAILING ADDRESS:                                                                                       Information sourced to
P.O. Box 71216                                                                                         http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/
Des Moines, IA 50325                                                                                   microsites/idtheft/
www.american-equity.com
                                                                           SPAGHETTI SAUCE
           Meet Nelda Lamp                                     Nelda has a great passion for cooking and wanted
                                                                  to share one of the recipes she is known for.

                             N     elda has taken great
                                   pride in watching this
                             company grow from a small
                             little insurance company
                             to one of the leading
                             insurance companies in
                             Fixed Indexed Annuities
                             in the United States.
                             She has believed in the
                             management and integrity

N    elda Lamp is one
     of the founding
employees of American
                             of this company from day 1.
                             In fact her and her husband
                             own 3 American Equity
Equity. She was one of 21    annuities themselves.
employees who helped
                                                                •   3 Tablespoons Oil
get the company started
back in 1996. She has had    N    elda retired on June 30,
                                  2010. She says it was
                             a “bitter sweet decision.”
                                                                •   1 Large onion – chopped
a variety of duties over                                        •   2 Pounds ground beef
the years; but her primary   She didn’t want to leave
                             behind her American Equity         •   1 16oz. tomato sauce
responsibilities have been
company receptionist         family; but was looking            •   1 Small can tomato paste
and answering the            forward to enjoying some           •   3-4 cups chopped can tomatoes
main phones. She is          of her favorite things such
                             as her flower garden,              •   ½ Teaspoon of each – Cinnamon, Ground Cloves,
affectionately known as                                             Ginger and Paprika
the “voice of American       golfing, playing bridge and
Equity.” You may have        spending time with her             •   2 Tablespoons sugar
talked to her if you’ve      family. Nelda will be missed       •   ½ Teaspoon Garlic Salt
called our office.           at AEL.
                                                                •   4 Bay Leaves
                                                                •   (May add small can of mushrooms)

 “Retiring from American Equity was a                        Sauté onions in oil. Add meat and brown. Add rest of
                                                             ingredients and salt and pepper to taste. Put mixture in
  bitter sweet decision.” ~Nelda Lamp                        a crock pot or simmer for 3-4 hours. Serve over cooked
                                                             spaghetti.
                                                             The summer I was 19 years of age I was a cook on a Dude
                                                             Ranch near Cody Wyoming. This is a recipe I used while
                                                             working there.

                                                                Nelda has taken great
                                                                 pride in watching this
                                                                 company grow from a
                                                                  small little insurance
                                                                     company to one of
                                                                 the leading insurance
                                                                    companies in Fixed
                                                              Indexed Annuities in the
                                                                         United States.
                                 American Equity
                            Honors World War II Veterans
                A   merican Equity got the opportunity to honor some of America’s most deserving men
                    and women. 350 World War II Veterans flew the “Hy-Vee Central Iowa Honor Flight”
                to Washington D.C. to visit their memorial and other war memorials. When they returned
                on August 10, 2009 there was a motorcade from the airport to the Hy-Vee Conference
                Center where these Veterans were honored at a special dinner. The motorcade passed
                the American Equity head quarters and our employees were able to wave, cheer and
                show their respect to these very honorable individuals. We hope that our small part
                helped add to their extraordinary experience!




                              “We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap.”
                                                                                         –Will Rogers.
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