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Join us in Vegas #AdvnetSummit August 13th-15th, 2014

{July 22nd, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

We are pleased to announce that Wink, Inc.’s CEO, Sheryl J. Moore, will be speaking at the Advisor Network Summit taking place August 13-15th at The Venetian in Las Vegas. The Advisor Network Summit (#AdvnetSummit)  is a peer-to-peer event for top Life-Health advisors to stay up to date with current industry trends, marketing strategies and selling techniques.   #AdvnetSummit will provide advisors […]

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Looking for the next rockstar at your company?

{July 2nd, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

“Networking is not about just connecting people. It’s about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.” ― Michele Jennae Are you looking for a professional to fill an opening for an advisor training and development, instructional design, employee development, or a marketing role in the life insurance and/or fixed annuity industries at […]

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Happy Fourth of July!

{July 1st, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

The Wink team will be out of the office July 3rd and 4th, enjoying an extended patriotic celebration of Independence Day.   We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Top-notch coaching both in and out of the office

{June 26th, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

Wink’s VP, , is a top-notch coach both in and out of the office. Peterson coached the Grandview Little League Bomberettes; the Wink-sponsored softball team made up of girls, ages 13-16, from around the Des Moines metro area, this summer. The Bomberettes finished the season with a 16-20 record and Coach Peterson was given the opportunity to lead […]

Do You Really Know What Retirement is?

{June 13th, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

The link to the 6.5.14 National Annuity Awareness Month Webcast #1 replay: https://nafa.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NAFA-Webcast-Do-We-Really-Know-What-Retirement-Is-6-5-14-8.30-AM.mov   Don’t miss out on the other events at: http://annuityed.org/about-safe/national-annuity-awareness-month/     JUNE IS NATIONAL ANNUITY AWARENESS MONTH During the month of June, fellow trade associations will provide educational material, webcasts and social media communications to help educate financial professionals and the public […]

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Wink’s logo was featured in the LogoLounge’s annual list of design trends.

{June 3rd, 2014} by Wink, Inc.

The PUSH Branding & Design designed logo for Wink was featured in the LogoLounge’s annual list of design trends. Click here to read!    

Life & annuity sales desk manager in VT open at an innovative and way cool life insurance co.

{May 28th, 2014} by Jed Brody

Who knows someone who would be interested in being a life & annuity sales desk manager in Vermont for a successful, dynamic, innovative, and way cool life insurance company located in Central Vermont? Check out the open position at: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH15/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NATILIFE&cws=1&rid=170   Please refer any interested people to : Jed Brody CFP®, CLU®, ChFC® 2nd Vice […]

West Des Moines-ians: Diversified financial services firm has two open positions for you!

{May 28th, 2014} by Jeanne Taylor- Sales Vice President

Job Function:  Sales Support Consultant Reports To:  Jeanne Taylor, Sales Vice President   Position Background: As a Sales Support Consultant you will promote the sale of life and annuity products through case support, just-in-time training, recruiting support and issue resolution, and participate in team activities to train and directly support external agents and independent marketing […]

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ADVISORS AND TRADERS: Understanding the CREDITING METHODS

{May 27th, 2014} by Victoria Peterson

Two-day options course for Annuity Marketing practitioners. Group Rates NOW AVAILABLE! Brought to you by Chicago Hedging Company and S&P Dow Jones Join S&P Dow Jones, CBOE, Wink, Inc., and Chicago Hedging Company for 2 days of learning about Options, Indexed Crediting Methods, and new indices that will help you excel in providing retirement solutions […]

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Indexed Annuity Seminar: Special event for Annuity professionals.

{May 27th, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

Indexed Annuity Seminar: Special event for Annuity professionals. Wednesday June 11, 2014 1pm to 4pm At the Hilton Garden Inn -West Des Moines   Alan Grissom, Global Head of Insurance, S&P Dow Jones Indices Sheryl Moore, CEO, Wink, Inc. Vinit Srivastava, Senior Director, S&P Dow Jones Indices Russell Rhoads, Senior Instructor, CBOE Options Institute Matthew […]

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Wink participated in the Earth Day Trash Bash!

{May 13th, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

    The Wink Team participated in the 2014 Earth Day Trash Bash on April 25, 2014. The annual Trash Bash one of the many things that make the city of Des Moines a great place to live, work, and play. There were over 1200 registered participants at more than 60 project locations throughout the greater […]

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Advisor Network Summit

{April 29th, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

Wink’s CEO, Sheryl J. Moore, will be speaking at the Advisor Network Summit. Don’t miss out! Be sure to take advantage of this well rounded program that includes distinguished and award winning advisor/speakers, unrivaled networking opportunities, and superior educational opportunities. Join Us At This CAN’T MISS Industry Conference The Advisor Network Summit is designed to be […]

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Save the date! Two-day options course for Annuity Marketing practitioners

{April 24th, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

GROUP RATES NOW AVAILABLE!  

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What is SAFE?

{April 24th, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

The Society for Annuity Facts & Education (SAFE), Inc. embarked on its mission to raise awareness and provide the public with reliable information about annuities beginning May 2012. SAFE’s mission is provide accurate, easy-to-understand information about annuities and their role of insuring retirement saving and retirement income to Americans. Organized as a 501(c)3 charitable, educational […]

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Updated: TOTAL OVERALL IUL SALES AND BEST-SELLING IULs OF ALL TIME

{April 24th, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

As promised: the top ten carriers for Total Overall Indexed Universal Life Sales from 1998-2013! Since 1998 we have been tracking  indexed annuity and indexed universal life sales by insurance carrier for each quarter. We report on their year-end sales in our 4th Quarter Wink’s Sales & Market Reports.  I thought it would be interesting to compile all the results to […]

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Total Overall Indexed Annuity Sales and Best-Selling Indexed Annuities of All Time

{April 8th, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

Since 1998, we have been tracking  indexed annuity sales by insurance carrier and each year in our 4th Quarter Wink’s Sales & Market Reports, we report their year-end sales.  I thought it would be interesting to compile the year-end sales and see which carriers would be in the top ten for total overall indexed annuity […]

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Springtime is a special time for Sheryl J. Moore and family!

{March 25th, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

We are very excited to welcome the newest member of our extended Wink family: Jackson Alexander Moore! Jackson is the son of Sheryl J. Moore (CEO of Wink and Moore Market Intelligence) and her husband Jeremiah. He is baby brother to sisters: Lexi and Aaliyah Betts. Jackson was born on the night of March 23rd […]

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Quotable

{February 4th, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

“It seems I’ve been preaching about how valuable these [indexed annuity] products are for 15 years, and people are finally starting to get the memo!” ~Sheryl J. Moore, president and chief executive officer, Moore Market Intelligence and Wink, Inc.

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Heads up D.C! Here’s a new position for your energy and expertise. Are you qualified?

{February 4th, 2014} by Jamie Johnson

Heads up to those in the D.C. metro area! Here’s an opportunity that was sent to us to forward on. This is one for a high-energy, self-starting individual who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment. Don’t miss out! Are you qualifed?  Company: Kestler Financial Group Position: Internal Wholesaler Location: Washington D.C. Metro Area Job Description: Kestler Financial Group, […]

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Competive Intel Rockstar wanted. Is it you?

{January 7th, 2014} by Victoria Peterson

We’ve got the Intel – and the career – you need! Wink is a group of cool, fun, and intelligent insurance professionals. Our specific mission? (And yours, should you choose to accept it!) To provide the best darned competitive intelligence to the life insurance and annuity industries. Period. SUMMARY: We are looking for a Service […]

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Look to Wink at NAILBA 32!

{November 15th, 2013} by Jamie Johnson

Look to Wink at NAILBA 32!   Sheryl J. Moore’s Wink rockstars will be at NAILBA 32 on November 21st-23rd and we’ve got the intel you need *wink*! You won’t want to miss our Booth #305. Our mission is to provide the best darned competitive intelligence to the life insurance and annuity industries. Period. We don’t do […]

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Income Rocks! Guaranteed Retirement Income Rocks!

{October 7th, 2013} by Jamie Johnson

Most workers really WANT to have guaranteed retirement income and they’ll give up some of their salary for it. InsuranceNewsNet Magazine shared with us in their August 2013 edition:   Guaranteed Retirement Income Rocks A lot of workers really want to have a guaranteed income in retirement, so much that they are willing to pull the […]

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We are Wink!

{August 21st, 2013} by Jamie Johnson

We have rebranded to one name, one new dynamic website, same ownership, same people, great service, and unparalleled competitive intelligence tools- AnnuitySpecs and LifeSpecs. Wink, Inc. is now the competitive intelligence firm behind the AnnuitySpecs and LifeSpecs tools! Wink is also distributing Wink’s Sales & Market Report. The rebrand to Wink encompasses all of our […]

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Our hearts go out to Sheryl and family in this difficult time of sorrow. [UPDATE]

{August 1st, 2013} by Wink, Inc (AnnuitySpecs and LifeSpecs)

It is with deep personal regret that we write to inform of the unexpected death on Saturday of Sheryl Moore’s son, A.J., a treasured member of our Wink family. Sheryl will be unavailable during this difficult time; in the meantime please do contact the Wink, Inc office directly at support@annuityspecs.com or 515-262-2623. We will inform you […]

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