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Subject:  Re: variable annuities Date:  4/17/1999  9:19 PM
Author:  tmackfool Number:  10005 of 76418


Fools rarely find annuities to be good deals, usually because of high fees. My optional retirement plan (rather than the poor state retirement plan) is in an annuity, because I have no choice, but it is with TIAA-CREF, whose fees are 1.5% to 2.5% less than the fees with my other choices! My 403(b) is with a straight mutual fund.

Here's some other sites to check out for more information about annuities:

Quicken's page on annuitiy investements:
http://www.quicken.com/annuities/

SmartMoney: What's Wrong With Variable Annuities:
http://www.smartmoney.com/ac/retirement/investing/index.cfm?story=wrongannuities

SmartMoney: Who Should Buy a Variable Annuity?
http://www.smartmoney.com/ac/retirement/investing/index.cfm?story=buyannuities

Hope this helps.

Taylor

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