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Subject:  Re: Tax Advantages beyond IRAs? Date:  1/16/2004  4:33 PM
Author:  2old4bs Number:  38591 of 75616

Oh how everyone just hates annuities! I happen to have one, but you really have to be in a very specific situation to gather any benefit from them, and most people aren't in that situation. For example, is your combined income tax rate (city, state, Fed) higher than 50%? If not, then an annuity is not for you. Also, since the long term cap gains rate has been decreased until 2008, holding investments within a taxable account has become more lucrative--more people should be doing it--I certainly am!

Just the 2 cents of,
2old

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