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Subject:  Re: Annuities vs Investments? Date:  3/16/2007  9:47 AM
Author:  RetiredVermonter Number:  56289 of 78166

I would never recommend putting a lot of money into any single stock, annuity, fund or anything else. Diversification is very important, IMHO.

That said, personally -- and this is NOT a recommendation to anyone who does not do his or her own very careful analysis -- I would NOT get into an annuity. I've seen other sources who agree with that. In fact, AARP recently ran a piece on them and did not make them seem very positive.

In my own case (again, MY case,