The Motley Fool Discussion Boards
Investing/Strategies / Retirement Investing
|Subject: Re: Income Planning Assumption||Date: 6/8/2007 12:01 PM|
|Author: BruceCM||Number: 57822 of 74536|
For clarification, let me restate:
Life annuities do not have organic growth. Guarantted 'death benefits', inflation growth, period certains or joint-life...all of these are funded through adjusting the monthly payment amount.
If you understand Time Value of Money, you'll understand that the present value of every conceivable combination of payouts will be less than the present value of a simple life annuity.
In other words, there's no free lunch.
|Copyright 1996-2014 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us|