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Author: steve2004 Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 76397  
Subject: Re: Whats wrong with annuities Date: 3/5/2004 9:24 PM
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It looks like you've gotten lots of helpful information.
One thing I did not see mentioned was that using an on-line
annuity calculator can show you the payout differences between
various annuity contracts that you might buy from a specific annuity seller.
I found this quite helpful in getting a basic picture about annuities.
It might even help you gain an understanding of whether
the annuities you mentioned are good/bad/indifferent when compared
to other companies' offerings. I don't know how many calculators
are on the Web but while following some Fool's recommendation
to read Warren Buffett's annual letters to his stockholders,
I found the annuities calculator at: www.brkdirect.com

This is my first post ever, after having used a 30 day trial membership
and then happily signed up. Don't know a thing about
Berkshire other than what I've read during the 30 days
but it would not surprise me if the Berkshire Direct annuities
were a well above average deal.

Good luck to you and your mom.
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