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Your Guide to Annuities: Deferred Income Annuities
... Image source: Getty Images . This is the Part 3 of a six-part series on annuities. Part 1, an introduction to annuities, can be found here . Longevity is generally considered a blessing. But what if you ...
June 26, 2016 - by Phyllis Furman - Article
Your Guide to Annuities: An Introduction
... Image source: Getty Images This is Part 1 of a six-part series on annuities. Some people buy ...
June 24, 2016 - by Phyllis Furman - Article
Annuity Due vs. Ordinary Annuity
... An annuity is a series of payments made or received over a predetermined period of time. The timing of those payments differs based on the type of annuity at hand. Ordinary annuity With an ordinary annuity, payments are made at the end of a covered term. Ordinary annuity payments are usually made monthly ...
January 31, 2016 - by Motley Fool Staff - Article
The Difference Between Annuities and IRA Annuities
... Annuities can be a wise investment for those looking to secure a steady stream of income in retirement. An annuity is a contract between a purchaser and an insurance company. The purchaser invests in the annuity either via a lump sum premium or a series of payments, and in return, the insurance company makes ...
January 19, 2016 - by Motley Fool Staff - Article
Should You Buy an Immediate Annuity?
... With an immediate annuity, you fork over a bunch of money to an insurer, and then it will keep ...
May 15, 2016 - by Selena Maranjian - Article
How to Calculate the Present Value of a Perpetual Annuity
... Image source: Flickr user Ken Funakoshi.  A perpetual annuity, also called a perpetuity, promises to pay a certain amount of money to its owner forever. A classic example would be that of a perpetual ...
June 22, 2016 - by Jordan Wathen - Article
The Tax Consequences of Cashing in an Annuity
... Many investors look to annuities as a way to invest in a tax-deferred vehicle outside of an IRA or other retirement account. However, annuities have different tax attributes from most retirement accounts. When you cash in an annuity, you have to be aware of the potential tax consequences. Below, you'll get ...
March 26, 2016 - by Motley Fool Staff - Article
Tax Consequences to the Annuity Beneficiary
... Many people see annuities as just another investment, but they're actually insurance products that have distinctive characteristics. In particular, most annuities have a death benefit, and understanding ...
March 12, 2016 - by Motley Fool Staff - Article
Income Annuity: Pros and Cons of Predictable Income
... An income annuity is all about predictable income. In exchange for a lump-sum payment, an immediate annuity will pay you a fixed amount of money every month, typically for as long as you are living. Whereas you buy life insurance to protect from the risk of dying young, an annuity protects against the risk ...
June 06, 2016 - by Jordan Wathen - Article
Immediate Annuities: Money Now and for the Rest of Your Life… for a Price
... as "plain vanilla": a fixed immediate annuity. Perhaps the simplest of all the annuity options , a fixed immediate annuity does what its name suggests. It begins delivering steady income shortly after an investor ...
June 25, 2016 - by Alice Gomstyn - Article
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