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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
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
The Taxes on the Inheritance of a Tax-Deferred Annuity
... As insurance products, annuities have unique attributes that other investments lack. When the person who owns an annuity dies, the death benefit goes to the named beneficiary, and there are tax ...
March 19, 2016 - by Motley Fool Staff - Article
Annuity Cash Value vs. Surrender Value
... Many people use annuities to help them with their investing goals, but the terms of annuity contracts can be extremely complicated and tough to understand. Knowing the current cash value of an annuity is important in assessing your options, but among the traps for the unwary within annuities are surrender ...
April 23, 2016 - by Motley Fool Staff - Article
Are Annuities Sheltered From Creditors?
... . Annuities can offer creditor protection, but you have to look closely at the laws of your own state to see whether they cover annuities and the extent to which annuity assets are sheltered from creditors. Federal bankruptcy exemptions and annuities Bankruptcy law is federal, and exemptions apply for certain assets ...
January 18, 2016 - by Motley Fool Staff - Article
Taxation of Non-Qualified Annuities
... One of the reasons why investors choose annuities is that they carry some favorable tax traits. Even if you don't hold an annuity in a qualified retirement account like an IRA, some of the tax laws that apply to annuities closely resemble how retirement money gets treated. The fact that the IRS largely ...
January 17, 2016 - by Motley Fool Staff - Article
Are Lottery Annuity Payments Transferable?
... , those who choose to take their lottery winnings in regular periodic annuity payments rather than ...
January 12, 2016 - by Motley Fool Staff - Article
The Pros and Cons of Annuities
... Annuities can deliver regular installments of income. Image source: Pixabay. Just about all of us will need income in retirement, and one source of it that many of us overlook is annuities. Annuities can ...
January 09, 2016 - by Selena Maranjian - Article
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