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To truly make them worthwhile, one has to hold them at least ten years, but probably closer to twenty, before they would normally beat a comparable taxable investment in a stock mutual fund, and then only if it's a variable annuity.

So, am I right in hearing you that it would be better to NOT invest into the TS Annuity. Oh, but it looks like ours is a variable interest, interest rates appear to be around 5-6%. We are in the 28% tax bracket.
My husband does not want me to do anything with this account( I don't think I could move it if I wanted to) - he is so worried about risk that he just wants to leave this money alone, only about 12,000 right now so that's ok... but soon we are going to be able to start monthly contributions, either to his 403, or in DRP's. It looks to me that DRP's will be a better way to go.

Thanks for your help!
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