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Subject:  Re: Lump Sum vs Pension Annuity Date:  3/21/2011  7:37 PM
Author:  RoadScholar5 Number:  68674 of 102398

"When interest rates are low, the lump sum value is higher than when interest rates are higher. That implies that now is an especially opportune time to take a lump sum."

I was wondering if you wouldn't mind explaining this a little further?

Why is the lump sum higher when interest rates are low?

The funds are being managed by a third party trustee and not under the control of the company. Still, the point about one in the hand versus two in the bush is well taken.

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