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>>>>However, the silver lining is that this is a good opportunity to review your mothers investments. I
assume there is a fair amount of money in the account and the interest earned is low<<<

I have been very interested in the comments about annuities, and would appreciate some advice. I am 69 years old, and retired this year. I have about 200K+ in Merrill Lynch and separate discount brokers, and am looking for monthly income. I am alone with many friends but no surviving family, so there is no inheritances to worry about.

I am looking at annuities hard, altho I will keep some funds in the equities stock market. I would appreciate any advice. Do annuities make sense for me?

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