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I'd probably go with the Vanguard tax managed funds. Annuities tie up your capital, charge higher fees, have fewer investment options, and you lose the preferential div/LTCG tax treatment. Paying a 15% tax on gains here and there works out better than paying 30% at the end.

Another option is individual stocks. Here you gain total control over your cap gains, and won't have to worry about a fund paying taxable distributions.

The deferred comp option sounds viable too, but you'll have to investigate it to determine if the comp is guaranteed/insured or if there is some default risk.

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