No. of Recommendations: 1
It looks like you've gotten lots of helpful information.
One thing I did not see mentioned was that using an on-line
annuity calculator can show you the payout differences between
various annuity contracts that you might buy from a specific annuity seller.
I found this quite helpful in getting a basic picture about annuities.
It might even help you gain an understanding of whether
the annuities you mentioned are good/bad/indifferent when compared
to other companies' offerings. I don't know how many calculators
are on the Web but while following some Fool's recommendation
to read Warren Buffett's annual letters to his stockholders,
I found the annuities calculator at:

This is my first post ever, after having used a 30 day trial membership
and then happily signed up. Don't know a thing about
Berkshire other than what I've read during the 30 days
but it would not surprise me if the Berkshire Direct annuities
were a well above average deal.

Good luck to you and your mom.
Print the post  


The Retirement Investing Board
This is the board for all discussions related to Investing for and during retirement. To keep the board relevant and Foolish to everyone, please avoid making any posts pertaining to political partisanship. Fool on and Retire on!
Live Video Event Monday!
The GP team is hosting a live video event on Monday at 4 p.m. ET. Don't worry if you can't make it — we'll have a replay and a transcript. Click for more!
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.