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You're no doubt aware of this, but just in case others aren't, the calculation of the value of the lump sum (PV of the projected (actuarially adjusted each year) cash flow from present to age 110 or whatever it is) is influenced by the current Fed interest rate: the lower the interest rate, the higher the resulting lump sum, and vice versa.

LOL, Mathetes,

That is great you mention that because I was watching my lump sum go up and down over time and was wondering what made it do that. When I looked into it I found out that the interest rates do cause it to fluctuate. Also, as you get older your lump sum goes up until you hit about 64 years of age then it starts dropping again. All due to the actuary tables.

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