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retirement planning (annuities)

What Is an Annuity?

An annuity is a contract between you and an insurance company in which you make a lump-sum payment or series of payments and, in return, receive regular disbursements, beginning either immediately or at some point in the future.

Why Is an Annuity a Great Retirement Tool?

An Annuity is a great retirement tool to use for four reasons. The four reasons include:

  1. Principal protection of your money
  2. Income for life
  3. Leaving a legacy behind such as a death benefit
  4. Long term care
There are different types of annuities. Here are a few different types of annuities listed below.

A fixed indexed annuity is a tax-deferred, long-term savings option that provides principal protection in a down market and opportunity for growth. Returns are based on the performance of an underlying index, such as the S&P 500® Composite Stock Price Index, a collection of 500 stocks intended to provide an opportunity for diversification and represent a broad segment of the market.

A fixed annuity is a type of insurance contract that promises to pay the buyer a specific, guaranteed interest rate on their contributions to the account.

A SPIA is a contract between you and an insurance company designed for income purposes only. Unlike a deferred annuity, an immediate annuity skips the accumulation phase and begins paying out income either immediately or within a year after you have purchased it with a single, lump-sum payment. SPIAs are also called immediate payment annuities, income annuities and immediate annuities.

These are just a few of the annuities listed. If you’d like to learn more about these great retirement products and about others, leave your contact information below and I will give you a call to schedule an appointment.