Annuities are an insurance product that guarantee income. Explore the pros and cons of lifetime annuities, the best kinds, and more.

When you purchase an annuity, you trade a fixed sum of money for a monthly paycheck for a predetermined period of time or for your remaining lifetime (no matter how long that might be).

Longevity is one of the risks that annuities protect you from. Inflation, stock market risk, long term care costs, and more are some of the other risks that can be covered by annuities.

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Worried About Running Out of Money? New Treasury Rule Makes Longevity Annuities More Appealing

On July 4, an Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday and was named the oldest confirmed living American. While that’s old by any standard, birthday girl Gertrude Weaver is actually the second-oldest person in the world—a sign of global longevity trends; we are living longer now than we ever have before… and paying for these…

July 9, 2014

The Lifetime Annuity – A Life Vest for Your Retirement

Imagine this: Bill, a 65-year-old man, has been getting ready to go on a big swim. He’s not completely sure how long this swim is going to last—although he has an approximate distance in mind—but he’s been preparing for it for decades. But without knowing exactly how long this swim will be, Bill isn’t sure…

May 27, 2014

The 3 Reasons a Lifetime Annuity is the BEST Retirement Investment

When you’re planning for retirement, you’re often trying to determine the best mix of investments for your retirement portfolio. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, and your planning process has to take into account your own particular situation and needs. One potential investment you may want to consider is a lifetime annuity, and there are a few…

May 22, 2014

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