What are annuities and are they right for me?
What is an annuity? An annuity is nothing more than a contract between you and an insurance company to pay you a certain amount of money over a period of time. With fewer and fewer companies offering pensions, an annuity is a way to create your own pension. Sounds great right? So why is there so much bad press about annuities?
Generally, people fall into two categories, they either love annuities or they don’t.
Just like anything else in life, annuities are not a one size fits all. They, like other investment vehicles, are just a tool. If used in the proper situation, they can be invaluable. At lifestyle financial services we make sure that your annuity fits your situation.
Fixed and Variable annuities are suitable for long-term investing, such as retirement investing. Gains from tax-deferred investments are taxable as ordinary income upon withdrawal. Guarantees are based on the claims paying ability of the issuing company. Withdrawals made prior to age 59 ½ are subject to a 10% IRS penalty tax and surrender charges may apply. Variable annuities are subject to market risk and may lose value.
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