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Annuity Do’s and Don’ts For Baby Boomers

Understanding How Annuities Benefit Your Retirement Retirement Income Annuities can be an excellent way to supplement your retirement income. Focusing on annuities offering the highest monthly payments can ensure a steady and reliable income stream. Avoid getting distracted by unnecessary features and concentrate on the paycheck you’ll receive. Addressing inflation is also crucial to maintaining…

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Annuities vs. Mutual Funds

Understanding Your Investment Options Understanding your investment options is crucial when planning for your financial future. Let’s explore mutual funds and various types of annuities to help you make informed decisions. Mutual Funds MYGA (Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuity) Fixed Indexed Annuities Variable Annuities Long-Term Care Annuities How We Can Help At The Annuity Expert, we understand…

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Qualified vs. Nonqualified Annuity

Understanding The Basics When planning for your retirement, understanding the differences between qualified and non-qualified annuities is crucial. Qualified annuities are part of tax-advantaged retirement plans, such as 401(k)s or IRAs, and are funded with pre-tax dollars. These contributions reduce your taxable income now, but withdrawals in retirement are taxed as ordinary income. On the…

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The Grantor Retained Annuity Trust

Understanding the Basics of a GRAT What is a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (GRAT)? A Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (GRAT) is a powerful financial tool designed for estate planning. It enables you to minimize taxes on large financial gifts to family members. When you create a GRAT, you, as the grantor, transfer assets into a…

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The Hybrid Annuity: What Is It? How Does It Work?

Understanding Annuities and the Hybrid Annuity Model Hybrid annuities have gained attention as a versatile financial tool combining the features of traditional fixed and variable annuities. These unique products provide a balanced approach to retirement planning, offering both stability and growth potential. At their core, annuities are designed to provide a reliable income stream, particularly…

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Fixed vs. Variable Annuity: What’s the Difference?

Variable Annuity Vs. Fixed Annuity Annuities are powerful financial tools designed to provide a steady income stream, primarily during retirement. Understanding the differences between variable and fixed annuities is crucial in making an informed decision. VariableAnnuity Fixed IndexAnnuity FixedAnnuity Principal Protection No Yes Yes Access To Principal Yes Yes Yes Control Over Money Yes Yes…

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