Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities: Which is Right For You?

June 19, 2019

Running out of money in retirement is a major concern for many Americans. You don’t work hard to just save for retirement and hope for the best. You want security and the stability and annuities can provide just that. Think of a paycheck…for life. They offer the ability to help you save for retirement and turn your assets into a steady income stream when the time is right.

Annuities are insurance contracts that make regular payments to you either immediately or at some point in the future. They’re divided into two general categories based on when income distributions are scheduled to begin:

  1. Deferred annuities – With a lump sum payment or a series of premium payments, you defer the payout by having your money invested for a period of time until you’re ready to take withdrawals (typically in retirement).
  2. Immediate annuities – With a lump sum payment upfront, your income stream begins right away as the name suggests (no accumulation period) and continues for the remainder of your life or for a specified period of time.

When considering the purchase of an annuity, you’ll need to determine which is best for you and your family. Making the right selection that meets your needs and objectives is important. Contact us today to discuss your options. Our mission is to help you achieve confidence in your financial future.

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