Those who invest in annuities typically do so to ensure they have a continuous source of income. Investing in an annuity involves entering into a contract wherein the beneficiary receives periodic payments as a result of making a lump sum payment or a series of payments.
Essentially, an annuity is a contract between an issuer and yourself wherein you agree to invest principal, and in return you receive either fixed or variable payments over time. There is no cap on the amount you can invest in an annuity.
Annuities are not insurance policies, but they are issued by insurance companies. They are also not for everyone - but for the right investor, they can act as a valuable supplement to other retirement income products.
Annuities are available in a handful of different structures. You can fund your annuity in a lump sum or small investments over time. All of the capital invested in an annuity grows and compounds tax-deferred until the first withdrawal is made.
There are three types of annuities available for investment:
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