1. Introduction To Annuities: The History Of Annuities
  2. Introduction To Annuities: Basics of Annuities
  3. Introduction To Annuities: Advantages And Disadvantages
  4. Introduction To Annuities: Marketing And Regulation
  5. Introduction To Annuities: Fixed Contracts
  6. Introduction To Annuities: Indexed Annuities
  7. Introduction To Annuities: Variable Annuities
  8. Introduction To Annuities: Conclusion

Though annuities started out as fairly simple investing and income vehicles, they've evolved into complex products that can be misunderstood and misused in the financial marketplace. Still, with the right research and due diligence, you can use annuities to give you an income stream that you can count on throughout your retirement. With the shaky state of pensions and Social Security, an annuity might be the perfect retirement income vehicle for you. Before you get involved, however, it's important to consult with a financial specialist to ensure that it's the right choice for you.


Related Articles
  1. Retirement

    How a Fixed Annuity Works After Retirement

    These popular investments can provide a steady stream of income during your retirement years. Here are the details.
  2. Retirement

    Who Benefits From Retirement Annuities

    Annuities guarantee some degree of fixed income in retirement. But is the security worth the fees and less favorable tax treatment? How to decide.
  3. Investing

    Should You Buy an Annuity?

    There are both pros and cons of buying an annuity, so do your due diligence before investing in one.
  4. Investing

    What Do You Need to Know About Annuities?

    There are varying views on annuities. Use this basic information to draw your own conclusions.
  5. Financial Advisor

    What Are Deferred Annuities?

    Learn how this annuity can provide you a steady stream of income for retirement.
  6. Financial Advisor

    How to Build Retirement Income with Annuities

    Annuities may provide an excellent tool when it comes to building income for retirement. Here's why.
  7. Investing

    DIY Annuities: What You Need to Know

    Annuities are attractive because they can give you a stream of income, but they can be tricky to buy.
  8. Retirement

    What Role Should Annuities Play in Retirement?

    Fixed annuities can provide income protection for those worried about outliving their assets. But don't buy a bigger policy than you really need.
  9. Retirement

    Annuities: How To Find The Right One For You

    Fixed, variable and indexed annuities offer different features. Find out which one fits your needs.
  10. Retirement

    Guaranteed Retirement Income in Any Market

    By laddering annuities, you can be sure you'll have income no matter what the market does.
Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How do you calculate r-squared in Excel?

    Calculate R-squared in Microsoft Excel by creating two data ranges to correlate. Use the Correlation formula to correlate ...
  2. What is the Difference Between International Monetary Fund and the World Bank?

    Learn about the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and how they are differentiated by their respective functions ...
  3. Where Did the Bull and Bear Market Get Their Names?

    The terms bull and bear are used to describe general actions and attitudes, or sentiment, either of an individual (bear and ...
  4. What's the difference between Google's GOOG and GOOGL stock tickers?

    Learn the difference between Google's GOOG and GOOGL ticker symbols. Splitting shares into classes prevents management from ...
Trading Center