Annuities are insurance contracts that provide guaranteed payments for a set time period, or for life. Before investing in one, it's important to understand their pros and cons.

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Present Value Interest Factor of Annuity (PVIFA) Formula, Tables
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Variable Annuity: Definition and How It Works, Vs. Fixed Annuity
Annuity Due: Definition, Calculation, Formula, and Examples
What Are the Distribution Options for an Inherited Annuity?
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What Happens to My Annuity After I Die?
What Is a Guaranteed Investment Contract (GIC)? How They Work
Present Value Vs. Future Value in Annuities
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Accumulation Phase
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Annuity Derivation Vs. Perpetuity Derivation: What's the Difference?
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Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract (QLAC)
Selecting the Payout on Your Annuity
Variable Annuitization
The Main Types of Annuities Made Easy
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Equivalent Annual Annuity Approach (EAA)
Equity-Indexed Annuity
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What Is an Annuity?
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Retirement Annuities: Know the Pros and Cons
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Perpetuity: Financial Definition, Formula, and Examples
Payout
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Fixed Annuity
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What Are Ordinary Annuities, and How Do They Work (With Example)?
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Present Value of an Annuity: Meaning, Formula, and Example
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How Are Nonqualified Variable Annuities Taxed?
Managed Payout Funds vs. Annuities: How Do They Compare?
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Guaranteed Minimum Income Benefit (GMIB)
What Are the Risks of Annuities in a Recession?
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Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit (GMWB)
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Annuity Table
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Guaranteed Minimum Accumulation Benefit (GMAB)
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Annuities vs. Bonds: What's the Difference?
Future Value of an Annuity: What Is It, Formula, and Calculation
Death Benefits in a Variable Annuity
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Is an Annuity a Perpetuity?
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How to Rollover a Variable Annuity Into an IRA
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Are Variable Annuities Subject to Required Minimum Distributions?
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Qualified Pre-Retirement Survivor Annuity (QPSA)
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Commissioners' Annuity Reserve Valuation Method (CARVM)
What Are the Biggest Disadvantages of Annuities?
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Is Annuitization Your Best Strategy?
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Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)
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Joint and Survivor Annuity
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Indexed Annuity: Definition, How It Works, Yields, and Caps
Types of Fixed Annuities
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Inflation-Protected Annuity (IPA)
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How Do Living and Death Benefit Riders Work?
Certified Annuity Specialist (CAS)
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Life Insurance vs. Annuity: What's the Difference?
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L Share Annuity Class
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How a Fixed Annuity Works After Retirement
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Exchange a Variable Annuity With Section 1035
The Pros and Cons of Annuities
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An Overview of Annuities
Deciphering Deferred Annuity Designations
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IRA vs. Annuity: What's the Difference?
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How Much Does an Annuity Actually Cost?
Break Out of Annuity Prison With a Secondary Market Annuity
Annuities: How to Find the Right One for You