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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Digging Into Annuity Due
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly on Variable Annuities
What Are the Distribution Options for an Inherited Annuity?
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What Happens to My Annuity After I Die?
How Guaranteed Investment Contracts Guarantee Owner Interest Payments
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
What Is Variable Annuitization?
The Main Types of Annuities Made Easy
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Equivalent Annual Annuity Approach (EAA)
Equity-Indexed Annuity
What Is an Annuity?
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Retirement Annuities: Know the Pros and Cons
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Perpetuity Definition
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Understanding Fixed Annuities
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Ordinary Annuity
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Present Value of an Annuity Definition
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How Are Nonqualified Variable Annuities Taxed?
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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 Definition
Guaranteed Minimum Accumulation Benefit (GMAB)
Annuities vs. Bonds: What's the Difference?
Future Value of an Annuity
How a Death Benefit in a Variable Annuity Works
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Is an Annuity a Perpetuity?
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Can a Variable Annuity Be Rolled Into an IRA?
Are Variable Annuities Subject to Required Minimum Distributions?
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Qualified Pre-Retirement Survivor Annuity (QPSA)
What Is an Annuitant?
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Commissioners' Annuity Reserve Valuation Method (CARVM)
What Are the Biggest Disadvantages of Annuities?
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Understanding Annuity Contracts
Is Annuitization Your Best Strategy?
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What Is a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)?
How Does a Joint and Survivor Annuity Work?
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Indexed Annuity
Explaining Types of Fixed Annuities
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Inflation-Protected Annuity (IPA)
How Do Living and Death Benefit Riders Work?
Certified Annuity Specialist (CAS)
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What Is the L Share Annuity Class?
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How a Fixed Annuity Works After Retirement
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Exchange Your 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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Passing the Buck: The Hidden Costs of Annuities
Break Out of Annuity Prison With a Secondary Market Annuity
Annuities: How to Find the Right One for You
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Annuity Method of Depreciation
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Can I Borrow From My Annuity to Put a Down Payment on a House?
Annuity in Advance
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping for Annuities