fbpx
  • career
More

    Annuities

    With the massive appreciation of real estate in the last 15 years, and the desire to downsize and perhaps move to a more urban environment, some people are finding themselves in the admirable problem of sitting on a pile of cash. In addition to the usual recommendations of index funds mix with bonds, another product one may want to consider when speaking with one’s financial advisor is the annuity. There are various flavors of the product—variable, fixed and others—but the general idea is to provide a predictable income stream throughout your life.

    “One of the best places to save for one’s future is in an employer’s retirement plan.  But for the person who does not have an employer plan and/or has maxed out all available retirement plan options, including IRAs and Roths, one option that is available for additional tax deferred growth is in a variable annuity. Money goes into the variable annuity and can be invested in a broad range of investment options and taxes get deferred until the funds are withdrawn. Annuities also can have riders to the annuity contract that the investor is interested in, such as downside loss protection.“ That bit of wisdom is from our MBA/CFP expert Scott Brewster. One should pay close attention to fee structures and to capacity of the financial entity to be around for the long haul. A nice site that the industry has made to read more about them is here. We don’t have an opinion on the product, but we very much like the vibe of the site and the badass smoke jumping woman- they get it in terms of who our gang is. Always discuss any major financial matter with a qualified trusted advisor.

    David Stewart
    David Stewart
    David is the founder and face of AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over-50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.
    -Advertisement-
    3,260FansLike
    10,059FollowersFollow
    2,787FollowersFollow

    More Stories

    Hiroshi Fujiwara, 55: Men’s Style Icon

    The realm of what is acceptable and what is possible in everything to do with people our age needs some radical expanding. What does...

    Ann-Sophie “Fred” Lakso, 56: Love and Sex Addiction Therapist

    People call you Fred — where did that come from? My real name, Ann-Sofie, always ended up as either Sofie or Ann. One time somebody...

    AGEIST Arts and Culture Roundtable Dinner

    From time to time we like to assemble some of the leading minds in the AGEIST network for dinner and discussion around a specific...

    Quick and Easy Raw Coconut Protein Balls Recipe

    This Keto Coconut Recipe Is Sure to Make Your Sweet Cravings Disappear By Ingrid De La O. All photos by TUSOL Wellness.These are so fast...

    Fully Alive at the Modern Elder Academy 

    Waking to the sound of Pacific waves breaking had become a welcome change to the usual morning symphony of traffic and sirens in our...

    LATEST Profiles

    Ann-Sophie “Fred” Lakso, 56: Love and Sex Addiction Therapist

    People call you Fred — where did that come from? My real name, Ann-Sofie, always ended up as either Sofie or Ann. One time somebody...

    David Turns 61: The most creative and productive year of his life.

    Today is my 61st birthday. It feels different from 60, weightier. But really, the whole idea of being anywhere near this age is a...

    Wesley Rowell, 59: The Accidental Preacher

    At the age of 59, Wesley Rowell became a preacher. This was not something he had ever imagined doing.“I turned 59 on Sep 21...
    X