Immediate Annuities

By: Joe William
There are many types of annuities, but the one that would be most applicable for this situation is an immediate annuity. It is beneficial because you can start receiving payments right away, and it also has a lower interest rate. You can also choose how often you receive these payments, monthly, every six months or once a year. You can also set a time limit on how long you are to receive those payments, say you only want to receive payments for only 20 years, you have that option.With an immediate annuity you have two options as to how you want your money and what types of investments are applicable.

The first is a variable annuity, which is when they send you payments but the amounts varies over time. With this option you also have the chance to invest your money in Money Markets and other public venues. The other is a fixed annuity which allows for the same payment program but offer a different investment opportunities. A fixed Annuity gives you a slimmer choice of investment areas i.e. government securities and corporate bonds. Also with this type of annuity your payments are the same each time. Most annuities also offer an option to have “Joint and Survivor annuities" where you can receive payments for two or more beneficiaries. You may also choose to set up your annuity to include just you, called “Straight life annuity" in which you receive payments until your death. The down side of this option is that it doesn’t allow you to leave anything for potential beneficiaries. So when you win that lottery or gain that unexpected inheritanceArticle Search, you must remember that there are other ways to help you save that money.

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