Annuity products are used by people as a retirement strategies which can be helpful for almost everyone. An Annuity is a product sold by insurance companies for the welfare of people who are facing some financial critics. People should choose the particular Annuity once they joined in any of the highly reputed insurance company. The Annuity holder pays an amount to the insurance company in where they become the member. The insurance company promises to return the money to the Annuity holder as a monthly payment option or as a one-time payment option.Annuities basics; provide income for later in life options. Any individual can purchase an annuity at any point of time. The amount of money paid out by the companies in installments depends on the money with which the individual buys the annuity. The income from the annuity can be received as monthly, quarterly or annual payments. The annuity can be of three types, fixed annuity, variable annuity or Hybrid annuity. Fixed annuity gives guaranteed payouts as income. The amount is fixed for life or for the number of years annuity was purchased for. In Variable annuity, the income is not fixed. The money received depends on how the various investments where the annuity money was used perform. A Hybrid annuity combines the benefits of both a fixed annuity and a variable annuity.
There is no necessity to pay taxes on the money saved in annuity plans. The tax payments are deferred until the time the money is withdrawn as income from the plan. The money invested compounds every year without the tax deductions. There is no limit to the amount that can be saved.
There are a few disadvantages too, as the penalties for withdrawing in the early years of savings. The initial charges and other commission charges
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