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Ep. 6 Annuities 5 Things You Should Know
Episode 64th October 2023 • Hello Retirement • Emlen Miles-Mattingly
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We must always keep in mind that before investing, we should first understand its complexity, risks, and benefits.

In this episode, we will discuss how annuities can be complex and might not be the best investment for everyone. There are several potential drawbacks to consider, such as their complexity, high costs, lack of liquidity, limited market upside, and tax implications. When talking about complexity, there are several different types of annuities, but two of the popular ones are variable annuity, index annuity, and fixed annuity. It is also considered high cost because of the upfront commissions, which can range from 4% to 7%. It is important to fully understand these factors before investing in annuities.

Join us in unraveling the complexities of annuities and making informed investment choices. Tune in to our episode to discover the pros and cons you need to know before considering annuities. Your financial future depends on it!

Key Points:

#1  Annuities as complex financial products

#2 Complexities associated with annuities

#3 Annuities being costly

#4 Lack of liquidity

#5  Limited market upside

#6  Understanding the tax implications of annuities in retirement

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