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How Does a Variable Annuity Work?
Episode 7212th May 2021 • Secure Your Retirement • Radon Stancil, CFP® & Murs Tariq, CFP®
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You’ve probably heard of a variable annuity but don’t know how it works or earns money, right?  

A variable annuity is an investment account where your earnings vary based on the type of investment you have. But what’s really the purpose of having a variable annuity? Is it a good way to invest as part of your retirement plan?

In this episode of the Secure Your Retirement podcast, we educate you on how variable annuity works and if it makes sense for you. We share the pros and cons to keep in mind before considering variable annuity as an investment option for you.

In this episode, find out:

  • How immediate and fixed annuities work and the two types of a fixed annuity 
  • Understanding variable annuity and how it varies according to your investment structure
  • How variable annuity limits your investment choices around the insurance company
  • Why you’re subject to market risk with the variable annuity
  • Why you should be aware of the variable annuity fees and their functions
  • Why tax deferral advantages should be the only reason you use a variable annuity

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Your account is the variable annuity and then your sub-accounts are the investments within the variable annuity.”- Murs Tariq
  • “If I have somebody who has a sizable amount of money that’s not in an IRA and they don’t want to the pay taxes each year on their earnings, they could use a variable annuity.”- Radon Stancil


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