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Paying off mortgage or invest in annuity

We are retired, I'm 62 and my husband is 58. We have $150,000 in savings, a 401K at $105,000 and another 401K of $75,000. The home mortgage has a balance of $160,000 with 18 years left on a 20 year ...
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Annuities and varying interest rates?

The gist: Let's say I have $12,000 and have $240 a week in which I can invest into an ordinary annuity. Let's say I invest $1040 a month as opposed to $240 a week. The interest rate is 3% p.a. ...
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In a retirement account, is there any reason to purchase deferred annuities now instead of near retirement?

There are lots of sources online that talk about how if you are saving your retirement money within a tax-sheltered account (401k, 403b, etc), you are likely better off with mutual fund investments ...
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Retirement - Annuity or not?

I have a pension worth around £150k and am due to retire soon. With the new pension rules in the UK, what would be some good options to maximise my income post-retirement? Annuity - I will be ...
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How is “tax-free inside buildup” defined?

I'm not sure I understand the concept of "tax-free inside buildup." From what I understand, life insurance, annuities and IRAs (both Traditional IRAs & Roth IRAs) benefit from "tax-free inside ...
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Payment default penalties on annuities

Scenario You have an investment/retirement annuity through a broker with a life insurance company in which you have payed 10% of your salary for the past 4 years. The company you are working for is ...
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Should I cash out my annuity and pay the surrender fee?

I'm 36 and when I left my last job I rolled $100K from my 401K into an Indexed annuity. It has a 4.75% max annual return. If I withdraw it all today, I have to pay an 18.5% surrender fee. This fee ...
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Fixed Index Annuity a wise “secure” investment?

If I have 40% of my portfolio allocated for "secure" investments (such as bonds) are fixed index annuities a reasonable choice to use in this allocation?
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Growing annuity with fixed growth

I've found this formula for the Future Value of a Growing Annuity: see here I'm looking for a formula that will provide the future value similar to this formula, only where I can provide a fixed ...
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How can we determine how much income our savings could generate if we purchase an annuity?

I am 62 and my wife is 56. We have almost 1.5 M in retirement investment and 250 K in non retirement investments. I was wondering if we both retire in 6 years and turn all our investment into annuity, ...
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Solving for mortgage payment amount and its deduction on the total principal?

This question is stumping me. "Jane has taken out a 20-year, $150,000 mortgage with monthly payments (made at the end of each month) at a stated mortgage rate of 6.8% per year compounded ...
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What is the difference between a perpetuity and an annuity?

Both an annuity and a perpetuity pay a stream of income on a periodic basis. What is the difference from the beneficiary's point of view? Possible differences might be: an annuity isn't payable ...
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Undestanding the new UK Pension laws

I have this scenario and I am having problems understanding how this scenario fits into the upcoming pension laws (mentioned in the latest budget). A man who is 66 now and 67 on the 8.11.14 has ...
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Calculating accumulated value of an annuity with changing payments?

In a series of 40 payments the first 10 payments are 10 each, the second 10 payments are 20 each, the third 10 payments are 30 each, and the final 10 payments are 40 each. The payments are equally ...
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I need help understanding inheritance annuities

I am getting an inheritance in the form of an annuity. Am I better off with the annuity or a lump sum. Can I change it to a lump sum? Can I ask for a once a year instead of a monthly annuity? Can I ...
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Is accepting a pension cashout (either on retirement or termination of employment) better than an annuity?

After the vesting period, all funds my employer contributes to the pension fund on my behalf are listed as being "mine", and upon end of employment (retirement, voluntary termination, etc), I have the ...
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Can someone explain the different kinds of annuities?

So in my retirement and personal investing I have some stocks (very little), a Roth IRA, a Roth 401K and a Traditional 401K (later two are from work and I split things right now). At my age and ...
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Lump sum annuity distribution — do I owe estate tax?

I recently inherited an annuity, and I am considering taking a lump sum distribution. I thought I had the income tax situation sussed out, but then I stumbled across mention of a possible estate tax. ...
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What are the contents of fixed annuities?

This is a personal finance question as annuities are only as good as the company that insures them. Annuities from reputable companies often yield 7% or more on paper before any fees, taxes or ...
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How to calculate what i need to pay each month in a annuity type of loan?

Good or bad, how do get to the same number as the bank web calculator do with the following data: Money loaned: 2 500 000 Interest: 3.5% Effective interest: 3.6% Fee (each payment): 50 Number of ...
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What is the equation for an inflation adjusted annuity held in perpetuity?

What is the equation relating an initial investment, a fixed rate of return, an inflation rate, and a perpetual payment adjusted for that inflation rate?
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How to calculate lump sum required to generate desired monthly income?

Suppose my monthly expenses are $500. I want to ask a charity foundation to finance my scientific research by one-time payment intended to cover all my monthly expenses during my lifetime. How to ...
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How much is my annuity worth? Calculating present (commuted) value of an annuity or pension?

I have a lifetime annuity which adjusts with cost of living increases in my state. Is it possible to compute the present value of this annuity? If so, how might I go about that? Perhaps I am ...
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Can I rollover an “individual retirement annuity” to an IRA?

A few years ago, my wife inherited the assets from some sort of retirement account from a deceased relative. At the time, we were less investment-literate than today, so with the aid of a financial ...
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How to evaluate an annuity

My mother wants to gift annuities for me and each of my siblings. Great...uh, maybe. I'm concerned that she may be purchasing some expensive crappy investment she doesn't need to achieve what she ...
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mortgage math problem

There's a 30yr home loan for $100,000 at 7%. After 15 years the loan is paid off in order to refinance at a lower rate. The loan has a prepayment penalty of six months interest of 80% of the ...
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Is it worth having a pension?

I know this could be a duplicate of other questions here, but I think I have a different take on it which may be of interest to others in a similar frame of mind. Some background I'm self-employed ...
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Who buys variable annuities?

Last year the people making my taxes suggested a variable annuity instead of my traditional IRA. This variable annuity was supposed to guarantee 8% return year after year with no exception or market ...