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An annuity is a contract between you and an insurance company that requires the insurer to make payments to you, either immediately or in the future. You buy an annuity by making either a single payment or a series of payments. The payout may come either as one lump-sum payment or as a series of payments over time.

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Rate of return on an Life Insurance Annuity

So as I approach retirement age, many people are out there suggesting annuities as a way to fund retirement. It's seductive, as they typically have around a 6% payout, that is 100K buys you 6k worth ...
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Can you cancel a fixed-income annuity contract anytime? [closed]

Can you cancel a fixed-income annuity contract anytime? Why or why not?
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Present value of an annuity by formula and calculator different

I'm having some issues understanding how TVM calculators as compared to the present value formula works, they should give the same result but they don't. The questions is: Suppose you are considering ...
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Why payout rates from income annuities largely depend on corporate bond yields?

Why is that payout rates from income annuities largely depend on corporate bond yields? Thanks.
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Why it's best to buy fixed-rate annuities when long-term interest rates are significantly higher than short-term interest rates?

Why it's best to buy fixed-rate annuities when long-term interest rates are significantly higher than short-term interest rates?
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Why buy an annuity contract instead of invest the money? [duplicate]

Inspired by Why buy an annuity contract when you have money to spend? Take the contract described in that question: you have $100k, and you are buying a contract that pays you $600/month for the rest ...
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Why buy an annuity contract when you have money to spend?

If a person has $100K to spend for retirement, why buy an annuity contract that pays a fixed income like $600 per month when the person can just take out $600 per month from the $100K to spend?
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Is there an equivalent to a Living annuity in Germany?

Is there a similar product in Germany to the South African living annuity versus a guaranteed annuity? We have double citizenship, South African and German. Born in South Africa and emigrated to ...
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Can you buy an annuity before age 55 in the UK?

I wish to retire young. To estimate how much I would need, I have hunted around the internet for any way to estimate how much an annuity paying £30,000 a year would cost for a 40-year-old man with no ...
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Gaining intuitive understanding of the formula for present value of an ordinary annuity

I have a question about the formula to calculate the present value of an ordinary annuity  in the text book "business Finance 12E". The page is at the end of this question. The formula is:  ...
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Can you use a tax-free lump sum to buy a second annuity?

My mother and I were talking yesterday about how she should take her pension (she's retired a couple of years before legal retirement age, which she's now coming up to). We've more or less decided ...
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Calculating CAGR for Ordinary annuity

Basic compounding interest question: I paid 5000 every month for 12 months and got 67500 in return, what was the annual compounding intereset rate? I considered formular as follows: FV = PMT(((1+r)^...
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Annuity money is not insured?

I am thinking of buying an annuity. I am worried about the following words on the contract. Is it the standard way of an annuity? If something goes wrong, will I lose ALL my money? I am in the USA. ...
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Whether to obtain a 'retirement annuity'?

I'm in the US, I've been suggested obtaining a retirement annuity. For example, putting $100k and waiting 2 years gives about $8300 annually for my lifetime. Are there any good reasons NOT to do this?...
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Second opinion on investments

I'm working with a finance professional to receive guidance on investing and retirement planning for down the road. We like the individual that we are working with but he/she is compensated via sales/...
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The formula for a decreasing annuity (discounted by an interest rate) term life insurance?

Sometime when you are getting a quote for a term life insurance, they offer you 3 options: For a period T, and amount insured A. Fixed (payout is always A in the entire period T) Linear desceding (...
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How do I compare yields on an annuity?

I want to compare two financial products, but run the same time and get invested in the same amounts. Taxes etc are assumed to be the same for both. Product A: pays a livelong annuity after x years. ...
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amount of an annuity

having a compound capitalization scheme with a capitalization time of one year and interest rate= r, considering V_8 the amount of an 8 years periodical annuity (perido=1 year), immediate postponed ...
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Is there any advantage to buying an annuity through a bank?

I was talking to someone recently who told me they bought an annuity through their bank. Is there any advantage to buying one through a bank over buying one directly from an insurance company?
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IRS 10% penalty on gains from an annuity

I consider myself a reasonably proficient investor but annuities are new to me. For my short-term cash needs, I've been CD laddering. As I look to invest for 2026 maturity (5 year), CDs are returning ...
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Finance Test: How to solve for interest rate? (Annuities)

Hello thanks for helping me! Here's the problem: You are told that if you invest $11,000 per year for 23 years (all payments made at the end of each year), you will have accumulated $366,000 at the ...
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Future value of an annuity with variable compounding time?

I haven't found any information on this so here goes: Is there any general formula for calculating future value of an annuity (recurring deposit) when the interval of interest compounding is variable? ...
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What is the difference between a deferred annuity and an endowment policy?

This is a follow up question on Financial product where the investor makes regular contributions and receives a lump sum. "Deferred annuity" and "endowment policy" are the ...
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Should I separate a portion of my 401k into an annuity?

Bank financial planner thinks I have too much (dollar wise) in mutual funds in my 401k. I am 12 years from retirement. They suggest taking a portion of that and opening an annuity for some protection ...
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How to calculate perpetuity when interest calculation interval is different from the cashflow interval

I’m trying to calculate the present value of an investment scheme I was suggested with. The scheme is, I have to invest say $100 in every quarter perpetually. Now I know how to calculate it (the ...
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How are annuity rates calculated for money purchase/DC pensions?

I have two pension schemes from two different UK major providers, and they are presumably using whatever the legal requirements are for calculating projected annuity for my pot, but to me they seem ...
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Can I get life insurance for myself that automatically converts to an inflation-adjusted life annuity for my wife if I die?

I'm 27 and my wife is 23. She stays at home and I'm the breadwinner. If I die, I would like her to get fixed, inflation-adjusted payments until she dies. According to the National Endowment for ...
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How to calculate effective rate of return for annuity payments and annuity receipts?

There is an annuity annual payment of 100000 from year(s) 1-7. After these payments, there are annuity annual receipts of 153127 from year(s) 8-15. I want to know what is the effective return on this ...
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Is there a financial product similar to an annuity in Germany?

I'm trying to figure out how to buy an annuity in Germany. Specifically, I'm interested in a fixed immediate life annuity. That is, a product that would offer a fixed payout every month for the ...
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How would the financial situation be, if a person not only lives quite long, but also has Alzheimer's disease?

If we live to 85, and set aside some money to live to 85, that's all good. But what might worry us, is what if we live to 95 or 105, and therefore need more money to live on, and also, with things ...
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What happens to annuities in a long bear market?

Annuities are insurance contracts which establish regular payments to an individual by the insurance company, typically lasting until said individual's end of life. Usually, the individual gives the ...
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Present value of perpetual GROWING periodic payments

There are multiple sites that post a formula for the present value (PV) of a perpetual EQUAL periodic payment: PV = a / ((1 + i)^t - 1) where a (in $) is the value of the periodic payment, and t (in ...
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How to quantify the effect of compounding interval on total interest accrued

I am struggling with calculating the total interest to be paid on a loan, when given Principal, APR, Compounds per Year, and term. Mostly, I get confused when the term is not the same unit as the ...
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Finding the future value when investing a single sum and then an annuity

If I invest amount A today for N years and then invest amount B every year for the same N years (as an ordinary annuity), then to find the future value at the end of N years should I treat the first ...
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Why would a life-insurance company agree to a 20-year guaranteed life annuity which is expected to pay out more than the principal?

I'm working through a paper on lifetime annuties, and in the paper, the following example is presented: With an initial purchase of $100,000, and a guarantee period of 20 years, an 80 year-old female ...
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Calculating Annuities With Different Compounding period and Interest Period

Can anyone Help me solve this? In July 2010, Mike deposits $100 semiannually into an account compounding quarterly at 7% nominal annual interest for three years. In July 2013, he increases the ...
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One RA vs multiple RA's (investments in general as well)

I am young and trying to work out how I want to get a retirement annuity sorted. My question is, is it better to put 9 in to one RA, or 3 3 3 in to 3 different RA's? (here I just use the numbers to ...
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Profitability of Holding a Loan from Issue to Maturity

The loans that I invest in pay a fixed amount of money per month. A portion of it is principal and another portion of it is interest. As the loan matures, a smaller proportion of each payment is ...
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RMD after annuitizing an annuity in a traditional IRA

I live in the United States and I have an annuity that hasn't been annuitized in a traditional IRA account (IRA A). I need to take a required minimum distribution (RMD) of $8K this year for IRA A. I ...
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Annuity with deposits solved for number of periods given total value

Hi can someone help me solve for t in the equation below? total = p (i +1) + d * (1+i)t-1 / i * (1 + i) Trying to figure out the formula for "how long will it take me to save X if I have Y to start ...
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Variable Annuity - I want out, yes or no? [closed]

My sister bought a large annuity for me right after my husband passed away without my approval but now I am stuck! She no longer manages my money either and we don't talk because she really took ...
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Understanding annuities with respect to Term Life insurance

I am financially well to do. I have Term Life insurance (along with high 6 digits in savings) that will protect my kids. I am considering protecting myself and guarding against outliving my assets ...
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Annuity vs Bond Returns

The way I understand it buying a simple term annuity from an insurance company is like depositing money in a account that earns fixed interest compounded for the duration of the annuity and taking out ...
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How do you calculate the rate in the present value of an annuity due calculation?

I have the formula for calculating the present value of an annuity due I have the Present value now, so I want to solve for r. In other words, I would like to find out the resultant rate. In the ...
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Future Value of Annuity Due with Different Percent Rate

Basically I understand how to solve a FVA problem if its just one static interests rate (%) and this is the Formula I use. But this table from Bank's Rate Table is confusing me on how to calculate ...
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AIG Single Premium Deferred Fixed Annuity

I would very much appreciate if someone could explain the "investment" benefits of a Single Premium Deferred Fixed Annuity. I know NOTHING about this type of investment plan, which my financial ...
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Minimum Required Nest Egg Formula?

As a follow-up to this question, what is the minimum size of a nest egg to support 30 years of $5,583.33 monthly distributions? I want the $5,583.33 to increase with inflation each month. The ...
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What is the meaning of the Mega-Million's Cash Option - Avoiding lottery's winning taxes

The current Mega Millions jackpot is standing on $868 Million USD, while the Cash Option for the same Jackpot is $494 Million USD. The winner of any of Mega Million's jackpot has two options to ...
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How can I predict future value of annuity given historical data points and using regression?

I have a retirement fund into which I make regular deposits, however the deposits vary to some extent in size. Furthermore, the growth of the account is also dependent on stock prices. I am tracking a ...
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Growing annuity where cash flow grows per second year

I'd like help with a formula for calculating Future Value given the following: An amount is invested at the END of every year, starting with amount of PMT at the end of this year, at an interest rate ...
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