QLACs Can Deliver Late-in-Life Income

Here's what you need to know about qualified longevity annuity contracts.

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"The strongest of all warriors are these two--Time and Patience." Leo Tolstoy was writing about real blood-and-guts combat in his novel War and Peace. But the same can be said about the battle for financial security in retirement. Every good soldier knows that the key to victory is saving early and often. But a relatively new tool, the qualified longevity annuity contract, or QLAC, can pay off for latecomers.

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Kevin McCormally
Chief Content Officer, Kiplinger Washington Editors
McCormally retired in 2018 after more than 40 years at Kiplinger. He joined Kiplinger in 1977 as a reporter specializing in taxes, retirement, credit and other personal finance issues. He is the author and editor of many books, helped develop and improve popular tax-preparation software programs, and has written and appeared in several educational videos. In 2005, he was named Editorial Director of The Kiplinger Washington Editors, responsible for overseeing all of our publications and Web site. At the time, Editor in Chief Knight Kiplinger called McCormally "the watchdog of editorial quality, integrity and fairness in all that we do." In 2015, Kevin was named Chief Content Officer and Senior Vice President.