12 Things You Didn't Know About Annuities

Oftentimes when it comes to retirement, you don’t know what you don’t know. See if what you know about annuities is correct. You might be surprised.

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Annuities are great tools for retirement planning, but they can be complicated, too. And the terminology can be confusing even when the underlying concept is simple. When it comes to this important piece of the retirement-security puzzle, how well do you understand annuities?

Here are 12 things we bet you didn’t know about annuities.

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This article was written by and presents the views of our contributing adviser, not the Kiplinger editorial staff. You can check adviser records with the SEC or with FINRA.

Ken Nuss
CEO / Founder, AnnuityAdvantage

Retirement-income expert Ken Nuss is the founder and CEO of AnnuityAdvantage, a leading online provider of fixed-rate, fixed-indexed and immediate-income annuities. Interest rates from dozens of insurers are constantly updated on its website. He launched the AnnuityAdvantage website in 1999 to help people looking for their best options in principal-protected annuities. More information is available from the Medford, Oregon, based company at https://www.annuityadvantage.com (opens in new tab) or (800) 239-0356.