The money you put towards your annuity, as well as the interest earned, is protected from loss for the length of your contract.
Depending on the type of annuity, you can either earn a guaranteed rate of interest or potentially earn more in exchange for some risk.
You don’t have to pay income taxes until you start getting payments, so your principal can grow tax-deferred.
According to the type of contract, you either get a lump sum or multiple payments from the annuity at the end of your term.
Annuities are a great choice if you are looking for a way to see your money securely grow over time. Unlike IRAs and other retirement plans with income and contribution limits, anyone can own an annuity and fund it as they see fit. As an insurance product, the guarantees and payments from an annuity are backed by the strength and security of the issuing insurance company. So, you can rest assured that we’ve got your back.
Fixed annuities offer a secure, low-risk way to grow tax-deferred money for retirement. Fixed annuities, like a multi-year guaranteed annuity (MYGA), are a great choice as part of a diversified retirement portfolio, and will allow you to grow money safely for a period of time until you’re ready to use it. Growth is based off the compounded interest rate of the annuity, and the value of your contract will increase steadily throughout its term.
Since there is no market risk associated with a fixed annuity, your principal (the money you put in at the start of your contract) is guaranteed to grow at a fixed, steady rate, making a fixed annuity a great place to put money you want to protect before retirement.
While not an actual investment in a stock index, the performance of fixed index annuities (FIAs) is tied to specific underlying stock indices. Your money grows according to either a fixed rate or the performance of the indices you choose - or both. If you choose to allocate your money to the available indices, your money won’t grow uniformly as with a fixed annuity, but it will grow in relation to how the indices you choose will grow, with the potential for higher yield at the end of your term.
But what if the market has a downturn? That’s the beauty of an FIA. This type of product protects your principal from dips in the market and retains its year-start value, even when stocks and other more volatile investment options lose value. And once the market has another positive year, so does your annuity.
Guarantees are backed by the claims-paying ability of Aspida Life Insurance Company (“Aspida”). Annuities are designed for long-term accumulation of money; surrender and withdrawal fees may apply on early withdrawals. Annuity withdrawals are subject to income tax, and withdrawals prior to age 59½ may also be subject to an IRS penalty.
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