Offbeat Offerings: Immediate or Income Annuities

    by Cara Scatizzi

    Offbeat Offerings: Immediate Or Income Annuities Splash image

    An annuity is a contract, purchased from a life insurance company, that provides for a set stream of payments or income for a set length of time, usually until the death of the annuity holder.

    The concept of an annuity can be confusing because life insurance companies use the term to describe two different types of contracts: deferred annuities and immediate annuities.

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