Guide to annuity payments

A.Can annuities be cashed in now?

People also ask: Can it be cashed or sold? Can you take money out? Can you take out a loan against it? Options to sell retirement annuity?

The short answer is "yes," but you should talk to a qualified professional first. The reason is simple: taxes. The reason you set-up the annuity in the first place was for a tax-deferred investment. If you cash it out, you could be subject to taxes.

Every annuity is different, and by understanding all of your options, you can make the right decision. The last thing you want is to get hit with a hefty tax bill. We recommend that you review your plan's rules as well as the current federal law. We are often asked, "Can you sell my annuity payments lump sum without penalty?"

That is a difficult question to answer without knowing some details about your annuity first. There are some annuities that do not carry any early termination fees. However, you might be required to pay taxes to Uncle Sam, which could make a move very costly.

How costly?

Sometimes as much as 10% initially AND income taxes on top of that. Ouch. We can review your annuity and advise you with the best strategy for your current financial needs.

There are sometimes higher fees, for example, with lottery winnings in some states. Make sure you have all the information to make the right decision.

What is an annuity?

An annuity is a type of financial product that is usually sold by insurance companies.

Annuities consist of a divided lump sum amount into small annual payments. This setup is typical for retirement plans. These payments are cashed out steadily over the years in the future. Often these are paid over five, ten, and twenty years.

People often buy annuities to set up a steady source of income for their retirement years. Others receive annuities as part of a structured settlement following an injury accident. Annuities can also provide financial security.

Want a customized annuity? No problem. You can choose the size and regularity of payment for the needs of you and your family.

Lottery winnings are usually paid in the form of an annuity.

Ask your financial professional to base it on your retirement needs and goals.

You can also read more about annuities from the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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What are the advantages of owning an annuity?

An annuity is an investment towards your retirement years. Here are the most relevant reasons to get an annuity:

A frequent and reliable source of income.

Payments exempt from taxation, meaning: tax-free.

A lifetime investment, some annuities can even outlive you.

Immediate financial relief, annuities can be sold and be an instant source of cash.

Security for your family. Even if you die, your annuity will still be in effect and your beneficiaries continue to receive your payments.

You can sell your annuities anytime.

Are annuities a safe investment?

Yes, annuities are safe investments for your retirement years and your financial future. As with any investment, there are minor risks, such as insolvency. However, there are tips to minimize these risks, mainly if you pick the right insurance company to buy your annuity.

Only select your insurance provider after evaluating the company rating and reputation, read customer reviews, and check their financial records. Annuities are not just an investment for your future, but they are insurance for your peace of mind today.

If you have an annuity and suddenly need cash, you can sell your annuity. Once sold, you can use the money to cover your urgent needs.

We specialize in these transactions and can offer you the best rates for your annuities.

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What are the drawbacks of annuities?

As with any investment, it is essential to remember that the source of your purchase needs to be certified, legal, and trustworthy. If you do not, you run the risk of buying an annuity from a shady insurer that may never uphold the agreement.

Warning: Yes, there are unlicensed and unregulated companies out there, and while it will sound like a great deal, it will be high risk.

Annuities purchased from the wrong insurance company do have their drawbacks, so it's important to watch out for:

Expensive rates (discount rate) and unexplained administrative fees.

IRS fines should you cash in your annuity before the stipulated time.

Insolvency. Some insurance companies never pay their clients the designated monthly premium. You don't want that to happen to you.

Late payments; insurance companies may take too long to pay the required amounts. This will cause undue stress on you and your family.

It's essential to secure the services of a trusted third-party (such as us) to help you avoid the problems listed above to sell your annuity payments.

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Where can I get an annuity that I can later sell?

There are many ways to buy an annuity, and you can sell your annuities no matter where you obtained them or how (as long as they are from a reputable and licensed insurance company). Selling your annuity is your legal right, and you deserve the service of expert annuity brokers that can help you calculate how much you can sell them for and how long it will take.

You can get an annuity from banks, insurance companies, independent brokerage firms, or a mutual funds company.

Can my annuity be altered later on?

Typically, no. You will be only receiving money (future payments) from the annuity on specified dates based on the original annuity you purchased. We recommend getting your original agreement and reviewing it to ensure that the decision to sell your annuity is the right one for you.

However, if this was an annuity you set up solely for retirement, then it is possible to alter the payments. Review your policy or call 8..66-508-0010 and to see what the cash value of your annuity is. Once you know, you can make a decision.

What is the difference between immediate and deferred annuities?

Immediate annuities pay you back almost immediately (which is where their name stems from), as their names suggest. Once the processing of your money completes in the annuity, you start receiving your return payment. This type of annuity works very well for people who are retiring. Of course, these payments depends on the financial institution that is providing it and the terms of the annuity.

A deferred annuity is the one that accumulates its returns over a more extended period. However, the catch of this type of annuity is that you can't take the money out before the time period ends, no matter how urgent your financial needs are.

Call to find out how much annuity your annuity is worth and if selling it is the right decision for you.

What are the types of annuities? Can i sell them?

One way to tell annuities apart is the handling of the payments. Here are the types of annuities in this particular category:

Ordinary annuity: This type of annuity focuses on payment after each period that the contract states.

Annuity due: Unlike an ordinary annuity, annuity due requires payment before each period that the contract states.

No matter which kind of annuity you own, ordinary or annuity due, you can sell them at any time. Call today!

What is the difference between fixed, indexed, and variable annuities?

Depending on whether you want to have a recurring stream of payments or a payment that can change, there are three different types of annuities. Let's explore them below:

Variable Annuity. A variable annuity provides you with alternatives to invest. This means you may decide where to invest the annuity. This can translate into a growth or a decrease in income, depending on the investment you choose.

Fixed Annuity. A fixed annuity guarantees a periodic income paid to you depending on the contract, the institution holding the annuity, the money you put into it, and the amount of time you are contracted.

Indexed Annuity An indexed annuity (also called equity indexed annuities) is technically a mix between a fixed and variable annuity. You obtain an annuity that works like a variable. The annuity can grow and decrease with the investments it holds, but it does guarantee a minimum return of money if things get tough.

Keep in mind that you can sell your annuity regardless of the type of annuity you have. Call to get help and guide you through the selling process. Should you decide to sell all or part of your annuity or structured settlement, the transaction can be handled from start to finish.

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