Yields from immediate annuities, insurance products that can convert a lump-sum cash payment into a steady income guaranteed for life, can reach 7%, but they aren't right for everyone.
Various policies can help protect you against one of the growing dangers of retirement: outliving your savings.
What if you could invest in the stock market with little risk? That, basically, is the marketing pitch for equity-indexed annuities.
Worried investors who are nearing retirement should consider the rock-solid portfolio strategy developed by Norbert Mindel, author of Wealth Management in the New Economy.
Congress is considering two bills that might provide consumers incentives to buy annuities.
More hybrid 401(k)/annuity plans are popping up as people look to ensure an income throughout retirement.
Variable annuities are one option to save for retirement. Are they right for you?
Traditionally, annuities are safe and AIG is a solid company. But the threat of instability should make investors think twice.
Annuities might be a good option to consider, but make sure you understand the pros and cons.
TheStreet.com Ratings for the best low-cost variable annuities with guaranteed withdrawal benefits.