Is an immediate annuity a good deal? I'm afraid the market will tank and I want to be secure.?
- MysteryLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
I'm not a fan of annuities. If you decide to go that way find out what the guaranteed payout is going to be.
I think a better way would be to invest in low cost mutual funds through Vanguard. If you spread your investment over several types of funds you will lessen your risk.
But...the market may tank. If it does it will come back. Unfortunately we don't know when either of those events will occur. Depending on your capacity for risk and your time frame you may need a guaranteed investment vehicle. Anything guaranteed will give you a lower payout, so you have to weigh the options.
- 1 decade ago
Horrible idea. Don't do it. Annuities are a bad word.
- 6 years ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Insurance companies take your money, invest it in bonds, and charge you a fee.
If you want safety, buy a US Treasury bond and hold it to maturity.