At What Age Should I Buy Annuities?
Tips to help you buy annuities, and when you should buy which one. Are you a good candidate for a deferred or immediate annuity? It’s all about age.
There are several different kinds of annuities, deferred and immediate being the most popular. A deferred annuity is an annuity that is usually used for retirement, while an immediate is usually purchased by those who are retired. A person should buy annuities at any age, but they have a lower risk if they purchase them at the correct age.
Buy Annuities Before 50
If you are going to buy annuities, before you are 50, a deferred annuity is usually the best to purchase. The younger you are, the more money you are able to invest in annuities. You can also have lower payments, the younger you are, because you have more time to pay the premiums. A deferred annuity can also be purchased, with a lump sum of money, such as an inheritance. When investing in an annuity, you should make sure that you have a good 15 years to invest, before payout.
Buy Annuities at 60
If you want to buy annuities at 60, you should compile your savings, retirement and other funds, into an immediate annuity. This will make monthly payments to you, in around 30 days. This annuity will make sure your money lasts for as long as you want. People usually opt to have it last until death.
Buy Annuities Jointly
If purchasing an annuity, deferred or immediate, a joint option is usually available. This allows your spouse to get a percentage of the payout if you die. You also will get a percentage, if your spouse dies, and you are still living. Because an annuity usually doesn’t transfer to heirs, this allows people to still have a spouse taken care of. The percentage can go up to 100 percent, of the monthly payments. This option is usually chosen with an immediate annuity, at retirement age.
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