Annuities
Annuities are insurance contracts that provide guaranteed payments for a set time period, or for life. Before investing in one, it's important to understand their pros and cons.
Calculating Present and Future Value of Annuities
Here is how to calculate the present value and future value of ordinary annuities and annuities due.

Annuity Due Definition

Getting the Whole Story on Variable Annuities

What Are the Distribution Options for an Inherited Annuity?

What Happens to My Annuity After I Die?

Guaranteed Investment Contract (GIC) Definition

Present Value Vs. Future Value in Annuities

Accumulation Phase Definition

Annuity Derivation Vs. Perpetuity Derivation: What's the Difference?

Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract (QLAC) Definition

Selecting the Payout on Your Annuity

Variable Annuitization Definition

The Main Types of Annuities Made Easy

Equivalent Annual Annuity Approach (EAA) Definition

EquityIndexed Annuity Definition

Annuity Definition

Retirement Annuities: Know the Pros and Cons

Perpetuity Definition

Payout Definition

Fixed Annuity Definition

Ordinary Annuity Definition

Present Value of an Annuity Definition

How Are Nonqualified Variable Annuities Taxed?

Guaranteed Minimum Income Benefit (GMIB)

What Are the Risks of Annuities in a Recession?

Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefit (GMWB) Definition

Annuity Table Definition

Guaranteed Minimum Accumulation Benefit (GMAB) Definition

Annuities vs. Bonds: What's the Difference?

Future Value of an Annuity Definition

Death Benefits in a Variable Annuity

Is an Annuity a Perpetuity?

How to Rollover a Variable Annuity Into an IRA

Are Variable Annuities Subject to Required Minimum Distributions?

Qualified PreRetirement Survivor Annuity (QPSA) Definition

Annuitant Definition

Commissioners' Annuity Reserve Valuation Method (CARVM)

What Are the Biggest Disadvantages of Annuities?

Annuity Contract Definition

Is Annuitization Your Best Strategy?

Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) Definition

Joint and Survivor Annuity

Indexed Annuity Definition

Types of Fixed Annuities

InflationProtected Annuity (IPA) Definition

How Do Living and Death Benefit Riders Work?

Certified Annuity Specialist (CAS) Definition

L Share Annuity Class Definition

How a Fixed Annuity Works After Retirement

Exchange Your Variable Annuity With Section 1035

The Pros and Cons of Annuities

An Overview of Annuities

Deciphering Deferred Annuity Designations

Passing the Buck: The Hidden Costs of Annuities

Break Out of Annuity Prison With a Secondary Market Annuity

Annuities: How to Find the Right One for You

Annuity Method of Depreciation Definition

Can I Borrow From My Annuity to Put a Down Payment on a House?

Annuity in Advance Definition

Annuitization Definition

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping for Annuities