Are Fixed Annuities a Good Investment?

Published July 24, 2019

Fixed annuities are a good investment for those looking for a safe, tax-advantaged way to earn a guaranteed return on retirement savings needed in the near future (3 to 10 years).

Fixed annuities operate very similarly to CDs. Both vehicles offer a safe way to save money, crediting higher interest rates than those available through savings accounts by requiring you to lock your money away for a period of time. Liquidity exists, but withdrawing funds prior to maturity is typically subject to some kind of penalty (unless you purchase a product that allows for free withdrawals). Typically, fixed annuities offer better rates than CDs, but they don’t come with the FDIC insurance that CDs offer. Instead, pay attention to the credit rating of the insurer as a measure of their claims-paying ability.

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Nimish Shukla

Nimish Shukla

Financial Planning Professional

Nimish has spoken with thousands of customers about retirement spending. As a CFA Charterholder and licensed fixed annuity producer he values the importance of building an income stream for retirement. In addition to his work at Blueprint Income he is also a regular contributor to Nerdwallet.

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