RRA Educational Resources/Blog/The Buzz about Fixed Indexed Annuities

The Buzz about Fixed Indexed Annuities

Consider an FIA for Your Retirement
When it comes to planning for retirement, it’s important to consider all of your options for generating income. One option that many retirees choose is a fixed indexed annuity. A fixed indexed annuity (FIA) is a type of annuity that offers a guaranteed minimum interest rate, along with the potential for higher returns based on the performance of an underlying index, such as the S&P 500. Here are some of the reasons why FIAs can be a good option for retirement planning:

Protection Against Market Losses
One of the biggest benefits of a fixed indexed annuity is that it offers protection against market losses. Unlike other investments, the principal amount invested in an FIA is not at risk of loss due to market downturns. This can provide peace of mind for retirees who are concerned about market volatility.

Guaranteed Minimum Interest Rate
In addition to protecting against market losses, FIAs also offer a guaranteed minimum interest rate. This means that even if the underlying index performs poorly, the annuity will still earn a minimum interest rate. This provides a stable source of income for retirees.

Tax-Deferred Growth
Another advantage of FIAs is that they offer tax-deferred growth. This means that the interest earned on the annuity is not taxed until it is withdrawn. For retirees who are in a higher tax bracket, this can be a significant advantage.

Flexible Payment Options
FIAs offer flexible payment options, allowing retirees to choose how they receive their payments. They can opt for a lump sum payment, periodic payments, or even lifetime payments. This allows retirees to tailor their annuity to their individual needs.

Estate Planning Benefits
Finally, FIAs offer estate planning benefits. In the event of the annuity owner’s death, the beneficiaries of the annuity can receive the remaining balance of the annuity without going through the probate process. This can be a significant advantage for retirees who are concerned about leaving assets to their heirs.

​Fixed indexed annuities can be a good option for retirement planning. They offer protection against market losses, a guaranteed minimum interest rate, tax-deferred growth, flexible payment options, and estate planning benefits. It’s important to work with a trusted financial advisor to determine if an FIA is the right choice for your individual retirement goals.

See other posts like this one:

Thursday, March 28, 2024

In 2024: What Medicare Could Cost You

Friday, March 01, 2024

Building Cash Flow in Retirement: Income Diversity Strategies

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Why Legacy Planning is Part of Smart Retirement Planning

Thursday, February 15, 2024

How a Living Will Can Help Your Retirement

Friday, February 09, 2024

Retire Right: Ditch the Traditional Plan, Embrace Your Risk-Based Freedom

Thursday, February 01, 2024

From Pensions to 401(k)s: Shifting Risks in Retirement

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Why Today’s Retirement Isn’t Like Your Parents’

Friday, January 19, 2024

Roth vs. Traditional Accounts for Pre-Retirees

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Pioneers of Risk-Based Retirement Planning

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Understanding Linked-Benefit Long-Term Care

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Which is Best: Annuity or LIRP? Or Both?

Thursday, November 09, 2023

You Can Unlock Your Home Equity for Retirement

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

What Is a Second-To-Death Life Insurance Policy?

Friday, October 27, 2023

Beneficiary IRAs: Preserving Your Legacy for Future Generations

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Steady Stream of Retirement Income

logo.png

Investment advisory services offered through Brookstone Wealth Advisors, LLC (BWA), a registered investment advisor and an affiliate of Brookstone Capital Management, LLC. BWA and Retirement Risk Advisors are independent of each other. Insurance products and services are not offered through BWA but are offered and sold through individually licensed and appointed agents.

© COPYRIGHT RETIREMENT RISK ADVISORS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

RETIREMENT PLANNING

Step 1 – Team Approach
Step 2 – Get to Know You
Step 3 – Design Your Plan
Step 4 – Provide Education
​Step 5 – Help You Take Action

CONTACT US

1309 Coffeen Avenue, Suite 3851, Sheridan, WY 82801

Support Staff support@retirementriskadvisor.com

Toll free: 1 (855) 491-0400
​Text us at: 1 (307) 264-2902