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Annuities 101: Understanding the Basics- Season 5: Episode 7

Of all the financial products available to consumers, it is the annuity that is perhaps the most misunderstood. The initial concept of the annuity — you give money to an insurance company, they pay you some, or all, of that money back (and maybe more) over time — is rather simple. But over the years they’ve become more complex, with more features, more options, and (yes) in some cases, more fees.

Whether an annuity is suitable for you will depend on many factors. But it’s never a good idea to own an annuity (or anything else) without understanding what you’re getting and why it’s been recommended to you. In this week’s episode of Managing Your Financial Future, show host Johnny Dean and “Professor” Rick Plum, CFP® give you the basics of annuities, the types that are available, and answers to some of the most common annuity questions that advisors get. Tune in for all the details!

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Annuities are long-term investment products designed for retirement purposes. Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the issuer subject to their terms and conditions. Early withdrawals may be subject to surrender penalties and, if taken prior to age 59½, may be subject to an additional 10% federal tax. Annuities are not FDIC insured. Certain terms and conditions apply, so please read insurance company materials carefully.

Rick Plum is a registered representative with, and securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor and member FINRA/SIPC. The investment professionals are affiliated with LPL Financial and are conducting business using the name Lucia Capital Group, a separate entity from LPL Financial.

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