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For readers who lost 40%+ when the stock market crashed in 2000-2002 and 40-50-60% when it crashed in 2007-March of 2009, this material will be a real eye opener.
This material covers Fixed Indexed Annuities (FIAs) and why you may want to use them as one of your protective wealth-building/retirement tools.
Why FIAs? Because they can have the following characteristics:
- 100% principal protection (your money will never go backwards due to negative returns in the stock market).
- Positive gains in a stock index are locked in every year.
- A guaranteed rate of return (accumulation value) (this is an option on many products for an additional charge).
- A guaranteed income for life (this is an optional rider on many products for an additional charge).
- A free long-term care benefit (this is an option on many products for an additional charge).
Fixed Index Annuity Disadvantages:
- 10% IRS penalty on withdrawals prior to 59 1/2 years of age
- Early withdrawal penalties or surrender charges for large withdrawals prior to maturity or when withdrawing in excess of the 10% annual surrender-free portion
- Ordinary income tax owed on earnings during the withdrawal or income payout stage
- LIFO: Last in first out tax requirement so earnings are taxed first, unless annuitization takes place, which then uses a tax exclusion ratio
- Fixed index annuities are not FDIC insured
- Fixed index annuities do not capture the full upside of the stock market
- Caps, participation, spreads and declared fixed interest rates are all subject to change on an annual basis
- It is possible during a down year or years to have zero-interest crediting
Does a wealth-building tool with the above-mentioned characteristics interest you?
- Not all Equity Indexed Annuities offer a minimum guaranteed return.
- Equity Indexed Annuities are insurance products and not considered a security or investment.
- Guarantees are based on the claims paying ability of the issuing insurance company.