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Do I Really Get A 7.2% Return Forever From That Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit (GLWB)?

John L. Olsen

“Lifetime withdrawal benefits” are very popular these days; most of the indexed or variable deferred annuities sold today are bought by consumers who paid extra for this “rider”. Regrettably, all too many of those buyers believe that, for that extra cost, they will earn a guaranteed “investment return equal to the “rollup rate” of the annuity. They won’t. They will get a guaranteed amount of income, but that’s not the same thing. Let’s define our terms. A “Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Rider” (usually abbreviated as GLWB)...

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