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Myths About Annuities

John L. Olsen

One of the difficulties in working with annuities is the persistent mythology connected with them. Much of the “conventional wisdom” regarding these contracts is not “wise” at all, but is often mistaken, confused, or downright wrong. Here are five of my favorite “myths”: 1) “Annuities are…” Any sentence that starts this way will be misleading at best. Why? Because all annuities are not the same. Indeed, a true statement about deferred annuities is likely to be partly or wholly untrue when applied to immediate annuities,...

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