Annuities For Dummiesby Kerry Pechter
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Why look into annuities? If you’re a Baby Boomer with little or no pension and most of your money in low-interest savings accounts, an annuity may be the key to a secure and comfortable retirement. How can you find out whether an annuity is right for you? Read Annuities For Dummies, 3rd Edition.
This completely revised and updated, plain-English guide is packed with the latest information on choosing the best annuity for your retirement needs. You’ll find out exactly what annuities are, whether they’re the right financial vehicle for you, and which of the many annuity options might have your name on it. You’ll learn the ins and outs of using annuities to fund your retirement years, figure out whether to stress investments with insurance or insurance with investments, and find out how the right combination of annuities can help you squeeze more income out of your savings that any other financial tool. Discover how to:
- Identify the main types of annuities
- Weigh the pros and cons of annuities for yourself
- Minimize the complexity and cost of your annuity investment
- Figure out how much money to commit
- Avoid common annuity pitfalls
- Create an income you can’t outlive
The time to start securing your financial future is now. Annuities For Dummies, 3rd Edition, gives you knowledge, insider tips, and expert advice you need to make your money do its best for you.
Meet the Author
Kerry Pechter is the senior editor of Annuity Market News. As a reporter who writes about annuities and the annuity industry full-time and as a former marketing writer who specialized in annuities at The Vanguard Group, he brings both an outsider’s and an insider’s perspective to the writing of this book.
A financial journalist for many years, Kerry has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and many other national and regional publications. His previous books include two career guides, A Big Splash in a Small Pond: How to Get a Job in a Small Company (Fireside) and An Engineer’s Guide to Lifelong Employability (IEEE). He is a graduate of Kenyon College.
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"Annuities for Dummies" makes a fairly complex & complicated topic both understandable and (if you can believe this) enjoyable to read. I am only half way through the book and am already enlightened. Kerry Pechter is an incredibly good writer and educator. This book is a must read for those who are planning for retirement and are thinking about annuities. There is so much more in this book that your broker, banker or insurance agent can explain to you in a sales pitch.