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Are Annuities Right for Your Retirement?

Jul 06, 2011

Is a 401(k) the Place for an Annuity? Eleanor Blayney, [CFP®] consumer advocate for the Certified Financial Plann[er] Board [of Standards], is blunt, "This is categorically a bad idea." For one, if 401(k) plan loans are an attractive feature, realize that you may not be able to use your annuity benefit to provide a loan, says Thomas White, a partner and member of the employee benefits practice group with Arnstein & Lehr. It may also be impossible to move the annuity to another plan or to an IRA upon termination of employment. Read more >

Daily Finance
Sheryl Nance-Nash
July 6, 2011

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