Annuities For Dummies
Part I: Annuities: A Blend of Insurance and Investment.
Chapter 1: Making Sense of Annuities.
Chapter 2: Using Annuities to Meet Retirement Challenges.
Chapter 3: Dissecting an Annuity.
Chapter 4: Weighing the Pros and Cons of Annuities.
Chapter 5: Deciding Whether an Annuity Is Right for You.
Part II: Identifying the Main Types of Annuities.
Chapter 6: Saving with Fixed Annuities.
Chapter 7: Experimenting with Index Annuities.
Chapter 8: Meeting the New Generationof Variable Annuities (VAs).
Chapter 9: Financing Your Retirement with an Income Annuity.
Chapter 10: Aging Gracefully with an ALDA.
Part III: Making the Most of Your Annuity.
Chapter 11: Structuring Your Annuity Correctly.
Chapter 12: Optimizing Your Variable Annuity (VA) Investments.
Chapter 13: Accessing, Escaping from, or Converting Your Annuity.
Chapter 14: The Taxing Side of Annuities.
Part IV: Navigating the Annuity Superstore.
Chapter 15: Getting Creative with Annuities.
Chapter 16: Going to Meet the (Sales) Representative.
Chapter 17: Avoiding Annuity Pitfalls.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Essential Annuity Expressions.
Chapter 19: Ten Questions to Ask Before You Sign a Contract.
Chapter 20: Ten Factors that Determine Longevity.
Chapter 21: Ten Web Sources for More Annuity Information.
Appendix A: Key Research Sources.
Appendix B: Protection from Insurer Default.
Appendix C: General Rule for Pensions and Annuities.