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Forum: FIRE and Money 10-09-2013, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Grammymissy
Nun, thank you for your response and your taking...

Nun, thank you for your response and your taking the time to explain some options for us. I will take some time and research the options you have noted. Much appreciated!
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-09-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,549
Posted By Grammymissy
Nun, currently the only income stream is the...

Nun, currently the only income stream is the pension, since I am 51 and husband is 56, husband wants to take his ss at 62, while I am waiting to 67 is current plan. Obtaining another income stream...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-08-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,549
Posted By Grammymissy
As brewer12345 points out, there are guarantees...

As brewer12345 points out, there are guarantees layered into variable annuities such as income stream for life and a death benefit of original investment, that are appealing.
And yes there is risk...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-08-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,549
Posted By Grammymissy
Jerome Len thank you for your comments, I would...

Jerome Len thank you for your comments, I would agree there are some knowledgeable people contributing to this board, and I will keep researching here. Also, thank you for the charitable annuities...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-07-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,549
Posted By Grammymissy
Erprecy, I did see your posts, and I wish you the...

Erprecy, I did see your posts, and I wish you the best in your decisions, whatever they may be. If following this boards recommendations and canceling your Annunity at a loss to you, is what you...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-07-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,549
Posted By Grammymissy
Koolau thank you for your response, we have still...

Koolau thank you for your response, we have still not made a decision on our finances. It is a vanguard variable Annuity that we are still considering. We do have other items we are researching. ...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-16-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,549
Posted By Grammymissy
Thank you John schanzer for your response, you...

Thank you John schanzer for your response, you are a risk taker admitting on this board that you purchased an annunity. I asked a question, of annuity buyers and for some reason I am attacked by a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-16-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,549
Posted By Grammymissy
Thank you for all of your responses, it is...

Thank you for all of your responses, it is obvious to me that even if someone purchased a variable annuity, they would not admit on this website. And since my question was for someone who has...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-15-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,549
Posted By Grammymissy
I understand that the funds we have earmarked for...

I understand that the funds we have earmarked for a variable annuity could be invested elsewhere, perhaps just as easily. However since these funds are being set aside for the later years, for...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-15-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,549
Posted By Grammymissy
Variable Annuity, Has anyone purchased and why?

We are considering a variable annuity for a portion of our retirement income, and since we are going to travel quite a bit internationally we will not have time to manage our funds too closely. This...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-15-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,596
Posted By Grammymissy
No worries, did not realize that only certain...

No worries, did not realize that only certain questions can be asked, I won't bother you again.
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-15-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,596
Posted By Grammymissy
I am curious if there is anyone who has purchased...

I am curious if there is anyone who has purchased a variable annuity, and what was their reasons for purchase.
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