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offer access to the investment products you may need, like annuities, accompanied by professional
advice that helps you work toward your long-term financial goals.
What is an annuity?
An annuity is designed to accept and grow funds from an individual and then, upon annuitization, pay out a stream of payments to the individual at a later point in time. Annuities are primarily used as a means of securing a steady cash flow for an individual during their retirement years.
Annuities can be structured according to a wide array of details and factors, such as the duration of time that payments from the annuity can be guaranteed to continue. Annuities can be created so that, upon annuitization, payments will continue so long as either the annuitant or their spouse is alive. Alternatively, annuities can be structured to pay out funds for a fixed amount of time, such as 20 years, regardless of how long the annuitant lives.
Annuities can be structured to provide fixed periodic payments to the annuitant or variable payments. The intent of variable annuities is to allow the annuitant to receive greater payments if investments of the annuity fund do well and smaller payments if its investments do poorly. This provides for a less stable cash flow than a fixed annuity, but allows the annuitant to reap the benefits of strong returns from their fund's investments.
The different ways in which annuities can be structured provide individuals seeking annuities the flexibility to construct an annuity contract that will best meet their needs.
Annuities are long-term, tax-deferred investment vehicles designed for retirement purposes and contain both an investment and insurance component and carry insurance related charges. Guarantees are based on claims paying abilities of the issuer. Withdrawals made prior to age 59-1/2 are subject to 10% IRS penalty tax and surrender charges may apply. Gains from tax-deferred investments are taxable as ordinary income upon withdrawal. The investment returns and principal value of the available sub-account portfolios will fluctuate so that the value of an investor's unit, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original value.
No matter the size of your portfolio or your financial goals, the investment professionals at Dupaco Financial Services are available to meet with you to discuss your particular financial situation. For a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, request your appointment online or by calling Dupaco Financial Services at (563) 557-7600 / 800-373-7600. Your money matters. We’re here to help.
Securities offered through LPL Financial and its affiliates, Member FINRA/SIPC. LPL Financial and Dupaco Community Credit Union and its subsidiary, Dupaco Financial Services, Inc., are not affiliated. Mutual funds, annuities, and other investments: are not deposits; are not insured by the NCUA or any other regulatory agency; are not obligations of, or guaranteed by Dupaco Community Credit Union or any other affiliated entity; are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal amount invested.