Tue, 20 Jan 2009
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Retirement Readiness Bootcamp Part 2: Social Security, pensions, annuities , and other sources of nonportfolio income are important parts of any retirement plan.
These products can be a good fit for those who are delaying Social Security and who have good health and longevity in their family histories, says financial-planning expert Michael Kitces.
Investors should think of annuities like other risk-management tools, weighing how much they value the protection of lifelong income, says Morningstar Investment Management's David Blanchett.
Market trends have altered the benefits of several annuity products, and Morningstar's Kevin Loffredi examines what retirees should know before investing in these vehicles.
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