Why move your 401k to a fixed index annuity that pays until 94

A couple who just turned 60 had paid their mortgage in less than 15 years by adding $500 more each month in payments. Now, they planned well for retirement by moving their 401k into a fixed index annuity that pays until they are 94 and with a base bonus of 20%. The company is number 1 in fixed index annuities and number 2 in risk management. Contact Connie Dello Buono, CA and MI license life agent at 408-854-1883 , connie@connielifeins.com ; http://www.athene.com

There are many ways to protect your principal and to downsize to protect your retirement money. You also wanted to pay less in taxes so that when you want to receive the payout as beneficiary, do choose the 5 year installment for more payment compared to a lump sum.

For more info about fixed index annuities, Contact Connie Dello Buono for a zoom call and an illustration designed for your retirement goals and asset protection. We protect our retirement, income, disability, accident and life with an insurance and fixed index annuity that will provide protection while we are still alive and when we have critical, chronic and terminal illnesss.

Start with a term life insurance with cash back option, plan early before 50. To celebrate your life, get a final expense life insurance for up to 85 yrs old for your family to have money to spend for your burial within 48 hours.

Why take control of the lump sum pension from your company

When you receive your lump sum pension from your company, you can move it to Athene fixed index annuity to create a lifetime retirement pension under your control, with death benefits for your beneficiaries, safe, avoids probate, no negative market participation, with 10% bonus using Athene Agility, and other benefits. Text 4088541883, connie@connielifeins.com ; http://www.lifeinsurance4women.com
Connie Dello Buono , Lic 0G60621 for details.

At age 61, you are taxed less when withdrawing money from your retirement account. Most of the time, anyone who withdraws from their 401(k) before they reach 59 ½ will have to pay a 10% penalty as well as their regular income tax. However, you can withdraw your savings without a penalty at age 55 in some circumstances.

The IRS allows penalty-free withdrawals from retirement accounts after age 59 1/2 .

At age 72, federal law requires you to withdraw a minimum amount from most retirement savings accounts on an annual basis. You must withdraw from each plan type that is subject to RMDs. There are severe tax penalties for not following RMD rules.

Why Athene Fixed Index Annuity for lifetime pension

If you wish to allocate a portion of your savings or retirement/pension in a safe Fixed Index Annuity with no negative market participation, text Connie Dello Buono, 0G60621, at 408-8541883 to show you Athene’s annuity products that suits your retirement savings goal of tax less, fees less, avoid probate, safe with no participation in market downturns and more benefits as shown below.


About Connie Dello Buono, Financial Consultant 4088541883 connie@connielifeins.com

Insurance Broker protecting families, seniors and business owners (insurance for life, income, health, retirement, estate and mortgage equity).

Connie Dello Buono is a California Licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent, 0G60621. Serving clients in the bay area, Santa Clara county and the greater bay area communities. Connie started helping seniors with caregivers and with life insurance products that can be used even with health issues.

Life Insurance as asset, life, and retirement income protection

We are focused on helping our clients achieve a secure retirement using fixed annuities and index universal life insurance, a final expense plan using single issue whole life insurance with no medical tests, mortgage protection insurance plans from Americo, AIG, Mutual of Omaha, Transamerica, AIG, John Hancock, American Amicable and 10 more insurance carriers, mostly A rated.

The many riders are important to protect the client during accidental death (doubles the death benefit amount), disability, loss of income/job, terminal/chronic/critical illness or living benefits riders, Return of Premium or cash back, paid up addition and getting back all premiums paid at 100 yrs of age.

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401k to annuities plan worksheet

Gather your current financial plan and evaluate your retirement goals. Do you think you will outlive your savings? If yes, text 408-854-1883 for our field underwriter to show you a plan. Do review your current plan with your family, advisors and other pros. Fixed Index Annuities are savings you wanted to keep for at least 10 years and then start withdrawing them and have a lifetime income with death benefits and other benefit riders.

About Annuities

Annuities are insurance contracts that guarantee a fixed or variable payment to the annuitant (the investor) at some future time, usually retirement. Annuities come in different varieties with many different options (called riders) so each annuity works in its own particular way, but there are some general concepts to understand.

Two Phases of Annuities

Generally, Annuities have two phases: an “accumulation” phase and a “distribution” phase.

The Accumulation phase is when the investor’s contributions (called premiums) are made. The contributions can be made in a lump sum or in installments over a period of time.

The Distribution phase is when the investor can withdraw their money. The distribution can also be done in either a lump sum or in payments over a period of time.

Deferred vs. Immediate

When entering an Annuity, you may set the Distribution phase to begin immediately or have the payments delayed to some point in the future. As such, Annuities can be Deferred Annuities or Immediate Annuities. Whether Deferred or Immediate, earnings in the Accumulation and Distribution phases grow on a tax-deferred basis.

Fixed Annuities

In a Fixed Annuity, the insurance company guarantees a fixed payment to the annuitant (investor) for either the lifetime of the investor or for a specified period of time. If an investor dies before their principal has been fully paid out, they may receive only a portion of the monies invested during the Accumulation phase. Essentially, the insurance company insures two risks in offering the Fixed Annuity: the investment risk and the risk of an investor living beyond the principal and interest earned.

To finance a fixed payment over time, a Fixed Annuity must generate interest on the premiums paid. A Fixed Annuity contract typically specifies two levels of interest: a Current Rate and a Minimum Rate. The Current Rate reflects the current interest rates the Fixed Annuity will earn and is guaranteed at the beginning of each calendar year. The Minimum Rate is the minimum interest rate the insurance company will guarantee if the Current Rate falls. Minimum Rates are determined by states. Utah currently requires a minimum of 3 percent.

As the principal and interest is guaranteed by the insurance company, the risk of a fixed annuity is entirely based on the financial health of the company selling the Fixed Annuity.

Variable Annuities

Variable Annuities differ in that their rate of return is based on an underlying securities portfolio or other index of performance (called a subaccount). That means that the value of the Variable Annuity contract itself may rise or fall with the stock market. Not only does this affect earnings in the Accumulation phase and payments during the Distribution phase, but also presents the risk that the Variable Annuity loses money.

Variable Annuities are often sold by comparing them to a mutual fund, but focusing on the features that Variable Annuities offer and mutual funds do not. These selling points include:

  1. Tax-Deferred Earnings — While market gains in the subaccount are not taxed until the Distribution phase, other types of investment accounts offer the same tax advantage. A Traditional or Rollover IRA also holds securities (e.g. mutual funds, stocks, bonds) and defers taxes until distributions are made.
  2. Death Benefit — Similar to insurance products, most Variable Annuities include a death benefit, which allows a designated beneficiary to receive a certain amount upon the annuitant’s death. That amount is often the greater of either: all the money in the account, or some guaranteed minimum (e.g. all premiums paid minus withdrawals taken). Sometimes riders are available to elect a “stepped-up” death benefit. Remember, that any death benefit guarantee is only as good as the insurance company that gives them.
  3. Payout Options / Guaranteed Income for Life — As its name implies, a Variable Annuity’s rate of return is not stable, but varies with the investment options in the subaccount. There is no guarantee that an investor will earn any return on their investment and there is a risk that they will lose money. Because of this risk, variable annuities are securities registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  4. Other Riders — Variable Annuities are often sold with a number of add-on options (riders) that provide specific benefits. Be aware that these special features may result in additional charges to the investor in the overall annual fees and expenses of the annuity contract.

Equity-Indexed Annuities

Equity-Indexed Annuities are complex financial instruments that combine elements of both Fixed and Variable Annuities. The return on an Equity-Indexed Annuity varies more than a Fixed Annuity, but varies less than a Variable Annuity. So the risk for Equity-Indexed Annuity is somewhere between a Fixed and Variable Annuity.

Equity-Indexed Annuities combine a minimum guaranteed interest rate with another interest rate linked to a market index. The minimum guaranteed interest rate is typically a modest amount and a market index is the combined result of a number of stocks representing a specific segment of the market or the market as a whole. So while the market component of the Equity-Indexed Annuity still creates a risk (and potential losses), the minimum guaranteed interest rate may offset that risk somewhat. However, the minimum guaranteed interest rate may not even cover the costs of the surrender charges, rider expenses, and tax penalties if the investor needed to cash out their Equity-Indexed Annuity.

Regulation of Annuities

Fixed Annuities are not securities and are not regulated by the Utah Division of Securities or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Fixed Annuities are insurance products regulated by the Utah Department of Insurance.

Variable Annuities are securities regulated by the SEC. The individual sales agents should be licensed both as an insurance agent with the Utah Department of Insurance and as a broker-dealer agent with the Utah Division of Securities.

Equity-Indexed Annuities combine features of traditional insurance products (guaranteed minimum return) and traditional securities (return linked to the stock markets). Currently, Equity-Indexed Annuities are deemed to be a Fixed Annuity in Utah and are regulated by the Utah Department of Insurance, not the Utah Division of Securities. However, the SEC evaluates Equity-Indexed Annuities on a case-by-case basis and may regulate them as securities depending on the mix of features. Proposed legislation may change the way Utah regulates Equity-Indexed Annuities in the coming years.

Free Look Period

Annuity contracts typically have a “free look” period of ten or more days, during which you can terminate the insurance contract without paying any surrender charges and receive a return of your purchase payments (which may be adjusted to reflect charges and the performance of your investment). You can continue to ask questions in this period to make sure you understand your Annuity before the “free look” period ends.