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Does an Income Annuity Make Sense for You?

Shop ‘til you drop. If and when you’re ever in the market for an income annuity, shop for the best return—so long as you entrust your money to a financially strong insurance company. Don't assume that the first annuity you come across is the best. Chances are it isn't. Shopping for the best return is particularly important because, once you sign up, there's usually no turning back. You’re in it for life, so you'd hate to end up with an annuity that pays quite a bit less.

The upshot. Both methods, annuitizing or self-managing, have advantages and disadvantages, and no financial decision is "either/or." Many will benefit from taking an annuity for part of the money and investing the rest. If you decide to invest the money on your own, make sure you diversify your investments between stocks and interest-earning securities to avoid big losses when the stock market declines.

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