For Someone Who Likes Guarantees

January 25, 2023

There has been an increase in activity in the annuity space since the summer of 2022. 



As you could have guessed they are more attractive now than they had been in the past decade.

Annuities are great for:

  • People who are worried about outliving their income
  • People who like guarantees
  • A way to diversify a portfolio, a substitute for fixed income
  • People who are fee sensitive or are not quite sure if what type of investment to utilize

Here’s an idea how this set it and forget it strategy looks based on:

  • Various ages listed below are when the annuity is purchased
  • A $500,000 RRSP investment 
  • Guaranteed income until the day they die, there would also be a 10-year guarantee period where if they die in the first ten years the beneficiary would receive the income to the end of 10 years
  • Note that the joint life scenario would reduce income to 60% upon first death
Note that once this strategy is implemented there is no monitoring necessary, and that income is Guaranteed.

Another strategy is “back-to-back annuities” where an annuity and permanent life insurance policy are purchased at the same time. The initial annuity investment is in the same amount as the insurance death benefit. The annuity income pays the life insurance premium and there will be additional money left over (the spread) for the client to enjoy during their lifetime. When they pass the insurance benefit replaces the annuity investment. 

Please contact Steve Mcbride more information. 

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