Annuities offer an alternative for those who have already contributed the maximum to their other retirement savings.
What do you do when you’ve already made the maximum yearly contribution to your 401(k) and/or an IRA? What if you’re looking for an alternative all together? If either of those situations describes you, then an annuity might be a retirement savings option worth considering. Annuities are sometimes called “personal pensions,” because they pay you a guaranteed income during retirement. But how do they work? And are they right for you?