Moshe Milevsky offers his response to the commonly-asked question: "Why should I invest in annuities?" Mr. Milevsky is a professor of Finance at the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, Canada.
Variable annuities are long-term, tax-deferred investments designed for retirement, involve investment risks and may lose value. Earnings are taxable as ordinary income when distributed and may be subject to a 10% additional tax if withdrawn before age 59½.
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Moshe Milevsky was paid for his commentary. His views do not necessarily reflect those of Jackson.