An annuity at the very basic is stream of cash flow for certain period of time. They are issued by financial institution, where individual continually places the funds and at a certain point in future receives periodic payments. Annuity may be purchased by individuals who are looking for cash flow during their retirement years.
There are essentially two types of annuities; fixed and variable. In fixed annuity, individual receives fixed payments. In a variable annuity, individual receives fluctuating payments because of their dependence on the performance of underlying funds.
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