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401k loan repayment

401k loan repaymentAllowing loans within a 401k plan is allowed by law, but an employer is not required to do so. Many small business just can't afford the high cost of adding this feature to their plan. Even so, loans are a feature of most 401k plans. If offered, an employer must adhere to some very strict and detailed guidelines on making and administering them. The statutes governing plan loans place no specific restrictions on what the need or use will be for loans, except that the loans must be reasonably available to all participants.

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Cost of an annuity

cost of an annuityInstructions Use time value of money calculations. If an annuity is making immediate payments and the rate is fixed, then the current value of the annuity can be calculated using the time value of money equation pictured at the right. In the equation, "A" stands for the amount of each annuity payment, "r" is the rate and "N" is the total number of pay periods over the life of the annuity. The present value (PV) is calculated by multiplying the amount of a payment by the quantity of the difference between one and the reciprocal of the sum to the Nth power of one plus the rate, divided by the rate.

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Selling life insurance policy for cash

selling life insurance policy for cashInstructions Determine if your policy is a candidate for a life settlement. Policies must be out of the contestable period--usually just the first two years--and they must be convertible. If you are unsure if your term policy is convertible, or whether it is convertible for the entire term or just part of it, contact you life insurance provider. Beware of shark-infested waters. The business of trading on death (and that's what this is, essentially) has a pretty active underbelly.

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Selling annuities

selling annuitiesHistory Because annuities are insurance policies, annuity salespersons are licensed to sell insurance. If they sell variable annuities, they must also be licensed to sell securities by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission and registered with the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA). When the legislature deregulated the financial services industry in the 1990s, many different organizations began selling insurance and investments.

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Calculate your Annuity Quote Online!

annuity quote onlineDespite having the open market option, even today, many people continue to opt for the first annuity offer that is made to them by their pension provider. Market research shows that just by exploring the market and shopping around, you could be getting up to 46% more income from your annuity. So how do you find out how much you could get from an annuity scheme? Thanks to the leaps and bounds made in technology today, you can find out information about different types of annuity, as well as get instant annuity quotes right from the comfort of your home.

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Are life insurance loans a bad idea?

can you cash out a life insurance policyHighlights Any money that isn't repaid will be deducted from your death benefit. Like a conventional loan, you'll be charged interest on the loan amount. Unpaid interest will accrue as income and add to the loan balance. Sometimes the unexpected happens and you need cash. Borrowing from your life insurance policy is one option. Your cash-value whole, universal or variable universal life policy can appear a tempting source for a bailout, especially if you've been paying into it for years.

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Fixed Annuities*

What is a Fixed Annuity? A Fixed Annuity is designed to help you accumulate funds for your retirement. The money in your annuity earns a fixed rate of interest and your money accumulates on a tax-deferred basis, meaning you do not pay taxes on your earnings until you actually withdraw them from your policy. Withdrawals may be taxable and a 10% penalty may apply to withdrawals taken prior to age 59?.

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A shopper’s guide to annuity fees

Your e-mail has been sent. In the past, misconceptions about annuity fees may have kept some people from buying these investment products. However, many annuities have come a long way in terms of lowering costs and clearing up confusion among shoppers. Before making an annuity purchase, shoppers could benefit from knowing the rules of the road. By asking the right questions up front, and by having a better understanding of the features you might be paying for, you should be able to gain a much clearer sense of whether an annuity might fit your needs.

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Annuity definition

annuity definitionAn annuity is a tax deferred savings account issued by a financial advisor at an insurance company. So what are the does this mean to you? Well with an annuity, the principal return is tax-deferred, and you will only pay taxes upon withdrawal of funds. So as your saving - you pay no taxes! The result over the long-term is more cash available to earn interest. When you're ready to withdraw funds from your annuity, you may can choose your pay out option for guaranteed income.

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Penalties for Cashing Out Your 401(k) Early

cashing out your 401kFor employees who are not yet eligible to withdraw money from their 401(k) (and some who take hardship distributions), if you want your money early, you're going to pay for it. All early withdrawals from a 401(k) plan are subject to a 10 percent excise tax. However, as in all aspects in life, there are exceptions to this rule. Distributions not subject to the excise tax include: distributions to an employee who is 55 or older and no longer works for the employer sponsoring the plan distributions to pay a domestic relations order such as child support or alimony distributions to pay off tax debt (i.

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