Living in Retirement


Annuities and your retirement portfolio

May 02, 2014

They can be another useful income stream

Outliving one's assets is a common concern among retirees. Maria Bruno and Colleen Jaconetti of Vanguard's Investment Strategy Group say an annuity can be an effective "insurance policy" to provide additional income in a retirement portfolio.

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