A variable annuity is a retirement account that allows a person to choose her investments, and the annuity provides an income based on how well the investments are doing in the stock and bond markets, explains CNN. A var... More » Business & Finance Investing

Although earnings are calculated differently for both fixed and variable retirement annuities, they are both subject to income tax, according to The Motley Fool. Withdrawals also are subject to taxation depending on when... More » Business & Finance Taxes Income Tax

The main advantage of an annuity is its tax-deferred status, allowing a contract owner to invest retirement savings with no contribution limit and no taxes until the funds are withdrawn, reports CNN Money. Disadvantages ... More » Business & Finance Financial Planning
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