Good Enough for Today: A Retirement Idea that began in Rome

| March 15, 2013
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If you are thinking about retirement, you might want to consider a retirement idea that was popular more than 4,000 years ago: Annuities.

The origins of Annuities can be traced back to Roman times, when citizens could make a one-time payment as an “Annual Stipend” to the emperor in exchange for lifetime payments made once a year. During the 17th century, European governments used a similar vehicle to pay for their many wars.

Today, the uses of Annuities are more peaceful – and more complex.

Understanding Annuities, however, can be made easier with a quick review of their essential features and benefits.

Gary Ybarra, of Gemlife Financial has put the annuity basics together for you in a new white paper, Annuities Made Easy. Contact him at gary@gemlifefinancial.com to get your Free copy.

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