Create your own paycheque for retirement and shield it from market changes.
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An income stream that can help make sure you don’t outlive your money.
An income annuity is a simple way to turn a portion of your savings into regular income – for a fixed period or the rest of your life. It’s up to you.
No matter how the markets fluctuate or how much interest rates change, you’ll continue to receive payments that can help cover your essential expenses or support your retirement lifestyle.
You can put a portion of your retirement savings, like RRSP, into an annuity. It can cover your basic needs so the rest of your money can be used to live the retirement you want – taking that dream vacation, for example.
Similar to a pension plan, an annuity can be thought of as pooling money from thousands of Canadians.
Income annuities can be the right choice if you are:
You can add a guaranteed income payment option (guaranteed period). This way, income payments will be made from your annuity to your beneficiary for a specific period (e.g. 5 years), even if you or you and your spouse/partner die.
After your death, the person you choose as your beneficiary can receive a death benefit equal to your initial investment or continue receiving income payments, it’s up to you. If you already started receiving income while you were alive, the death benefit will be reduced by that amount.
With the flexible income start date option, you can change the date your income payments begin. Starting your income later than your original date will increase the amount of those payments to you.
If you have an unexpected expense and suddenly need cash, the cashable feature lets you access some or all of your guaranteed income payments. This feature is only available with a non-registered, accrual taxation annuity. Some terms and conditions may apply.