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Your Due Pension Account comes with a 3% guaranteed interest rate on your money. No hidden fees. Just a simple retirement plan for people like me and you.
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See exactly how much money you will get on a monthly basis once you retire. With our simple Pension Calculator you can see how much money you will have coming into your bank account. Got a bonus you want to put to retirement, easy.
No catch. Your get 3.5% a month on your money. Deposit money each month and know exactly how much money you’ll have when you retire. Got unexpected expenses? You can cash out your Pension money you’ve invested at any time.
Why choose Due for your custom Pension program?
You Are Always in Control
You can invest as much as you would like each month, no limits. The more you invest, the more you’ll get each month when you retire.
Want to cash-out your Pension? You can cash out at any time. Yes, there are a few fees to bring out your money early. Typically this ranges from 2% – 8% as your money is invested. The longer you have your money invested, the lower that fee becomes.
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Today we’re going to teach you about an Pension. Regardless of your financial goals and status, everyone needs to have a plan for retirement. Unfortunately, 64% of Americans have reported that they are not prepared for retirement. More troubling is the fact that 48% don’t even care.
While there are a variety of reasons, like not having enough money to save, the fact is you need to think about your retirement yesterday. Even if you begin stashing money away in a savings account each month is better than nothing. At some point though, you are going to have to step-up your retirement plan by investing in retirement savings vehicles like a 401(k) or an IRA.
But, have you also considered additional retirement plans like annuities? If not, you may want to. Although frequently misunderstood, it can be an effective way to generate a stream of lifetime income — guaranteed.
If that sounds too good to be true, then dive into the following annuities guide. It will explain everything that you need to know about annuities so that you can determine if they fit into your retirement plan.
What You’ll Find in This Guide
In this guide, we’ll look at the pros and cons of annuities. We’ll discuss the options and the values, and we’ll explain what you need to know as you consider using this financial tool to give yourself a more secure financial future.
While all annuities swap a customer’s payments for a future return, annuities come in a range of different versions. In addition to being either deferred or automatic, they can also be variable or fixed, and they can be limited and set for life. Their values vary over time and the rates that they deliver to customers can also vary between insurance companies.
As you consider adding an Pension to your financial toolbox, we’ll make sure that you have the information you need to decide whether this tool suits you and which kind of Pension suits you best.
An Overview of Annuities
Before getting too far ahead of ourselves, let’s quickly explain what an Pension is.
Believe it or it’s actually an insurance product. Specifically, it’s a contract between you, the annuitant, and an insurance company where you’ll make a single payment or series of payments, also known as premiums. In return, you’ll receive regular disbursements that begin either immediately or sometime in the future.
That may sound confusing. And, that’s to be expected. After all, annuities can be very complex. So, the easiest way to think of an Pension is when you purchase travel insurance or a warranty on a new vehicle. They offer protection in case your trip gets canceled or your car breaks-down. Annuities guarantee that you’ll receive a steady income for the rest of your life.
Because of this, annuities are often used as a way to save for retirement. When you go this route, you’re essentially paying an insurance entity to grow that money. And, more importantly, send you payments when you retire.
However, some prefer to convert their savings into a stream of retirement income. But, you do have the option to do both. If so, the insurance company will delay the pay-out until the future.
While this might be a lot to wrap your head around, the main takeaway should be this; with annuities, you pay an insurance provider. As a result, they’ll assume the risk of you outliving your retirement savings if you happen to outlive your income. What’s more, you’re also safe from market risks.
Chapters - Pension Chapters
- What is a pension plan?
- How does a Pension Plan Work?
- How a pension works
- The Move to Defined-Contributions
- Are pensions taxable?
- The Difference Between a Pension and a 401(k)
- The History of the Pension Plan
- The Link Between Your Pension and Your Job
- How to Find Old 401(k) and Pension Accounts
- Vesting Your Pension Funds
- It’s SEP to You
- Do You Really Need a Pension?
- How Much Should You Contribute to Your Pension Plan?
- How Much are You Allowed to Contribute a Pension Plan?
- Where’s My Money?
- Calculating the Value of Your Retirement Fund
- Common Causes of Errors in Pension Calculation
- Can I Tap My Pension Plan Early?
- Monthly Annuity or Lump Sum?
- Are There Any Risks Involved With Pensions?
- What Happens With My Pension When I Retire?
- What Happens to Your Pension if You Die?
- Can You Have a Pension and 401(k) and IRA?
- Final Retirement Tips
Due Pension like program is a simple retirement plan to help anyone prepare for their future. Members make a set contribution each month, and receive a guaranteed 3% interest rate. There are no hidden fees, just a guaranteed rate of return that makes your future stable and certain.
Opening a Due Pension (technically it’s an Annuity account) Account is free and it takes less than 2 minutes. Here’s how to apply online:
- Visit due.com and enter your personal info and complete the enrollment.
- Once enrollment is completed, you’ll want to setup automatic deposits into your Annuity retirement account. Your new account typically takes 7-10 business days for deposits to show up.
Download our mobile banking app, and log in. You can connect your existing bank account to transfer funds or set up direct deposit to your Annuity Account. You can also login to online banking at due.com whenever you need it.
Due does not require a credit check to open an account and setup an Pension plan.
- Investing in the stock market.
- Investing in real estate. Leaving money in your checking account.
- Putting money into an Pension plan.
- All are forms for exposure. Limit putting all in one place. This helps limit exposure to any one particular asset or risk.
Yes. You’re always in control of the money in your pension fund. You can pay in as much as you want and you can take out as much as you want when you want too. Because pension payments bring tax benefits though, there are fees for early withdrawal. They range from 2%-8%. The longer you leave your money in the fund, the lower the fees.
A pension is a retirement plan provided by an employer. The employee might make a contribution from their salary and the company could match that contribution, adding to the employee’s overall income. A pension also carries defined benefits. When the pension-holder retires, the pension plan will pay out a fixed amount each month. If the pension-holder’s funds haven’t grown sufficiently to cover the cost of the payouts, the employer makes up the difference.
An annuity is a financial product offered by insurance companies. Individuals pay monthly or in a lump sum and receive either a lump sum or regular payments over a period of time.
A pension lasts throughout a pensioner’s retirement. The pension payment isn’t limited by time but by amount. The longer you and your employer have paid in, the more you’ll receive in your retirement. The benefit of a pension is that you know exactly how much you’ll receive each year once you’ve stopped working.
The pension amount that’s right for you will depend on what you hope to do during your retirement, on any other savings you’ve managed to squirrel away, and any expenses you still have to pay off in the years ahead. In general though, rather than think of a lump pension amount that you need, aim for a pension payment that’s about 50-70% of your last salary.
The average pension payment in the US is… usually not enough! Defined contribution payments are largely on their way out. Private companies don’t want the risk of making up the difference between the performance of the pension fund and the benefit they’ve promised to deliver, leaving pensions largely in the hands of government agencies. The median annual pension amount is a little over $9,000 for a private pension, and just over $22,000 for a government pension.
Yes. Pensions often allow you to start taking payments from the age of 55. While the payments are likely to be lower than they would be if you took them a decade later, they can allow you to reduce your hours and move to part-time work in the last ten years of your career.
There’s no one answer here. You could take your lump sum, invest it, and earn a higher income than the pension company would provide. But there are no guarantees. You could also burn through the funds or lose them on the stock market. A pension, however, delivers a set amount of money each month for the rest of your life, providing a secure foundation on which you can build the rest of your retirement. That doesn’t mean you should never take the lump sum, but the benefit of at least one secure retirement income is a factor that you need to consider.
Managing your taxes is never straightforward. Managing your retirement taxes is even more complicated. The planning starts early. Pension contributions are usually pre-tax. Instead of paying tax at the higher rate levied when you were working, you can pay tax at the lower rate once you’ve retired. But those taxes are also levied on your social security benefits, a useful addition to your pension. Single people and couples filing separately can lose as much as half of their benefits if they have a retirement income of between $25,000 and $34,000. Over $34,000 and they can lose 85% of the Social Security benefits. It is possible though to make preparations and adjust your income to minimize your taxes. Talk to a professional tax advisor to discover how those methods might apply to you.