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Definition of 'Annuitization'

**Annuitization** is the process of converting a lump sum of money into a series of regular payments over a period of time. This can be done for a variety of reasons, such as retirement income, college savings, or debt repayment.

There are two main types of annuities: **immediate annuities** and **deferred annuities**. Immediate annuities start making payments right away, while deferred annuities do not start making payments until a later date.

The amount of your annuity payments will depend on a number of factors, including the size of your initial investment, the interest rate, and the length of time you want to receive payments.

Annuities can be a good way to provide a steady stream of income in retirement, but it is important to understand the risks involved before you make a decision. Annuities can be expensive, and there is no guarantee that you will get back all of your money.

**Here are some of the pros and cons of annuities:**


* Annuities can provide a steady stream of income in retirement.
* Annuities can help you to protect your assets from inflation.
* Annuities can provide tax benefits.


* Annuities can be expensive.
* There is no guarantee that you will get back all of your money.
* Annuities can be inflexible.

**If you are considering an annuity, it is important to speak with a financial advisor to make sure that it is the right choice for you.**

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