Imagine Your Life With Guaranteed Income
This may seem like an unusual way to plan for your financial future but give it a try: sit down and take a slow, deep breath. Let your shoulders relax and your mind grow calmer. Now ask yourself, “how do I want to spend my time?” Then let your imagination play. Often, people worry they don’t have enough money to do what they really want with their time. But what if you had guaranteed income for years to come? Then what would you do with your time?
In case you want a little inspiration, play around with these ideas:
Master the art of salsa dancing
According to those who have learned salsa as an adult, “the basic rhythm must be ingrained in your muscle memory” before you can dazzle on the dancefloor.1 This takes time and consistent practice. Dancers say it’s better to practice salsa regularly, even if it’s just 10 minutes a day, rather than an hour only once a week. With guaranteed income in retirement, you’ll have the time for daily devotion to the quick, quick, slow steps of this global dance phenomenon. 2
See every movie you desire
On March 23, 2017, Frenchman Vincent Krohn walked into a Paris theater and watched the first of over 700 films in a year. This feat landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records for the “most films seen in a cinema in one year.” 3 (That’s an average of 14 movies a week!) With regular proceeds from an annuity, you might be able to give Mr. Krohn a run for his record. Or if record-breaking notoriety isn’t your thing, you could simply enjoy a new film every week at your local theater.
Hang with the animal kingdom
Perhaps you’ve always been an animal lover, and looking ahead, you want to spend your days with the residents at your local zoo. As it’s famously said, “membership has it perks,” and this includes zoo memberships. Some offer benefits like allowing people to enter before public hours and express entry on the zoo’s busiest days. With an annuity, the guaranteed income may give you more time to spend with the birds, the beasts (and the concession stand) whenever you want. 2
Design your dream city
You could also take a creative cue from Karl Sperber in Germany. He has been crafting buildings out of cardboard for more than sixty-five years. Today his structures cover over 430 square feet of floor space which he has dubbed “Sperber City.” He started when he was only 13 years old and still builds 100 structures a year. As you can imagine, he needs a lot of time to pursue his paper city. In fact, he spends about three hours a day deep in cardboard, pencils, rulers and glue. 4 If you had this kind of time, what would you create?
Making your dreams into reality
Having a source of guaranteed income apart from Social Security is the number one financial priority for working Americans. 5 It may seem too good to be true, but annuities can help provide you income to help make your retirement dreams a reality — from salsa to the movies to the zoo and more.
Annuities offer future income
An annuity is a product that you purchase from an insurance company, and you can pay for it either in one lump sum or in small amounts over time. Likewise, when the annuity reaches its payout phase, you can receive its benefit in regular payments or all at once. If you decide to receive regular payments, you can determine how long you want the payment period to be. In this way, the annuity becomes guaranteed income, and many people get an annuity to fund their dream retirement activities.
Remember, your best days begin by imagining how you want to spend them. As your vision comes into focus, talk with a financial professional about options for securing guaranteed income — and living the life you want.
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