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An annuity can offer tax-deferred growth and value and options for a stream of payments beginning immediately or at some future date. Annuities are typically used as a retirement funding vehicle.
Fixed Annuities vs. Variable Annuities
Fixed annuities pay interest at rates set and guaranteed by the issuing insurance company.
With variable annuities, annuity value and earnings fluctuate with the market value of the underlying sub accounts chosen by the annuity owner. If you surrender your contract, the amount you receive may be less than the amount you contributed due to market fluctuations.
Considerations when Purchasing an Annuity
You may want to consider the following when purchasing an annuity:
- Annuities are tax-deferred; the contract owner does not pay taxes on the growth of their investment until withdrawals begin
- Annuities are designed for long-term investing and there are generally surrender charges for early withdrawal
- Withdrawals prior to age 59 1/2 may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty
- Additional benefits are available under riders at an additional cost
- Depending on the contract you purchase, if you surrender your contract you may receive less than the money you put into it
- Any annuity is dependent on the continued claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company
Brokerage Accounts for Business
You are able to buy, sell and hold the following types of investment vehicles.
- Equity and Index Options
- Fixed Income Securities
- Mutual Funds
Ways to Trade In and Access Your Brokerage Account
Whether you prefer a traditional brokerage relationship with a registered representative or you want to access your account online or by telephone, Investors Marketplace can provide you with access to the most appropriate service for your needs.
You can access your brokerage account through the following convenient methods.
- Registered representatives located in Rondout Savings
- Web Trading
Business Succession Plan
Inadequate planning and procrastination are too often the reasons why businesses fail. However, adequate succession planning can help ensure the continuity of a business. Getting started without assistance can be daunting, but waiting has a significant price. Investors Marketplace can help.
Access Clear and Objective Advice from a Trained Financial Planner
To begin the business succession planning process, our financial planners will start by assessing your current situation and identifying your priorities and goals. We then develop a comprehensive financial plan that includes specific recommendations tailored to the needs of your business, including the transfer of your business to family members or others. We can offer you strategies for the implementation of a succession agreement and other planning techniques that may apply to your situation.
We recognize that your business is not static, so we’ll work with you over time to make recommendations and adjustments to your business succession plan as necessary.
Fixed Income for Business
Infinex offers access to all of the major fixed income markets, including the municipal, treasury, U.S. government agency, brokered CDs and corporate bond markets.
Fixed Income Trading Desk Infinex maintains a full-service Fixed Income Trading Desk which specializes in U.S. government, municipal and corporate bonds. Our specialists can help you find appropriate fixed income investments for your portfolio at competitive prices and with excellent customer service.
Investment and insurance products and services are offered through INFINEX INVESTMENTS, INC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Rondout Financial Services, is a trade name of Rondout Savings Bank. Infinex and Rondout Savings Bank are not affiliated. Products and services made available through Infinex are not insured by the FDIC or any other agency of the United States and are not deposits or obligations of nor guaranteed or insured by any bank or bank affiliate. These products are subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of value.