A woman in her mid 50s wanted to pass some of her wealth to her adult child. But she does not want to give a lump sum as the child may spent the money.
I suggested to buy an annuity for the child. The annuity will make an annual payment for a certain number of years. The payment can start from a certain date in the future.
She thought that this was a good idea. It did not occur to her.
The annuity provides a return of 3% to 4% per annum, guaranteed. It is tax exempt.
She originally wanted to buy a property and give the rental income to the child. However, this may involve some knowledge of how to look after the property and to find tentant. It may be too troublesome for the child.
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