A fixed sum of money paid to someone each year, typically for the rest of their life.
A form of insurance or investment entitling the investor to a series of annual sums.
An annuity is a contract between you and an insurance company that is designed to meet retirement
and other long-range goals. When you purchase an annuity, you make a lump-sum payment or series of payments.
In return, the insurer (the insurance company) agrees to make periodic payments to you (the insured)
beginning immediately or at some date in the future.