Lump sum

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Lump sum

A large one-time payment of money.

Lump Sum

A large amount of money one spends at once, especially to make a large purchase. For example, if a house costs $175,000, and the buyer pays the total amount up front, the buyer is said to make a lump sum payment.

Lump sum.

A lump sum is an amount of money you pay or receive all at once rather than in increments over a period of time.

For example, you buy an immediate annuity with a single lump-sum payment. If you receive the face value of a life insurance policy when the insured person dies, or receive the full value of your retirement account, those payments are also lump sums.

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People think lump sums are bigger if the monthly equivalent is less than their actual monthly expenses.
According to SWP's assessment of the 2015 budget, practically almost half of it can be considered lump sums due to the lack of details and mechanisms for clear accountability.
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However, if you're self-controlled, one of the benefits of the lump sum is that your sum continues to compound.
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Mr Webb said that as four-fifths of people already take a tax-free lump sum when they retire, giving them early access to the money wouldn't have a major effect on pension income.
A typical UL meets a need that arises upon death by providing a lump sum death benefit in virtually all circumstances.
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In this case your pension fund will be the lump sum and your pension will be the annuity that is paid.
I feel that it is only right for those veterans who have succeeded in managing their funds well would be interested in a lump sum buy-out.