Historical cost

Definition:

Describes the accounting cost carried in the books and reflecting the cost of the item at the time it was purchased, rather than its current value.

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Deferred annuities

Tax-advantaged life insurance products. Deferred annuities offer deferral of taxes with the option of withdrawing one's funds in the form of a life annuity.

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