Investment Strategies for Retirement The slideshow presentation that you would like to view is too large for your current screen resolution. Click here to view to view the slideshow at full resolution. Launch Presentation » Share | Related Content The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular? What Is an Annuity? Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement. Retirement Plan Distributions There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.