The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular? Share | Related Content Perception vs. Reality There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees. 9 Facts About Social Security There are things about Social Security that might surprise you. An Inside Look at Retirement Living A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.