Life Insurance For Your Grandchildren

Life Insurance For Your Grandchildren

So as many Baby Boomer parents help their children and save for their own retirement, grandparents are saving and planning for their grandchildren’s college education with life insurance

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How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

Every adviser, financial columnist, and relative has his or her own, perfect method for determining the right amount of life insurance. The three most commonly used methods are multiple of income, cover your debts, and human life value concept.

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A Consumer’s Guide to The Purchasing Funnel

A Consumer’s Guide to The Purchasing Funnel

Consumers travel through purchasing funnel, also called a marketing funnel, when researching on and deciding to buy a product, such as life insurance. Who to buy from and what type of life insurance policy to buy are what agencies hope to answer in a marketing quest to make you a customer.

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Is Life Insurance Worth It?

Is Life Insurance Worth It?

Protecting what matters most was the focus of a recent survey done by financial services firm Edward Jones and nonprofit consumer-education organization Life Happens in December 2018. Not surprisingly, the survey found that 81 percent of Americans believe their family is their most valuable asset, but less than half (41 percent) are protecting their family with an individual life insurance policy. One third of the over 2,000 Americans surveyed (32 percent) indicated that life insurance is either a low priority or no priority item when starting a family

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What Is Equity-indexed Universal Life Insurance?

What Is Equity-indexed Universal Life Insurance?

Equity-indexed life insurance (EIUL) is a newer form of universal life, which combines elements of variable insurance into the mix. Most EIUL policies, unlike traditional universal life, have two separate accounts that can be used to credit interest. One account has a fixed interest rate that is declared by the insurance issuer, periodically. The other provides an equity option, which offers you the opportunity to benefit from positive equity/stock market returns.

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Spotlight on: Life Settlements

Spotlight on: Life Settlements

Before you let that old, unwanted life insurance policy lapse, it may be wise to check all of your options.  Better yet, check to see if your policy could be sold for cash to investors.  You could have a pleasant surprise ahead. What is a Life Settlement? The process of selling an unwanted or unneeded life insurance policy is called life settlement.  The amount you will receive will be less than the face value but…

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What Are the Differences Between Term Life and Whole Life Insurance

What Are the Differences Between Term Life and Whole Life Insurance

Life insurance is a financial security net that protects your family when you pass away. It provides monetary support, which can be used to pay for the funeral, help make ends meet, pay off debt or even help pay for future expenses like college tuition. It’s tax-free payment that can be used for any purpose after an unexpected loss. One benefit that life insurance has over direct inheritance is that most life insurance policies are paid out…

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Life Insurance Advice for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Patients

Life Insurance Advice for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Patients

Multiple sclerosis does not have to warrant a unwanted decline for life insurance.

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How to Find Misleading Information In a Life Insurance Policy

How to Find Misleading Information In a Life Insurance Policy

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners adopted the model regulation, which is a new regulation aimed at protecting consumer and fostering consumer education. Under this regulation, new standardized procedures for policy illustrations were created to help ensure that all illustrations are not providing misleading information.

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Transfer Tax Implications of Life Insurance and GSTT

Transfer Tax Implications of Life Insurance and GSTT

To help look after future generations, many people elect to transfer property and life insurance policies by gift or at death to a person two more generations below himself or herself. Typically, this means grandchildren and great-grandchildren, also referred to as skip-persons. The goal is to have assets pass from grandparent to skip-persons without being taxed in the child’s estate.

Typically, the transferor places assets in trust to children for life, then to grandchildren. Or, the transferor gives property to grandchildren or places it in trust for their benefit.

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