Does a Stay-At-Home Caregiver Need Life Insurance?

Does a Stay-At-Home Caregiver Need Life Insurance?

When you are thinking of life insurance to secure the financial well-being of your family, don’t forget the economical value to a stay-at-home caregiver. His or her financial impact would be felt the same way as losing the family breadwinner, working outside the home. Many discussions about the fiscal equivalence of a stay-at-home caregiver easily reaches into the six-figure range. Google is full of stories about the undocumented salary a stay-at-home caregiver generates over the…

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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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Why Women Are Suffering From a Life Insurance Gap

Why Women Are Suffering From a Life Insurance Gap

Consumers are nearly in full agreement that we all need life insurance. In fact, 85% of consumers say life insurance is a key element of their plans for the future. So why do only 62% of consumers report that they actually own a life insurance policy? To a great extent, those numbers are responsible for a more troubling trend: women are suffering from a Life Insurance Gap. And the story doesn’t end there; of those…

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Distracted Driving and Auto Insurance

Distracted Driving and Auto Insurance

Drivers are learning a hard lesson when it comes to their commuting habits. A nationwide trend shows auto insurers are offering higher insurance premiums due to distracted driving from cell phone use. The increases have come as a result of more accidents and a spike in claims costs and the trend comes down to one major factor – distracted driving. The bottom line? Smartphones and tablets are costing you higher insurance premiums and causing havoc…

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