Blogs for the 'Help from the Experts' Category

How to Be a Master at Niche Life Insurance Sales

March 19th, 2018

“The jack-of-all-trades seldom is good at any. Concentrate all of your efforts on one definite chief aim.”  — Napoleon Hill

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Does Life Insurance for a Child Make Sense?

March 12th, 2018

It Does When You Use the Policy as a College Planning Tool.

For many people, the purchase of life insurance means that loved ones won’t have to worry about dipping into savings or other assets to pay for the insured’s funeral and other final expenses, and / or that debts will be paid and ongoing living expenses covered.

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Paying Final Expenses or Replacing Income Isn’t the Only Job of Life Insurance

February 12th, 2018

In Fact, It’s Just the Start.

Regardless of how long you’ve been in the life insurance business, it is likely that you regularly discuss with clients the need for this type of coverage as it relates to replacing income for young families and / or the way that it can provide loved ones with peace of mind in knowing that funeral and other financial expenses will be taken care of.

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Factors to Consider When Spending 529 Plan Funds

February 5th, 2018


For many parents (and grandparents) of future college-bound students, a 529 plan has been a key part of their overall college savings strategy. But, even though these financial vehicles can provide some tax-advantaged methods of saving for future education costs, they can also come with a long list of stipulations to abide by. And in many cases, this plethora of rules can make it much more difficult to know what is, and what isn’t, allowable in order for the plan to keep its tax favored status.

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Have Clients Who Think They No Longer Need Their Life Insurance?

January 29th, 2018


Have Them Think Again.

Within your book of business, it could be that you have clients who, for any number of reasons, possess life insurance coverage that they feel is no longer needed. Yet, even if the initial reason for purchasing their current coverage is not valid anymore, there can still be a number of very good reasons for them to either keep their coverage and use it for different financial goals, or even to exchange their present policy in order to better fit their current needs…one of which could be to help a child or a grandchild with funding their future college education costs.

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Does Life Insurance Fail as a College Savings Vehicle?

January 22nd, 2018


In the overall realm of financial services, you would be hard pressed to find anyone who truly revels at the thought of talking about life insurance. One reason for this is because most people don’t want to dwell on what it would be like when they are gone.

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Life Insurance Versus the 529 College Savings Plan

January 15th, 2018


Which Will Provide the Best Outcome?

For many people, having a college degree can help to provide them with better job opportunities, which can also mean more choices. Unfortunately, getting that degree can come with a hefty price tag.

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How to Set Yourself Apart in Your Clients’ Minds

January 8th, 2018


Regardless of how long you have been involved in the insurance business, you are likely well aware that there are many, many other insurance and financial professionals who are offering the exact same products and services that you do.

So how is it, then, that some of these advisor’s struggle from one month to the next, while others seem to effortlessly earn top dollar?

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Is the Life Insurance Premium for College Savings a Tax Deductible Expense?

December 29th, 2017


For many people who are helping a child, a grandchild, or other loved one to save for their college expenses, using a 529 college savings plan may not be enough. For instance, there are a number of potential drawbacks to using this type of educational funding plan, such as:

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No Funding Limits on Tax-Advantaged College Savings?

December 26th, 2017


Yes, It Is Possible

As we move towards the end of another year, many investors are thinking about how they can make the most of their tax-advantaged savings accounts – and for anyone who is assisting children or grandchildren with funding their higher education in the future, this may include college funding plans. One of the most popular of these is the 529 college savings plan.

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