Posts Tagged Financial Planning

Will Your Clients Need to Worry About Student Loan Interest Rates?

June 13th, 2018

With the cost of a college education climbing higher every year, it is no wonder that more than 70% of all students graduating from four-year colleges have at least some amount of student loan debt. Depending on whether a student attends a public or a for-profit institution, this figure could actually rise to nearly 90%.1

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The Ins and Outs of Life Insurance Policy Loans

May 14th, 2018

There are many types of permanent life insurance policies that offer a cash value component. The cash value in a permanent life insurance policy typically earns interest or returns, allowing it to grow over time – and it can do so on a tax-deferred basis.

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Leading Your Sales Presentation with Life Insurance Living Benefits

May 4th, 2018

Although life insurance death benefit proceeds can provide financial security for an insured’s survivors, this financial vehicle can also be used as a tool for solving a wide variety of needs while the policy holder is still alive.

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Life Insurance and Taxes

April 6th, 2018

Throughout life, there are many constants – and one of those is paying taxes. We typically pay tax on the items and services we purchase, as well as on the income that we earn, and on the gain that we receive on many types of investments.

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Can a Modified Endowment Contract Help College Bound Students with Needed Funds?

March 26th, 2018

Today, the cost of a college education can far exceed that of even a mortgage. So, when clients are working to save for a child, grandchild, or other loved one’s future education, they are oftentimes looking for strategies that can ensure that regardless of what happens, there will still be money readily available. One way to provide for that is through permanent life insurance – particularly with policies that are deemed as Modified Endowment Contracts.

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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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