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How to Handle Rising Health Care Costs when Retirement Planning

The cost of long-term care and general healthcare costs are higher than they have ever been, and the increase doesn’t appear to be slowing anytime soon. Medicare covers only a portion of healthcare costs in retirement, leaving you on the hook for what will likely be a significant chunk. You aren’t totally powerless against this Read more >>

Start the Conversation About Life Settlements With Your Client

Staying ahead of the most relevant and timely guidance for your clients is an ongoing challenge. At times, you are stuck between learning about new innovations or making sure you get in front of the right clients at the right time with the right information. To add more value to your relationship with your client, Read more >>

Universal Life Premiums: Rising Insurance Policy Premiums

Older Americans today have many excellent reasons to pursue the sale of a life insurance policy in a life settlement, but one of the most prevalent reasons is the continuous cost of paying premiums. And for those maintaining a universal life policy, a recent Wall Street Journal article links these higher premiums to a historic Read more >>

MEC – What is a Modified Endowment Contract

A modified endowment contract (MEC) is the federal government’s classification for a life insurance contract whose premiums have surpassed legislated limits. MECs can have useful tax implications for estate planning, but they can also present a pitfall for life insurance policyholders who find themselves inadvertently holding one. Thus, it is imperative for anyone paying life Read more >>

Top Blogs for Seniors [2020 Guide]

Newer media can offer a breadth of perspective and information beyond what one can find through old-school means. Our curated list of the top Senior Living Blogs for 2020 – features the essential information to help make the life of all seniors better. Rather than becoming overwhelmed with the options for Senior Blogs, enjoy these Read more >>

The Complete Guide to Annuities in 2020

Annuities have been around in one form or another since the dawn of time. They were used during the Roman Empire as retirement savings plans and have survived in one form or another until today. And they are more relevant and useful than ever, with many retirees depending on the income generated by these vehicles Read more >>

Cash Surrender Value: Definition and Explanation

A cash surrender value is the total payout an insurance company will pay to a policy holder or an annuity contract owner for the sale of a life insurance policy. To calculate your Cash surrender value, you must; add total payments made to an insurance policy and subtract of fees charged by the agency. Rather Read more >>

Senior Discounts [Saving Money in Retirement: 2020 Guide]

The rising costs of living can make it hard for older people to make ends meet in many cases. Fortunately, many retailers and other organizations recognize this dilemma for those who may no longer be working by offering what are called senior discounts. These are simply discounts that are given to customers who are of Read more >>

Long Term Care Insurance: Options, Alternatives and Overview

If you live in the United States today, odds are you will need long term care at some point. The cost of total long term care is rising each year. Long term care insurance (LTCI) is a type of insurance designed to help you pay for long term care needs. Nursing homes, living facility, medical Read more >>

Cashing In Your Life Insurance Policy

If your bills are piling up on you and you need to get your hands on some cash immediately, then cashing in your life insurance policy may be an option. This would generally only work with some form of cash value policy, such as a whole life or universal life policy or even a variable Read more >>

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