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Top Blogs for Seniors [2021 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 >>

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Viatical Settlements: Understanding Viaticals in 2021

A viatical settlement is a type of life settlement reserved for those diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness. A viatical occurs if someone who bought a policy from a life insurance company, and sells it after falling chronically ill. The cash payout from a Viatical is tax free when used to cover certain health Read more >>

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Pitfalls to Avoid when Planning for Retirement

Retirement is a big deal for virtually everybody. Those fortunate enough to live into their golden years have often spent decades upon decades mapping out how they’d save their money. However, once one reaches retirement, it’s impossible to go back in time and plan for retirement more appropriately. As such, it’s important to plan for Read more >>

Conning Report Reviews Robust Life Settlement Year

Conning Report: Growing Life Settlement Year

The face value of total life settlements has increased for the second consecutive year, signaling a promising landscape for the settlement market, according to the Conning Report released in November. The report, entitled, “Continued Growth, Positive Outlook,” includes an overview of the life settlement market, an examination of the factors that drive settlements and sections Read more >>

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Annuities: Guide and Overview

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 >>

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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. See How Much Your Policy May Read more >>

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Have You Heard About Grigsby V. Russell?

We often cite the US Supreme Court case of Grigsby v. Russell as one of the central tenets of the life settlement industry.  It is invoked whenever anyone questions the seemingly peculiar idea of selling a life insurance policy.  It is the fundamental reason we are able to help people realize the benefit of an Read more >>

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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 >>

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Guide to Beneficiaries

A beneficiary is someone listed on a life insurance policy to get the proceeds if the insured individual were to pass away. The proceeds from life insurance typically come as a lump sum payment known as a death benefit. The beneficiary you choose on your life insurance is very, very important. Even if you put Read more >>

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