During this COVID-19 pandemic the future is uncertain. One thing that is certain is Americans, generally, are underinsured and many families and businesses need the protection offered by life insurance now more than ever.
It is important that financial professionals understand the financial product options that have the potential to provide financial resources to offset the cost of a long-term care event. However, it’s not enough just to understand what the options are…
When clients think about leaving a legacy for their children, they have several choices. In the current environment there is a high probability the earmarked asset is an IRA account. With the passing of the SECURE Act, that could pose a problem. Here’s why:
As annuities gain momentum in the retirement income arena it is important to make sure that they are set up correctly. Failure to do so could deny your clients the full range of annuity benefits.
As many in our society near retirement age, a major worry is whether their income will last through retirement and if their desired outcomes will be in jeopardy due to a long-term care event. Is that likely?
College costs are substantial enough to have the potential to compromise the parent’s retirement plans or produce burdensome debt for the college student. The costs can range from $100,000 for some local state-supported universities to $280,000 for many prestigious private schools. Most parents with pre-college age students range in age from 40 to 60 years old and most are concerned with how much college will cost.
Although the general trend in product popularity has stayed the same with little change in the market share for Indexed Universal Life, Whole Life, Guaranteed Universal Life, and Term, there are certain aspects of the life insurance space that are changing dramatically.
Premium financing can be a valuable financial tool, but the strategies behind it can be complex. Before you discuss the topic with a client, you need a clear understanding of premium finance options because this must be set up and managed correctly.
The business market can be one of the most lucrative but under served segments for financial professionals. One of the most difficult scenarios business owners face is the solely owned business. Without another major owner to participate in a traditional buy out, many businesses end up being liquidated at little value with a negative impact on the employees.
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Final regulations from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may impact the application of pass through income deductions for financial professionals. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is one of the most sweeping tax changes in 35 years. It provided major tax benefits for financial services businesses along with lower taxes for many individuals.
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