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    Bill Jackson J.D. CLU

    Director of Advanced Markets & Development for Partners Advantage

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    Why Your IUL Illustration May Require a Second Look

    Posted by Bill Jackson J.D. CLU on Wed, Sep 04, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    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. 

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    Tags: IUL (indexed universal life insurance)

    Understanding Two Types of Life Insurance Premium Finance Options

    Posted by Bill Jackson J.D. CLU on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    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.

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    Tags: IUL (indexed universal life insurance)

    Top 4 Succession Options Producers Can Share with Business Owners

    Posted by Bill Jackson J.D. CLU on Wed, Apr 03, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    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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    Tags: practice management

    Tax Deduction Limitations of IRC Sec. 199A for Financial Professionals

    Posted by Bill Jackson J.D. CLU on Wed, Mar 13, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    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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    Tags: taxes

    Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Strategies for Financial Services Businesses

    Posted by Bill Jackson J.D. CLU on Wed, Feb 20, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA); short for “An act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.” What a mouthful! I think we will stick with TCJA. One of the major areas of complexity in this new law, is its application to pass through entities. 

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    Tags: taxes, retirement strategies

    Is the Split-Dollar Strategy Still Alive in 2019?

    Posted by Bill Jackson J.D. CLU on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    Financial professionals should first have a basic familiarity with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) to evaluate the potential strength of a split-dollar strategy. It is important to know that many clients may have more cash for family protection and retirement planning because of tax reduction. When working with businesses it can be even more important. Many businesses that could not afford executive benefits in the past are now able to afford them.

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    Tags: retirement strategies

    Annuity Production Predicted to Increase for Financial Professionals in 2019

    Posted by Bill Jackson J.D. CLU on Wed, Jan 02, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

    In the last few years, annuity production industry-wide has been in a state of flux. Many factors have impacted our industry including a complex and changing interest rate environment, strong stock market and lastly the now abandoned Department of Labor (DOL) regulations. Recently, the Life Annuity Specialist panel brought together noted industry thought leaders to look at the future. Here is an overview of what they shared and what it could mean for your business.

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    This content is for informational and educational purposes only and is not designed, or intended, to be applicable to any person's individual circumstances. It should not be considered as investment advice, nor does it constitute a recommendation that anyone engage in (or refrain from) a particular course of action.

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