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    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, 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: strategies, Illustrations

    Life Insurance Products for Clients Focused on Wealth Accumulation

    Posted by Scott Turner on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

    There are many cash-value life insurance products for clients who are focused on protecting their loved ones, wealth accumulation and tax-free distributions. The differences between these products can significantly impact the wealth accumulation potential of the policies. Let's examine the various cash-value products available and determine the top life insurance products for this purpose. 

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    Tags: IUL, strategies

    4 Ways Clients Can Use Life Insurance in a Retirement Income Strategy

    Posted by Mark Triplett on Wed, Feb 07, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

    When I think of a retirement strategy, the first thing that comes to mind is often the accumulation of assets and investing strategies. As a fiduciary investment advisor developing and implementing retirement income strategies for my clients, I’d argue that investing is the easy part of the process.

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    Tags: strategies, IUL

    How Your Clients Can Increase Future IUL Contributions

    Posted by Scott Turner on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

    Financial professionals often look at clients solely through the eyes of an illustration. We assume what a client looks like today will continue into eternity, instead of realizing that life changes over time. One example of this has to do with clients being able to afford higher contributions to an indexed universal life insurance (IUL) policy in the future than what they can afford today.

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    Tags: IUL, strategies

    Importance of Retirement Income Planning Strategies for Your Clients

    Posted by Partners Advantage on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

    As more companies do away with defined benefit pension plans, the responsibility is left on individuals to ensure that they have enough income saved for retirement. The issue is many people don’t realize the importance of developing a financial strategy now or understand what needs to be done. Help your prospects and clients with a financial strategy that will help them not outlive their savings.

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    Tags: strategies, annuity

    How Order of Returns Risk Can Impact Your Clients

    Posted by Mark Triplett on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

    One of the most common risks in retirement is order of returns risk (also known as: sequence of returns risk). It is well known within the financial services industry that investing in marketable securities exposes clients to this risk. However, do your clients know that many indexed products are not immune from order of returns risk?

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    Tags: strategies, IUL

    How to Help Your Clients Avoid and Recover from Financial Hardships

    Posted by Jason Konopik on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

    Coming out of a bankruptcy or losing a high paying job, people are often put back to square one in a financial sense. As a result, perhaps all of their saving are lost, or even worse, their retirement nest egg. Often they are digging out of a massive financial hole, and in doing so, the client needs to make very hard financial decisions. 

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    Tags: strategies, annuity, IUL

    Questions You Should Ask Clients to Reduce Delayed Applications

    Posted by Scott Turner on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

    To no surprise of anyone in our business, financial professionals often express to me their frustrations with the life insurance underwriting process. When I consult with them, I find myself asking the same important questions:

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    Tags: strategies, IUL, business management

    Are Your Clients Hiding Financial Assets from You?

    Posted by Mark Triplett on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

    How well do you think you know your clients? What about their complete financial profile? If you have been in the industry for a while you may believe you know everything. However, most financial professionals who confidently tell me this are kidding themselves. Why can I confidently say this?

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    Tags: business management, strategies

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