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Customized Insurance Policy Lowers Premiums As Much As 45%

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 2017 – Boca Raton, Florida NEW INSTALLMENT PAYOUT OPTION FOR 45% LESS IN ANNUAL PREMIUMS? Life insurance buyers have a new and often better option to protect their beneficiaries. According to Ted Bernstein of Life Cycle Financial Planners, it may the most important choice they have when it comes to providing Read More

Federal Estate Tax Repeal – Bad For Business

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
The life insurance industry let us down when it allowed the estate tax rate to settle at 40% and the lifetime credit (exemption) to  rise to $12MM per couple. The impact is still punishing planners of all stripes. It is time for life insurance companies to step up and commit to national advertising and marketing campaigns to promote the virtues of their Read More

New York Times: ‘Consider An Annuity’ In Retirement

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
The lead retirement story in Sunday’s New York Times, How to make your money last as long as you do hit the bulls-eye, explaining how annuities provide guaranteed, lifetime income in retirement. The story’ s message was simple and to the point: “Consider an annuity”…  will always have enough to cover essential living expenses, no matter how long Read More

Don’t Need or Want Your Existing Life Insurance?

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
What Is The Market Value Of Your Existing, Inforce Life Insurance Policy? By now, we have all heard stories about someone that received a significant cash payment for a life insurance policy they thought had no value. If you are 65 or older with a life insurance policy you may not need or want any longer, you Read More

Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule is DOA

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
Today, the President delayed the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule that was set to take effect in April. I have been advocating for either a repeal or a delay for many months. The rule was hastily written and poorly written during the Obama administration. The DOL fiduciary rule attempted to legislate the definition of working Read More

Make Annuities Great Again!

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
Keep current with relevant News from the Life Cycle Planners Newsletter: http://conta.cc/2iKkDkP Guaranteed Income Matters in Retirement Large amounts of guaranteed income for life is the most important asset you can own in retirement. As we get older, it becomes increasingly more difficult to manage complex investment portfolios. Many people have investment advisors to help Read More

Today Show: Make your money last with an annuity

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
  The Today Show this week includes an important recommendation about guaranteed, lifetime income. Although 2016 was a banner year for indexed annuities, we have a long way to go. Too many people do not understand indexed annuities and as a result, they are still measuring their retirement security by the size of their portfolios. Read More

ROI = Reliability of Income

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
In Retirement, ROI is Reliability of Income. Helping you shift your focus from asset accumulation to guaranteed income will create more security in your retirement plan. Economists, professors and thought leaders all over the world are helping planners and their clients change the dialogue about why sufficient levels of lifetime income are more beneficial and valuable than asset accumulation Read More

Long Term Care Covers More Than You Might Think.

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
Most people report uncertainty about the definition of claim triggers in their long term care insurance policy. My experience confirms that people want a better understanding about what IS covered and what MAY NOT be covered. You will be surprised about today’s long term care policies and find they DO cover you when you need Read More

The Value of a Professional’s Advice

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
Professional Advisors Vital to Financial Health. Make no mistake about it. The research continues to confirm that getting advice from professionals is beneficial in every measure: insurance, retirement planning, investing and quality financial plans. Within 4 to 6 years, households who used advisors accumulated 58% more assets than those who self-directed their investments. Using a Read More