10 Life Insurance Underwriting Tips To Lower Your Costs

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
Life Insurance Underwriting – Demystifying The Black Box of Underwriting Sex, Drugs and Genetics One of the most effective ways of reducing your cost of life insurance is by improving the rate class or making sure to get the best class possible when buying new coverage. Once you decide to purchase a life insurance policy, the process Read More

Ken Fisher Hates Annuities? Pros and Cons + The Truth

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
Does Ken Fisher hate annuities? If Ken Fisher is against guaranteed, lifetime income in retirement, then maybe Ken Fisher hates annuities. Read the annuities pros and cons here before you decide. Then you can contact Ted Bernstein at 561-869-4500 and request a complementary income annuity quote with guaranteed, lifetime income that you can never lose. 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

10 Most Common Retirement Threats – Protect Your Nest Egg

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
Watch out for these common retirement threats to your nest-egg. Follow these risk proof retirement tips: Longevity Risk: Considered by many to be the most dangerous  of all retirement threats as life expectancy continues to increase. To mitigate longevity risk, you want to convert lump-sum retirement assets into guaranteed income streams for life. This retirement threat Read More

Why Income Annuities Are Better Than Bonds

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
What is the difference between bonds in retirement and annuities? The Wall Street Journal described income annuities as “super bonds”. Within the backdrop of retirement planning, annuities are often compared to bonds and vice versa. They are different. It is important to know their differences in order to appreciate the superior qualities of an income 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