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Wealthy People Own Permanent Life Insurance?

5 months ago Ted Bernstein 0
High Net Worth (HNW) consumers choose  permanent life insurance for many different reasons: Income Replacement:  It does not matter if your income is $100,000 per year or $1,000,000 per year, the income replacement need is the same. Nor does it matter if you are 35 or 55. If your family depends on your income, life Read More

Permanent Life Insurance Has Much Lower Net Cost.

1 year ago Ted Bernstein 0
Term Insurance or Permanent Insurance? Which Should You Own? Watch out for the dangers of Term Insurance.   Do you want to provide a guaranteed, tax-free benefit for your family or business, regardless of how long you live? Then you should own Permanent Insurance. The people pushing term insurance use a misleading slogan “buy term Read More

A Whole New Look At Life Insurance Advantages.

1 year ago Ted Bernstein 0
https://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/family-finance/articles/2017-07-27/3-ways-to-use-life-insurance-while-youre-still-alive?sf74224675=1 It used to be that life insurance only provided benefits to your beneficiaries. Like everything else, innovation has made life insurance far more valuable than ever before. Now you can tap the face amount of your policy if you have a health crisis. Think of it as an unfunded savings account. You could have Read More

“Not My Family!” Strategies To Avoid Wealth Destruction

1 year ago Ted Bernstein 0
The objectives of successful wealth transfer planning and inheritance planning are both financial and succession oriented. Too often, all the planning attention is placed only on the financial aspects. This can lead to unintended consequences for family and business relationships. Most people passing on wealth do so with an expectation that their generosity will be Read More

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

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

7 Helpful Tips to Review Life Insurance

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
Life Insurance Policy Forensics Follow the 7 helpful tips to review life insurance coverage below and you will either improve it or have confirmation that the policy is appropriate. It makes sense to review all insurance coverage every two years. Done this way, each type of insurance should take no more than 15 minutes.  For 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