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Simple Tips For Successful Inheritances & Wealth Transfer

10 months ago Ted Bernstein 0
Learn these simple tips for Successful Inheritances. Help your heirs hold on to their inheritances and keep your family intact. Giving while living is ideal but that oftentimes is not possible. Wealth transference can be complex and gut wrenching for some. Without careful planning, conditions can end up ripe for wealth destruction. Wealth will transfer, just 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

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

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

Life Insurance Premium Financing – Know The Risks.

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
Is life insurance premium financing right for you? Life insurance premium financing is not free life insurance. By itself, this will eliminate 90% of the prospects. The annual out of pocket cost is more than the cost of cheap term insurance. There goes another 90%, leaving a legitimate population of 2-3% of all prospects who Read More

Everyday Tips For Longevity In Retirement.

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
1. Time passes faster every day. Don’t make it worse by rushing and stressing over time. Where are you going? 2. Take care of your body so it will take care of you later. Don’t let your world get smaller each day – stay fit and mobile. 3. Intimacy and friendships remain important regardless of where you Read More

Easing the Transition of Your Business – Life Cycle Planning

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
When a family owned and operated business successfully transitions from one generation to the next, it is a work of art. At the risk of using one of the more overused euphemisms of the day, it truly takes a village. Each time I have the benefit of witnessing successful execution, I am struck by how Read More

Insurance Industry Must Do Better.

2 years ago Ted Bernstein 0
Advertising & Marketing 101 If you stop to think about it, when was the last time you saw a life insurance company target an event like the NCAA tournament, the Super Bowl or the Masters (each is their target audience) with ads about the virtues of buying annuities, or life insurance, or any of their Read More