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10 Reasons to Own Life Insurance in Every Decade of Your Life
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10 Reasons to Own Life Insurance in Every Decade of Your Life

With competing financial priorities throughout your lifetime, it could be easy to overlook life insurance, especially in your younger years. But life …
September 21, 2020
How to Find the Right Life Insurance Policy for You
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How to Find the Right Life Insurance Policy for You

Policygenius.com CEO and co-founder Jennifer Fitzgerald joins our Your Money's Worth podcast to offer advice on choosing a life insurance policy. Also…
September 1, 2020
Why You Might Still Need Life Insurance in Your 50s and 60s
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Why You Might Still Need Life Insurance in Your 50s and 60s

Thought you were past all that by this age? Well, if you have a mortgage that would be tough for your spouse to pay off or grown children you are supp…
August 3, 2020
Whole Life Insurance … Love It or Leave It?
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Whole Life Insurance … Love It or Leave It?

Low interest rates can be bad news for these types of policies. Here are 3 reasons why now is a good time to review your policy with an in-force illus…
July 27, 2020
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Pass Along Life Lessons With an Ethical Will
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Pass Along Life Lessons With an Ethical Will

Create a legacy letter to communicate values, experiences and life lessons to your family.
June 9, 2020

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9 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly
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9 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly

The $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is providing a $1,200 check for millions of Americans.
May 6, 2020
10 Questions Retirees Often Get Wrong About Taxes in Retirement
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10 Questions Retirees Often Get Wrong About Taxes in Retirement

You worked hard to build your retirement nest egg. But do you know how to minimize taxes on your savings?
May 1, 2020
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Whole Life Insurance: It's a Swiss Army Knife for Financial Planning
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Whole Life Insurance: It's a Swiss Army Knife for Financial Planning

How does whole life insurance work? What are some of its pros and cons? And could it be right for you?
May 1, 2020
13 Financial Moves to Make After Losing a Spouse
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13 Financial Moves to Make After Losing a Spouse

Nothing upends your world like the death of a spouse, leaving you at a loss for what to do next.
April 29, 2020
Alternate Strategies for Stretch IRA
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Alternate Strategies for Stretch IRA

There are still moves that IRA owners can make to help ease the transfer of their legacy to their chosen beneficiaries and save some money from the ta…
March 3, 2020
3 Ways to Claim a Life Insurance Benefit: Which Is Right for You?
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3 Ways to Claim a Life Insurance Benefit: Which Is Right for You?

When you are due a life insurance death benefit, a lump sum payment isn't your only option. There are typically three main ways to take your benefit, …
February 11, 2020
How to Shop for Life Insurance
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How to Shop for Life Insurance

You may be able to estimate how much you need online, but that’s just the start of your search.
January 30, 2020
Pros, Cons and Possible Disasters after SECURE Act
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Pros, Cons and Possible Disasters after SECURE Act

Sweeping retirement changes were just signed into law that bring both positives (for savers) and potentially disastrous consequences (for heirs). Here…
December 31, 2019
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Worried about Estate Taxes? One Strategy to Try
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Worried about Estate Taxes? One Strategy to Try

If your heirs might face a big estate tax bill one day, an irrevocable life insurance trust could help protect your legacy.
October 28, 2019
Learn from My Best and Worst Financial Decisions
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Learn from My Best and Worst Financial Decisions

It's normal to have financial regrets. I know I do, and I don't mind sharing. Use them as a growing opportunity. And make sure to celebrate your succe…
October 25, 2019
Annuity Exchanges, Full or Partial, Boost Flexibility without Creating Taxes
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Annuity Exchanges, Full or Partial, Boost Flexibility without Creating Taxes

1035 exchanges let you trade up for a better annuity or trade in unneeded life insurance.
October 22, 2019
What to Know Before Purchasing a Long-Term Care Rider
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What to Know Before Purchasing a Long-Term Care Rider

Do you know the difference between a long-term care rider and chronic illness rider? Section 7702B and Section 101(g)? If you're contemplating a life …
September 27, 2019
Life Insurance: Beyond Just Estate Planning
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Life Insurance: Beyond Just Estate Planning

When it comes to life insurance, many folks don't think they need it, if they consider it at all. In fact, it's a versatile financial tool that can he…
September 13, 2019
Don't Overlook Advantages of Making Insurance Part of Your Retirement Plan
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Don't Overlook Advantages of Making Insurance Part of Your Retirement Plan

Life insurance can offer income and saving options for the long term.
July 10, 2019
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Does It Makes Sense to Buy Hybrid Long-Term Care Insurance?
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Does It Makes Sense to Buy Hybrid Long-Term Care Insurance?

For well-off people in particular, this alternative to traditional policies or the option of self-insuring could be an attractive possibility.
April 30, 2019
Is Your Insurance Hurting You Instead of Helping You?
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Is Your Insurance Hurting You Instead of Helping You?

If you’re not careful to buy the right kind of insurance, keep it in the right place and pay for it in the right way, your good intentions could end u…
April 16, 2019
5 Myths That Could Have You Walking a Financial Tightrope Without a Safety Net
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5 Myths That Could Have You Walking a Financial Tightrope Without a Safety Net

Life insurance is a mystery to most people, but it's an important part of your financial picture, so don't let these common misbeliefs stop you from p…
April 8, 2019
3 Ways To Leverage Your Health Equity For Better Life Insurance Rates
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3 Ways To Leverage Your Health Equity For Better Life Insurance Rates

Studies show that the average retiree will need $280,000 just to pay for medical expenses.
February 7, 2019
3 Ways To Leverage Your Health Equity For Better Life Insurance Rates
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3 Ways To Leverage Your Health Equity For Better Life Insurance Rates

Studies show that the average retiree will need $280,000 just to pay for medical expenses.
February 7, 2019
Beware of These Often-Overlooked Insurance Gaps
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Beware of These Often-Overlooked Insurance Gaps

Surprise: There’s a chance your most precious possessions may not be covered.
January 3, 2019