With whole life insurance or a fixed indexed annuity, you can leave behind more money than you thought possible for your loved ones or special causes.
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A properly designed whole life insurance policy offers tax-deferred benefits that no other financial product can match.
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I'd love to offer my clients a safe investment that pays a good return - and that's what whole life insurance claims to be. But the numbers just don't jibe.
America's highest court has unanimously decided that creditors can go after IRAs that are inherited.
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The government will resume mailing Social Security statements to some workers beginning in September. Here's how to make the most of your benefit statement.
In a divorce, you may lose income, moral support and a safety net. These often-forgotten but critical steps will get your financial life back together.
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Life-insurance coverage is important, but finding the right policy can be complicated. Here's what you need to know, in four simple steps.
Conventional wisdom holds that whole life insurance is a poor investment for most people. But a properly designed policy can be a smart, flexible way to build wealth.
The late actor made some costly decisions in his estate planning. Here's how you can avoid the same fate.
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We never saw Carol and Mike Brady talk about updating their insurance or paying for college. But in a modern blended family, its best to get those discussions started early.