life insurance

Yes, Life Insurance Can Be a Smart Investment

One common mistake is that many investors follow this oft-repeated advice: Buy term life insurance and invest the difference. But most people who buy term insurance don't "invest the difference." They "spend the difference."

What's your plan for old age?

Yesterday, I heard gerontologist Ken Dychtwald talk about relying on family to take care of you when you're old. He was reporting on a survey for...

Health Care Reform's Hidden Tax on Annuities

The Obama administration is trying to encourage people to buy annuities for retirement. But a little-noticed provision of the new health care reform law slaps a 3.8% tax on payouts from certain annuities. And, not surprisingly, the life insurance industry isn't happy about that.