SEC Charges Pacific West Capital With Life Settlement Fraud
Pacific West and its owner hid and minimized "risks in order to sell more life settlements," the SEC said.
Planning For End Of Life Costs
The last few months are usually more expensive than the preceding years, and unexpected long-term care events and uncovered medical services can easily wipe out savings and inheritances.
The Split-Dollar Triple Tax Savings Package for HNW Clients
For high-net-worth clients, a split-dollar lending strategy can provide an effective method for transferring wealth while taking advantage of the tax preferences of life insurance and the low interest rate environment.
Under the Hood: What You Need to Know About Wills, Pt. I: The Checklist
Financial planners should know how to review a client's will to ensure their wishes are met. Here's the first part of my estate planning checklist.
Are You a Crummey Advisor or Just a Crummy Advisor?
When it comes to passing your clients' wealth to the next generation in the most tax-efficient way, you definitely want to be a Crummey advisor.
Using Qualified Plan Dollars to Buy Life Insurance
For your small-business-owner client, this strategy can ease the transition of the business upon the owner’s exit. Watch the details, however, especially on taxation.
5 Big Life Events Driving Clients to Seek Advice
People who seek advice during a life-changing event can become loyal clients if you win their trust. Here are some tips for meeting their needs.
Reversionary Annuities Gain Traction Among Insurance Carriers
This life insurance alternative may provide a more affordable option than a traditional annuity, since the premium is paid over time.
Hybrid Life Insurance Gets Second Wind as Health Care Coverage Vehicle
Understanding the difference between linked and built-in living benefits can help ensure that clients have the tools to bridge their health care coverage gaps.
Modified Endowment Contracts’ Role in Estate, Post-Retirement Planning
Don’t dismiss modified endowment contracts (MECs), despite their tax consequences, for the role they can play in estate and post-retirement health care planning.