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Smart Tax Planning for the Soon-to-Be Retired

By Jason Wein | October 23, 2018

There’s such an emphasis on saving for retirement, yet no one puts much thought into the tax consequences. Without smart tax planning, taxes can be a major source of erosion on retirement income. Most of us would be thrilled to get a 6 to 8 percent return long-term on our retirement portfolios, yet the current minimum income tax rate is 10 percent, the maximum is 37 percent. Being smart about taxes can make your money go much farther in retirement.

Dispelling the Myths of Life Insurance

By Michael Kane | September 18, 2018

Myths and fairytales are all well and good when we’re kids, but there may be some myths about life insurance that are preventing you from taking full advantage of its many benefits.

The Hard Truth about “Buy Term, Invest the Difference”

By Andrew Martin | September 4, 2018

In the decades since the idea of “buy term and invest the difference” first gained popularity, we’ve learned that this approach doesn’t work so well in real life. Here is the hard truth of buy term and invest the rest.

Get Income Protection Now, Before Tragedy Strikes

By Sara Faitelson | March 27, 2018

When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, the news was devastating. Having life insurance in place before tragedy struck our family gave my dad peace of mind, to know that if something happened to her, he had enough money to keep the house going and hire somebody to take care of my brother who has special needs so that he could continue working.

A Strategy for Optimizing Your Retirement Income

By Walter Young | March 14, 2018

“Save for retirement.” We’ve all heard the message of how important it is to save for retirement. But for all the talk about socking money away, there’s seldom any discussion of how to use that money in retirement so that it can last your entire life.

How Permanent Life Insurance Can Help Secure Your Child’s Financial Future

By Penn Mutual | January 2, 2018

Purchasing a permanent life insurance policy for your kids when they’re young can offer a combination of affordably priced premiums and locked-in insurability for life. Permanent life insurance can also yield something else that may be even more important: cash value.

The Living Benefits of Life Insurance

By Zach Hamilton | September 26, 2017

While the death benefit is the essential component of life insurance, there are many ways that permanent life insurance can be a valuable resource for you over the course of your life, while you are alive. We call these the “living benefits of life insurance,” and they can be significant.

The Miracle of Life Insurance

By Maury Stewart | September 19, 2017

Life insurance is an amazing invention. It truly is a miracle, and here’s why. Life insurance is the only financial instrument I know of where, with a few strokes of a pen and a few pennies per thousand dollars of death benefit, you can create an estate immediately.

Diversifying Retirement Income Sources

By Penn Mutual | June 22, 2016

You’ve been working hard most of your life, with the end goal of retiring and enjoying life at your own pace. What you do now, in your pre-retirement years, is… Read More

4 Great Ideas for Using Life Insurance in Retirement Planning

By Brian Eckenrode | April 12, 2016

As clients approach retirement, their focus usually turns to generating income, adjusting portfolio risk, and avoiding asset spend-down. They may not consider life insurance a top-of-mind planning need at this time, but it should be. Life insurance is a multi-faceted product that can help enhance the quality of retirement in diverse ways.