Category Archives: Life Insurance

Choosing a Life Insurance Beneficiary

I think that the beneficiary status on a life insurance policy is an often over looked when handling one’s finances and estate planning, however, for many it is the largest asset they leave behind for their heirs and should be handled with care.  As with everything on this site, I am not providing legal or financialContinue Reading

Life Insurance May be Taxable

The life insurance industry and to a larger extent new agents therein are quick to proclaim that life insurance death benefits are always 100% tax free… this is just plain wrong.  The sad part, is that those newer agents don’t even know that they are only providing their client’s with half-truths.  There are very real,Continue Reading

Would You Buy Your Life Insurance at Walmart?

Bloomberg reported earlier this month that MetLife, the largest life insurer in America, is going to be selling prepaid life insurance on the shelves of Walmart.  The article explains the transaction and prices pretty simply, A one-year policy, providing a $10,000 death benefit, is advertised at $69 for people ages 18 to 44. Those 60Continue Reading