Financial advisors are as diverse in their investment styles as mutual funds. Funds can range from conservative fixed income portfolios that protect capital to leveraged ETFs that amplify the ups and downs of broad market indexes. Likewise, advisors can keep their recommendations limited to varying allocations of the traditional asset classes such as stocks, bonds, and cash — or they can employ more complex portfolio strategies involving alternative assets.
Category: Life Settlements
If you are a life insurance agent, you’re likely to be an early point of contact for the senior who’s considering letting go of his or her life insurance policy. The logical questions you might receive are, “What are my options?” and “How much can I get if I surrender this coverage?” Those questions give you the opportunity to show that policyholder how to unlock a large sum of cash through a life settlement.
When your client faces an income shortfall just months or years away from reaching his or her retirement goals, what are the best options to course-correct? Downsizing is one, but it’s probably not the prospective retiree’s first choice. Another strategy is to get creative about liquidating non-investment assets to raise cash and shore up the savings balance. That’s where a life settlement can help.
In 2019, a research study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine concluded that 137.1 million Americans had experienced a “medical financial hardship” in the previous year. That’s a jaw-dropping number, and one to remember if you’re currently struggling to manage unpaid medical bills — this is not a challenge you face alone. Many others have or are experiencing the stress of high hospital debt, as well as the consequences of not dealing with that debt.
You’ve heard about the possibility of selling a life insurance policy you don’t need or can’t afford, and you’re thinking you could use the cash to pay medical or long-term care bills, or to invest in a more comfortable retirement. But before you take the step of contacting a life settlement company, you’d like to get some idea of how much money you can get for your policy – and whether you’re even eligible to sell it. An online life settlement calculator can provide a quick general assessment of your eligibility to sell your life insurance policy, but it cannot replace the in-depth medical underwriting process required to accurately estimate the value of that policy.
Maybe you bought your life insurance years ago for the death benefit, but times have changed. As you navigate retirement — and life without a