Archive for October, 2016


BREAKING NEWS: Northwestern Mutual Announces 2017 Dividend

The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company has announced its intentions to pay $5.2 billion in dividends to policyholders in 2017. This represents a decrease from the 2016 dividend payout of $400 million.

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IPB 048: When a Modified Endowment Contract Makes Sense

  Most people think that creating a Modified Endowment Contract (MEC) is a bad thing. We discussed that at some length in last week’s episode. That’s mainly because the tax advantages of using life insurance are pretty widely known and discussed my agents…ourselves included. So, why in the world would anyone want to intentionally make […]

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IPB 047: The Modified Endowment Contract

    Note: The podcast is fresh and new but the written post below is a re-post of information that Brandon wrote a few years back on modified endowment contracts: Anyone who has looked into cash value life insurance has probably come across the term Modified Endowment Contract (MEC). Those with flexible premium policies may […]

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IPB 046: Life Insurance Has Never Caused a Financial Meltdown

  In light of the recent developments with Wells Fargo opening accounts for people without consent and their CEO, John Stumpf, being skewered by Senator Elizabeth Warren… We decided it would be a great day to point out how many times a life insurance company CEO has been trotted out to testify in front of Senate or […]

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