All posts by Brandon Roberts

How Does Life Insurance Create Retirement Income?

We all understand that life insurance provides a death benefit, but its ability to offer additional financial resources are spectacular and often understated.  If you've researched the topic of life insurance

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Are Whole Life Insurance Policies Worth It?

Our focus within the life insurance industry is helping our clients maximize the potential for cash surrender value accumulation of whole life insurance and indexed universal life insurance policies. In

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IPB 095: When a Lower Rate of Return Gives You More Money

“Whole life insurance/universal life insurance is a terrible investment because the rate of return is horrible.”  We've heard that before.  You don't have to wander the interwebs far to find

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BREAKING NEWS: Guardian Life 2018 Dividend

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America announced its plans to pay participating policyholders a total of $911 million in dividends in 2018.  This will mark the largest total dividend payout

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BREAKING NEWS: MassMutual 2018 Dividend

MassMutual announced its plans to pay participating policy holders a combined $1.6 billion in dividends.  This total payout will be 

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BREAKING NEWS Northwestern Mutual 2018 Dividend Announced

Northwestern Mutual Life announced its plans to pay policyholders an combined $5.3 billion in 2018.  This dividend payment will be represent a

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Five-Year Whole Life Insurance Company Investment Yield Trend: 2016 Edition

  For five years, we have tracked the investment yield trend of whole life insurance companies and we continue to analyze this data every year because investment income is a primary driver of dividends

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Life Insurance a Potential Hedge Against Sequence of Returns Risk

Last week we discussed how sequence of returns affects wealth accumulation. It was the first time we discussed the notion of sequence of returns risk in the light of accumulation rather than spend down

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IPB 052: Sequence of Returns Risk Is More Complicated Than You Think

We’ve discussed “Sequence of Returns Risk” numerous times in the past, but most of those discussions focused on how this phenomenon affects your assets in a draw down period (i.e. a time when you

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