Paid-Up Universal Life Insurance?

One of the niftiest features of whole life insurance is the option to make it paid-up at any point in your lifetime.  The reduce paid-up feature for whole life allows you to electively stop paying premiums

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How We Evaluate Life Insurance Companies

How to evaluate life insurance companies is a question that plagues both consumers and industry professionals.  Many companies love to market on ratings or a single financial metric at which they excel. But

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The Life Insurance Retirement Plan

The life insurance retirement plan isn't necessarily a specific “plan” that accomplishes a specific goal related to retirement planning. Instead, it's a “tip of the hat” to the

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Should You Cancel Your Bad Whole Life Insurance?

The decision to cancel whole life insurance is not always an easy one.  We understand this.  We've discussed this subject with numerous people.  The biggest concern is still the money already paid to

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Paid-Up Life Insurance

Paid-up life insurance is a term that confuses a lot of people.  The idea seems straight forward, but what makes a life insurance policy paid-up?  Also, how does paid-up life insurance differ from other

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Endowment Life Insurance Policy: It Was a Sure Thing

We don't often talk about the endowment life insurance policy.  This is largely due to the fact that they are no longer a thing in the United States.  But just because you won't find them for sale doesn't

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Life Insurance Illustration: Basic vs. Supplemental Ledger

A life insurance illustration is a tool that agents use to detail the various features of a proposed life insurance policy.  These rather lengthy documents contain a lot of information and sometimes delineate

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Should I Buy Whole Life Insurance?

Should I buy whole life insurance if I'm young and have no dependents?  This is a question that we field more often than you might think, so today we want to address this question for those who might

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Whole Life Insurance as an Investment

If you spend any time looking around this site, you'll find plenty of content detailing the various features of whole life insurance.  We've detailed at length the use of whole life insurance specifically

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