Whole Life Insurance Pros and Cons

First, I feel the need to provide context for this post. 99% of our clients want to use cash value life insurance as an asset class. Which means people need to distinguish whole life insurance from indexed universal life insurance.

Yes, there are other products.

But none that we feel are worthy of consideration.

Which is better?

What are the pros and cons of each? Why would a person use one versus the other?

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How Does Whole Life Insurance Work

How do Whole Life Insurance Dividends Work

Whole life insurance dividends have long mystified both consumers and agents. We know that once per year, the mutuals and other companies that issue participating whole life insurance release press releases to announce the dividend payout for the following year. And usually (but not always…New York Life…) the companies will typically release what this payout means to the dividend interest rate.

And it's this dividend interest rate that causes so much confusion across parties. So how does it work, and what does it mean? When a company pays a 6% dividend, what is it paying 6% on?

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