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10
Jun

5 Ways Critical Illness Insurance Can Be a Financial Life Saver

5 Ways Critical Illness Insurance Can Be a Financial Life Saver It was a world-famous heart surgeon, Dr. Marius Barnard, who created critical illness insurance, as he saw how the financial stress that accompanied cancer, heart attack and stroke was killing his patients. This type of insurance typically gives you a lump-sum cash payment if you are diagnosed with one

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9
Jun

IALC Challenges DOL Fiduciary Rule

IALC Challenges DOL Fiduciary Rule Source: Indexed Annuity Insights

31
May

4 Retirement Questions Job Seekers Should Ask

4 Retirement Questions Job Seekers Should Ask Too often when reviewing a job offer, we focus just on the salary or the number of vacation days. However, it’s important to evaluate the entire offer package and consider what benefits a prospective employer is offering not just yearly but also over time. Specifically, an employer’s retirement benefits can add more value

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20
May

How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need?

How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need? Some people equate life insurance with tragedy and death. In truth, life insurance is for the living. Without it, the sudden demise of a key breadwinner could leave a family stranded without the resources to maintain their lifestyle—or even retain their home. Not so long ago, professionals recommended that families carry a

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9
May

Why You Should Consider A FIA

Why You Should Consider A FIA By Tom Hegna In the past, some consumers looked at Fixed Indexed Annuities, or FIAs, as “overcomplicated products,” that over-promised and under-delivered. That’s no longer the case. Even with today’s volatile market, these products have performed extremely well over the past 15 years. After raising the overnight rate this past December, Janet Yellen and

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9
May

How to Weather the Storm in Volatile Markets: Takeaways from IALC’s Event

How to Weather the Storm in Volatile Markets: Takeaways from IALC’s Event On April 20th, the IALC hosted a panel event in DC, “Weathering the Storm: Navigating Volatile Markets,” aimed at facilitating discussion about savings and financial strategies in today’s unpredictable economy. IALC Executive Director Jim Poolman was joined by other industry professionals and policymakers to discuss major challenges Americans

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