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Do beneficiaries have to pay taxes on life insurance?

Do beneficiaries have to pay taxes on life insurance?

While life insurance is an important purchase because it can help secure your family’s or other loved ones’ financial future after your death, it’s far from the only use case. Some people choose to use life insurance policies as an investment vehicle or as a part of...

What is a life insurance graded death benefit?

What is a life insurance graded death benefit?

If you’ve been denied life insurance because of a medical exam, you may feel stuck without the coverage you need. And while it may be true that certain types of life insurance may be out of reach, there’s still an opportunity to purchase coverage. One alternative,...

Living Benefits of Life Insurance

Living Benefits of Life Insurance

The primary goal when buying life insurance is to provide financial protection for your family or loved ones after your death. That’s how most people use it: after your death, your...

Life Insurance Articles

How Inflation Impacts the Cost of Life Insurance

How Inflation Impacts the Cost of Life Insurance

Inflation has everyone looking over their monthly budget. From the higher cost of goods and services to increasing travel prices, you may be wondering if inflation will impact the cost of life insurance. Fortunately, inflation has no impact on the cost of life...

Do beneficiaries have to pay taxes on life insurance?

Do beneficiaries have to pay taxes on life insurance?

While life insurance is an important purchase because it can help secure your family’s or other loved ones’ financial future after your death, it’s far from the only use case. Some people choose to use life insurance policies as an investment vehicle or as a part of...

What is a life insurance graded death benefit?

What is a life insurance graded death benefit?

If you’ve been denied life insurance because of a medical exam, you may feel stuck without the coverage you need. And while it may be true that certain types of life insurance may be out of reach, there’s still an opportunity to purchase coverage. One alternative,...

Term Life Insurance Articles

Best Life Insurance for Spouses

Best Life Insurance for Spouses

There are a lot of major life changes that come with getting married, from setting up your new household and family to establishing a financial plan. An important component of establishing your financial future should be obtaining enough life insurance coverage for...

Best Life Insurance for Young Adults

Best Life Insurance for Young Adults

Often the last thing on your mind as a young adult is purchasing life insurance. Whether you’re focused on paying off student loans or setting up your 401K, you may not see a reason to add another expense. However, purchasing a life insurance policy as a young adult...

Final Expense Articles

Average Funeral Cost in 2021

Average Funeral Cost in 2021

Like most everything else, funeral prices have increased with inflation. And while prices for funeral and burial services may vary depending on several factors, one common theme is that families are ill-equipped to bear the burden of those costs on their own. That’s...

End of Life Planning Checklist: Final Expense and More

End of Life Planning Checklist: Final Expense and More

It can be overwhelming thinking about end of life decisions and it’s hard to even know where to begin. When we don’t formalize these plans, it can often leave an unintentional burden on our loved ones. In order to make sure your family isn’t left making tough...

What happens to debt when you die?

What happens to debt when you die?

The unfortunate reality is that your financial struggles, such as credit card debt, outstanding medical bills, or your mortgage typically don’t go away when you pass away. They will instead—most likely—become the responsibility of your beneficiaries and estate. The...

Permanent Life Insurance Articles

Cash Value vs. Surrender Value: What’s the difference?

Cash Value vs. Surrender Value: What’s the difference?

There are many terms you’ll come across when shopping for life insurance. For example, if you’re exploring permanent life insurance or whole life insurance options, you’ll likely see the terms ‘cash value’ and ‘surrender value.’ Here’s what you need to know about cash...

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