How annuity maximization could benefit your heirs

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Many people struggle to understand annuities and wonder if they really need one or not. To help shed light on this situation, let’s look at one example.

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Expect the unexpected: Name a contingent beneficiary on your life insurance policy

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contingent-beneficiary

Life doesn’t always go as planned. When you married, you did the responsible thing and purchased life insurance policies for both you and your spouse. Each of you named the other as beneficiary, ensuring that no matter who passed away first, the survivor would be taken care of. At least, that was the plan.

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Expect the unexpected: Name a contingent beneficiary on your life insurance policy

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contingent-beneficiary

Life doesn’t always go as planned. When you married, you did the responsible thing and purchased life insurance policies for both you and your spouse. Each of you named the other as beneficiary, ensuring that no matter who passed away first, the survivor would be taken care of. At least, that was the plan.

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Term vs. permanent life insurance: Which is right for you?

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The biggest question to answer when purchasing life insurance is whether you need a term or permanent policy. Each type has advantages and limitations. To make the right decision, you should know and understand your options.

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When things change, review your life insurance beneficiary

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You name a beneficiary when you purchase a life insurance policy. This designation lets the insurance company know who should receive the proceeds of the policy. Keeping your beneficiary designation current is key to ensuring your life insurance benefits are paid as you desire. By not updating your beneficiary designation, your benefits may go to your estate instead of to those who need it the most.

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