Few things in life will affect the post-employment life of your older-adult clients as much as their home and their cash flow. This article from Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation is intended for an audience of financial professionals who are committed to improving the quality of life of older-adult Americans.
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How Homebuyers 62+ Could Double Their Home Buying Power — Despite Rising Interest Rates
Topics: Retirement Planning Planning in Advance Lifestyle Planning Reverse Mortgages Potential Partners for Advisors
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Disability Insurance Helps Safeguard Retirement Savings, Research Shows
New research from LIMRA and Life Happens, almost a quarter of Americans say they would dip into their retirement savings if they experienced a disability. But between tax penalties and loss of the opportunity for compounding interest, an early withdrawal can do more harm than good.
Topics: Disability Insurance Retirement Planning Financial Planning Research Planning in Advance Retirement Research/Trends
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Your Word and Deed
Our clients look to us to lead them both in word and deed as trusted advisors. If you are going to advise a product that you should own, then you need to take action to purchase it yourself. Over the years, I have seen hundreds of agents who will carefully analyze their clients’ needs while giving little or no thought to their own.
Topics: Financial Planning Planning in Advance
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Upcoming Webinar: Compliance & Home Equity Conversion Mortgages
Join us on April 29, 2022, at 2 pm eastern for the special webinar "Compliance & Home Equity Conversion Mortgages."
NAIFA Trustee Jamie Hopkins Esq., LLM, CFP, ChFC, CLU, RICP, Managing Partner of Wealth Solutions at Carson Group, and Harlan Accola, CRMP, National Reverse Mortgage Director of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, will discuss how reverse mortgage loans are being used as a financial planning tool to maximize cash flow, reduce taxes, and minimize risks.
Topics: Financial Planning Planning in Advance Reverse Mortgages Potential Partners for Advisors
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Upcoming Webinar: What Everyone Should Know About Estate Planning
What happens if you die without a will? Who needs a trust? What other important documents should you consider?
Join us on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 2 pm eastern to learn the answers to these questions and more in the special webinar "What Everyone Should Know About Estate Planning."
Topics: Financial Planning Planning in Advance Talent Development Center Estate Planning Webinar
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Loyal NAIFA Member Louis Brownstone Featured in Broker World
Loyal NAIFA-CA member Louis H. Brownstone, CLTC, proposes a new solution for long-term care insurance planning in a recent Broker World article. Brownstone is the owner of California Long Term Care Insurance. A NAIFA member since 2007, he is the Government Relations/APIC IFAPAC Chair for NAIFA-San Francisco Peninsula and a NAIFA Financial Security Advocate.
Congratulations, Louis. We're #NAIFAproud of your commitment and dedication to our industry.
Topics: Long-Term Care Retirement Planning Financial Planning Member Planning in Advance
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Upcoming Webinar: Insurance Solutions for Macroeconomic Concerns
Join us on March 17, 2022, at 2 pm eastern for the special webinar "Designing Insurance Solutions to Address Clients’ Macroeconomic Concerns."
The discussion will feature John C. Snider II, JD, AVP and Associate Counsel with the Advanced Markets Group at John Hancock. Snider will discuss inflation, rising interest rates, geopolitical instability, and other economic factors that affect Main Street Americans.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to help your clients find the right life insurance for their unique situation and how to plan for their long-term care needs.
Topics: Long-Term Care Retirement Planning Life Insurance & Annuities Financial Planning Planning in Advance #MainStreetUSA Lifestyle Planning Webinar
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A Few Thoughts on Selling Your Agency
A successful agent in the insurance business has built their business by making and keeping promises to their clients, staff, family, and themselves. However, an individual may decide to retire, their situation may change, or something else may arise that makes it necessary to cut back or stop their activity in the insurance business.
Finding ways to keep those promises means you need a good game plan for succession. There is far more to be considered than a simple financial transaction. Relationships must be transitioned and maintained. Let's examine a few items to consider as you build your game plan.
Topics: Running Your Practice Planning in Advance
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The Importance of Long-Term Care Planning From an ER Doctor’s Perspective
As an emergency medicine physician for 20 years, including the past 12 years working in a large, level 1 trauma center, Dr. Monica Williams has seen innumerable patients and families facing long-term care challenges. As the Medical Director for Advance Care Planning and End of Life Education for the third-largest community-owned hospital system in the United States, she has spent a portion of her career talking to doctors about how they can have effective advanced medical planning and end-of-life conversations with patients and families.