Most baby boomers were raised with an ethic of working hard for their whole lives, saving a little money along the way and hoping they would stash away enough in savings to enjoy their retirement years.
It’s likely that some of your clients were lulled into a false sense of security with the seemingly endless string of “green” days on Wall Street over the past few years. If so, they were shocked back into reality in the month of February.
For seniors who have already entered retirement, there are some important things that can be done in 2018 to make it better and more fulfilling:
How to talk to your clients about the idea of selling their life insurance policies.
Wealth managers and estate planners are becoming more familiar with life settlement transactions, in which your client sells his policy to a third-party investor and receives a cash payout, thereby monetizing the asset immediately. The new owner takes responsibility for paying the premiums and collects the policy’s death benefit when the client passes away.
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Many American families today are facing financial security challenges and need to know their life insurance policies may be able to be monetized to help them address those financial needs, according to E. Benjamin Nelson, a former two-term U.S. Senator from Nebraska.
The boomers’ existence could hurt their own investment returns
As millions of baby boomers continue their mass exodus from the workforce to retirement, they are already coming to grips with the reality that investment returns in the coming years are unlikely to keep pace with those of recent history, as illustrated by the modified projections recently used by Calpers and other major institutional investors. Now comes a new study that adds insult to injury: the principal driving force for these depressed returns is none other than the baby boomer generation itself.
ORLANDO, Fla., June 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation yesterday that contains a key consumer disclosure requirement to protect Florida consumers who are considering making changes to a life insurance policy.
The sustained low interest rate environment brought on by the financial crisis of the late-2000s has forced financial planners to revisit some of the broad assumptions we’ve made in the past for projecting portfolio returns. A new article in the Journal of Financial Planning, “Planning for a More Expensive Retirement,” takes this anecdotal reality to an empirical level by studying the implications of continued low returns on retirement plans.