1. Amended/Revised: So you don’t need Long Term Care insurance??

    When it comes to long-term care, two facts stand out. First, an estimated 70% of people will need such care, which will be costly. And second, most of them refuse to buy insurance to cover it. The question is, why? Part of the explanation, no doubt, is that long-term-care insurance is expensive. Som…Read More

  2. Client Spotlight: Dave and Carolyn Jones

    Dave and Carolyn Jones Here is another prototypical couple right here in Asheville.  Dave is a semi-retired pharmacist, who also is a very talented carpenter.   While Carolyn is a magnificent and extraordinary talented artist.  She has also offered to beat me in tennis several times. However I am…Read More

  3. Are you looking for a safe CD Alternative with MORE interest?!?!?!

    Hot New Multi-Year Guarantee Annuities are a great CD alternative with a guaranteed interest rate of 2.9% for 2 years, or 3.85% for 5 years. I would like to point out that a 1-year CD is paying a mere 2.00% and a 3-year CD is paying is paying 2.55% (Source: www.bankrate.com).  Now I want to talk ab…Read More

  4. And in Health News…..10 Amazing Health Benefits to Eating Hot Peppers [Scientifically Proven]

    Eat Hot Peppers... The Hotter, The Better!! The documented health benefits from hot peppers continues to grow at a break-neck speed, similar to the increasing popularity of consuming hot foods in various forms. The heat and health benefits comes from a chemical called capsaicin. Historically, spicy…Read More

  5. Early Withdrawal Penalties for Traditional and Roth IRAs

    Most professionals would all be on the same page that it is rarely a good idea to take an early withdrawal from a traditional or Roth IRA. Mainly due to the substantial cost an early withdraw can cost (not to mention losing out on years of potential earnings). Early distributions from IRAs (that is,…Read More

  6. Collateral Assignment of Life Insurance to Get A LOAN!!

    A collateral assignment of life insurance is a conditional assignment appointing a lender as the primary beneficiary of a death benefit to use as collateral for a loan. If the borrower is unable to pay, the lender can cash in the life insurance policy and recover what is owed. Businesses readily a…Read More

  7. Premium Financing for Life Insurance for the Wealthy

    Wealthy clients looking to use life insurance in their estate plans may find that funding their policies with a loan makes sense, especially as interest rates are still relatively low. The goal is to exploit low interest rates to get a cheap loan, which funds premium payments for a cash-value life i…Read More

  8. Life Insurance in Retirement Planning

    Life Insurance in Retirement Most people think of life insurance in terms of the financial benefits it provides to relatives when you die. But many don’t realize that you can often use it to your advantage even sooner. Certain types of life insurance policies can be used to generate additional s…Read More