How Today’s Annuities Serve the Needs of Tomorrow’s Retirees

21 Jul

Guest contributor: Brendan Connerton, director, annuity sales, at Crump Life Insurance Services.

Things appear to be moving slowly back toward the “old normal.” With all we’ve been through and have seen in the past two years, it is not too surprising consumer interest in fixed and fixed index annuities has grown.

The marketplace is paying close attention to two key retiree and pre-retiree concerns frequently mentioned by clients and consumers. One is, “Do I have enough saved for a comfortable retirement?” and two, “Do I have enough money to continue to last my entire retirement time horizon?” More>>

The Life Insurance Industry Provides Coverage and Protection Options for All Genders

7 Jul

Guest contributor: Chris Cook, serves as senior vice president and head of underwriting at Crump Life Insurance Services.

Today’s life insurance industry has products available that are inclusive of the needs of all consumers, including the 1.4 million adults in the U.S. who identify as transgender. Whether the need is for mortgage protection, estate planning, financial security for a spouse or children, or living benefits such as retirement income or long-term care, there are products designed to fit the specific need. Most important, with innovations such as accelerated underwriting programs, the process of obtaining coverage has never been easier. More>>

Life Insurance: A Key Piece of Protection for LGBTQ Families

5 Jul

If you’re LGBTQ, you may be fully exploring what it means to be able to build your life around who you love. Strong legal protections in the last 15 years have ushered in more than just external changes. According to MassMutual financial advisor Mindi Wernick with Lee, Nolan & Koroghlian in New York City, these protections have provided validity and certainty, creating an important psychological shift. “Now that gay couples are seen in the eyes of the law as equal, they can build their lives around who they love,” she says. “They’re joining finances, and doing more traditional things, like buying life insurance.” More>>

LGBTQ Retirement Guide

23 Jun

More than 3 million LGBT Americans are currently over 50, and that number is estimated to more than double over the next decade as Baby Boomers ride in on a rainbow-hued silver wave.

For many like Miller, the traditional idea of retirement looks increasingly uncertain—and quite different from their heterosexual peers’, even in an era of antiretroviral cocktails, marriage equality and enshrined protection from employment discrimination.

We’ll cover the issues those in the LGBTQ community most often encounter when preparing for retirement here—and how you can tackle them. More>>

Five Financial Planning Tips for LGBTQ+ Couples

14 Jun

June is Pride month. Here are some tips on planning for your future.

Sometimes the hardest commitment couples make is to join their finances. After all, money matters encompass a host of sensitive personal issues including values, goals and priorities, which is why it’s vital to be on the same page as your partner.

Many LGBTQ+ couples find themselves with an even more complex web as they navigate finances unique to their situation. More>>