Synopses & Reviews
Today's Most Authoritative Resource on Term Life, Whole Life, Universal Life, Variable Life, and Moreand Which Products Are Best for You and Your Family
Life insurance has evolved from a sleepy, slow-growing financial product into one of today's most dynamic, adaptable investment vehicles. From the simplicity of term life to the complexity of variable universal life, the choices seem nearly as endless as the possibilities.
The New Life Insurance Investment Advisor, Second Edition, explains how to analyze insurance products based on their investment merits and overall financial returns, and gives you the facts you need to make the logical, financially intelligent insurance decision. This clear, authoritative resource for consumer insurance information avoids financial double-speak and endless calculations to give you hands-on information concerning:
- Optimal insurance products for different life stages
- Innovative techniques to use the capital hidden in your policy
- Where to find the best dealsand avoid getting burnedbuying insurance on the Internet
Life insurance has truly become life insurance, meant to provide financial benefits throughout your entire life. Let The New Life Insurance Investment Advisor introduce you to the many facets of today's life insurance landscape, and show you how to invest in a policy that will pay you today, tomorrow, and well into the future.
"The New Life Insurance Investment Advisor does not treat life insurance academically. It is a consumer's handbook. The objective is to provide the consumer with an understanding of the various life insurance policies available, how to choose among them and, most importantly, how to manage them once they own them."
From Chapter One
Life insurance has become an integral component of the average family's investment portfolio andas one of today's more informed, demanding consumersyou rightfully require a thorough understanding of how and where your money is invested. The New Life Insurance Investment Advisor, 2nd Edition, provides you with that understanding and more.
This top-rated consumer reference guidebooknow comprehensively revised and updated for 21st-century life insurance wants and requirementspulls back the curtain to reveal the inner workings of today's insurance industry. It goes beyond the mortality benefits of life insurance to describe the cash value aspects of life insurance, and techniques and strategies you can use to create an ongoing and accessible financial resource.
Term Life Insurance ... Whole Life ... Universal Life ... Variable Life ... Variable Universal Life ... All types of life insurance are covered in detail, giving you as muchor moreknowledge than the majority of insurance sales representatives. But beyond simply providing product knowledge, The New Life Insurance Investment Advisor gives you the practical, hands-on expertise to know which product will work best for you, and your unique situation. Use its plain language, no-nonsense descriptions to determine:
- Your place in the life insurance products matrix that professional financial planners and insurance salespersons follow
- How and why to change coverages when you find a better dealand what exactly constitutes a better deal for you
- Strategies to assure yourself a steady income stream through your retirement yearsplus a substantial, guaranteed life insurance benefit
Life insurance doesn't have to be complex or intimidating. The New Life Insurance Investment Advisor, Second Edition, explains life insurance in clear, logical terms, terms you can understand and use when making your insurance decision. Completely updated to reflect today's transformed financial environment, it is the best and most authoritative guidebook on the market.
"For anyone who needs to understand different types of life insurance, as well as considerations for purchasing and managing policies, this book should be on your nearby reference shelf. If youve frequently found yourself fumbling around with terminology, such as the differences between variable, universal, and variable universal life (VUL) policies, youll finally see some light through the haze."
Life insurance doesn't have to be complex or intimidating. Ben Baldwin's completely revised and updated guidebook makes it clear and logical, discussing how to analyze insurance products based on their investment merits and best overall financial returns. This clear, authoritative resource for consumer insurance information covers the pros and cons of Internet purchases, techniques to use capital within a policy, the fixed premium feature, insurance for different stages of life, and the new emergence of "immediate annuities."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-356) and index.
About the Author
Ben Baldwin is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He is president and owner of Baldwin Financial Systems, a registered investment advisory firm serving both individual and corporate clients. He has won various honors throughout his career, including Midwest Regional Honor Agent by Equitable and the Huebner CLU Scholar of Chicago and the Paul S. Mills scholarship from the Chicago Chapter of the Society for Financial Service Professionals. He was a member of the Board of Governors for the Certified Financial Planner Board of standards and has consulted for major insurance companies including New York Life, Transamerica, CAN, and Equitable.