Got life insurance? It’s time for a review

Got life insurance? It’s time for a review

Many people who tell me they have life insurance don’t know the basic facts about their policy, who their insurance company or agent are, how much coverage they have, what type of policy they have, under what circumstances death benefits would be paid, or whether the policy has any benefits besides basic coverage paid upon death. Here’s an example of why I am so passionate about life insurance policy reviews.

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Why everyone needs life insurance

Why everyone needs life insurance

I often find the misconception among unmarried people and those without children that they do not need life insurance. That could not be further from the truth. With the policies available these days, life insurance is about much more than simply providing a death benefit for those you leave behind. Here are some of the reasons why I believe everyone, young or old, married or single, should have life insurance.

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Why you should consider a TFRA

Why you should consider a TFRA

A TFRA is a retirement savings plan that works similarly to a Roth IRA. You pay taxes on the money going into the plan, and the growth on your money is not taxed. However, unlike a Roth, a TFRA does not have Internal Revenue Service-regulated restriction on how or when you take money from your account.

HERE ARE FIVE OF THE KEY REASONS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A TFRA.

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Taxes, market volatility and your retirement

Taxes, market volatility and your retirement

When discussing retirement plans with my clients, I always discuss taxes. Taxes can make a huge difference in your income during your retirement years. I believe my clients need to develop retirement strategies that address taxation, while providing sources of supplemental retirement income. Here are some of the specific topics I discuss with my clients.

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Get debt-free….or plan for retirement?

Get debt-free….or plan for retirement?

One of the most debated financial questions of modern times is whether you should prioritize paying off your home mortgage over planning for your retirement. The answer to that question often is rooted in emotion more than sound financial wisdom. Emotion embraces the dream of a retirement with no debt, great health, and doing whatever you want whenever you want. However, for the vast majority of Americans, this will not be their reality. Sound financial wisdom says that before blindly adhering to the mantra of paying off your home mortgage as quickly as possible, you should examine your situation to see if it really makes financial sense for you.

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Gift giving doesn’t have to cause money stress

Gift giving doesn’t have to cause money stress

What comes to mind when you recall holidays gone by? Do you have sweet memories of time spent with friends and family, or unpleasant memories of family and gift-buying stress- along with debt to start the new year? I can’t eliminate the stress caused by 2020 or relatives, but I can provide a few financial tips to help prevent debt remorse in 2021.

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The truth about annuities

The truth about annuities

One of the few things people know about Social Security is that contribution is mandatory, and when they get old enough to retire, they will receive a certain amount of money per month as long as they live. An annuity has some similarities; when properly designed, it can provide guaranteed income in retirement and help reduce the risk of running out of money.

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Kathy P. Rogers

Life Planner
Business Coach

“The process of planning for the unexpected begins with a conversation. I want to get to know you – your dreams, your goals, your passions. I want to know what makes you who you are. My goal is to listen, then help you design a plan that aligns with all these things as well as your budget.”

Marston Rogers Group

Kathy Rogers is owner and VP of Marston Rogers Group, a financial services and life insurance business. As a Life Planner, her passion is to help individuals and businesses review where they are, then help them design and implement life and retirement plans as well as business exit strategies. Through proper planning and execution, the financial anxiety surrounding life goals and retirement can be greatly reduced.

FREE Child Asset Builder

What if you could use the magic of compound interest for decades (i.e., a child policy), yet never pay taxes above basis because you take distributions as a loan?

It is not deemed as income, is not subject to required minimum distributions, and will not affect taxation on social security if in a life insurance policy. Death benefits are tax-free as well.

As a parent or grandparent, you can leave a legacy by using the magic of compound interest.