Insurance

July 4, 2020

A Tribute to America

Independence Day, July 4th, 2020 Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is the United States of America. I was born on July 4, 1776, conceived in freedom and liberty. That freedom has brought millions to my shores to cast their lot with me. It has also given human incentive its widest scope. Now, just 244 years later, I am a diverse, multilingual country that is bound together by a single language, English. The dominant language of the business world, of the Internet world, and the second language for most of the world. Who would have believed that 60% of the world’s […]
July 2, 2020

Not Locking Down

A report from First Trust Advisors, L.P.: A resurgence of new Coronavirus cases around the country has created uncertainty for investors. Stock markets fell last week, not because of the virus, but because investors fear another round of economy-killing, government-mandated lockdowns. We don’t expect that to happen, but when the government is involved, risks are definitely higher. After the peak in early April, the seven-day moving average for new cases bottomed on June 9 at 21,282. Since then, they’ve surged, hitting 39,662 per day in the seven days through yesterday. That’s an 86% increase in only 19 days. (Daily volatility […]
August 2, 2016

Whole Life Insurance – It Just Plain Sucks

Yes, I said it. Whole Life Insurance Just Plain Sucks! My Mom always told me to never use that word.  That it’s not proper or nice to use.  And I agree, unless something really does suck.  And whole life fits the bill. From my seat as a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, many people have brought in their whole life statements over the years.  Typically they were sold their whole life policy by a college buddy that was just getting started and they wanted to help them out.  Others are successful business owners that needed some form of insurance and they were […]