the cash value of whole life insurance

Whole life insurance policies have a unique feature that make them ideal vehicles for growing and protecting wealth—cash value. But how does cash value work? How does it grow? How do you access your money and what are the tax implications? Let’s break it down. What is the Cash ValueContinue Reading

In the late 1960s, a musician named Edwin Starr rose to fame with a song titled, “War.” The chorus of the song is “War, what is it good for? Absolutely, absolutely nothing.” This song became a cultural song for the time period and has been popular ever since. Using thisContinue Reading

Matilda Rose Ledger vs. ReliaStar Life Insurance Company: 2 Year Contestability Period – Part 1 Heath Ledger died of what was ruled an accidental drug overdose. So why did Ledger’s three-year-old daughter, Matilda Rose, have to sue for the $10 million claim? Ledger’s life insurance company, ReliaStar, did not denyContinue Reading

Have you ever heard the expression that “you can’t have your cake and eat it too?” When I was growing up I used to hear this phrase often when I would look to do, or have, too much of something. Today, in our culture, we seem to have an abundanceContinue Reading

Protect Your Assets with Annuities and Life Insurance At Paradigm Life, our concern is not limited to how you earn, use, borrow and grow your money—we are also concerned with how you protect your money. In fact, we recognize and stress the importance of protecting ALL of your assets. ToContinue Reading

How many times have you heard that there are only two things certain in life – death and taxes?  We all seem to leave this life in the same way, and while we are alive we do everything we can to avoid taxes.  Fortunately, there is a financial vehicle thatContinue Reading

With the April 15th deadline for filing your personal income taxes looming, I figured it a good time to review the tax benefits of permanent life insurance.  While I am not an advocate of investing solely for tax reasons it’s important to understand how your investing strategy is impacted byContinue Reading

One of the primary features of a mutual life insurance company is that they operate for the benefit of their participating policy owners – not stockholders. As a result, mutual companies are making decisions today with the long-term interest of policy owners in mind. The mutual structure is the foundationContinue Reading