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

Policy Loan

Perhaps the greatest benefit of a whole life insurance policy is the policy loan feature. As your insurance policy matures, you earn interest and dividends paid into the cash value portion of your policy. Plus, when you have a whole life insurance policy structured for maximum cash value, like oneContinue Reading

Policy premium

Job uncertainty is at the highest it’s been since the Great Depression due to stay-at-home orders and the economic shutdown brought on by the coronavirus. Many life insurance policyholders are wondering how to pay their premiums. It might be tempting to let your policy lapse when you’re financially struggling, butContinue 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

What is Whole Life Insurance?

Whole Life Insurance is for when you die, right? Though Whole Life Insurance does include a death benefit, it is only one small component of a whole life policy. Really, there are two basic functions of a whole life: the insurance component and the asset component. Both elements are importantContinue Reading

As a child I grew up on a farm in a family of 4 hungry kids. We’d get excited when Mom made cookies or some other goodies. Every couple weeks she would bake a small batch of cookies as a treat.  They always disappeared so fast. “Who ate all theContinue 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