Marvin H. Feldman, CLU, ChFC, RFC, CEO emeritus of Life Happens

Marvin H. Feldman, CLU, ChFC, RFC, is president of the Feldman Financial Group in Palm Harbor, Fla., and CEO emeritus of Life Happens. He is a 41-year Million Dollar Round Table member and was the 2002 president. He is a 33-year member of the MDRT Top of the Table and a past Top of the Table chairman. He also is the recipient of the 2011 John Newton Russell award, the highest honor bestowed on an individual by the insurance industry.

July 16, 2019

3 Ways to Help a Charity With a Gift of Life Insurance

Regardless of your reasons for giving, a gift of life insurance can represent a substantial future gift to a favorite charity at relatively little cost to you. There are several ways you can accomplish that:

1. Make a charity the beneficiary of an existing policy: If you have a life insurance policy you no longer need to support your partner or family, you can name a charity as the beneficiary of the policy, meaning that the charity will receive the policy’s death benefit when you die. While there are no current tax benefits to this approach, the value of the policy will be removed from your estate for federal estate tax purposes.

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January 24, 2019

20 Reasons Not to Jettison Your Life Insurance After 60

Most people think of life insurance only when they want to protect their family and provide a source of replacement income in the event of their death. They don’t think of it as a buffer to replace lost assets due to market volatility—for example, the market goes south and you die before you have the time to rebuild or replace the lost assets.

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June 5, 2018

Wealthy vs Financial Fit. Here’s the Difference and Why It Matters

I think it’s only natural that when people are dating, all the factors that we explored in the survey come into play—from what your partner looks like, to if they make you laugh, to what they do for a living. It’s when things become serious and you’re looking to settle down that you have to start asking some of the tougher questions, questions that may make you feel uncomfortable. For example, does the other person have a lot of debt or other financial obligations?

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January 9, 2018

Do I Still Need Life Insurance Once I Retire? Your Questions Answered

Just because you’re retired doesn’t necessarily mean you’re financially sound.

Think of all the different scenarios that may still be applicable: You may have been required to retire early; you may have had investments that have gone sour and haven’t had time to rebuild your nest egg. Additionally, there may be a need to cover final expenses, you may have children still at home who depend on the them, or you may have a family member like an aging parent or special-needs sibling that you provide financial support for.

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