In a world where consumers are increasingly seeking financial advice tailored to their specific needs, it’s more important than ever for insurance producers to offer their clients custom-fit solutions. When it comes to wealth transfer planning, private financing can be just such a solution.
Regardless of income, parents want to make sure they’re able to provide their children with a good life. Passing on wealth to the next generation is often a integral part of this. Fortunately, high-net-worth individuals have more options than most when it comes to wealth transfer planning.
Back in the 1700’s English theologian Isaac Watts said “Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.” Watts did not take part in LIMRA’s study of the middle market but his sentiment is strongly represented. In the study nearly 70 percent of consumers said it was hard to know which online sources of financial advice they could trust.
Do estate taxes keep your clients up at night? Do they worry about the amount of money they can pass to their heirs? This is a common concern among high net worth individuals, many of whom worked extremely hard to generate wealth that gives them the peace of mind knowing their spouse, children and grandchildren will be taken care of once they’re gone. For married individuals, a Credit Shelter Trust (CST) may be the right solution to help them avoid estate taxes when passing wealth on to their beneficiaries.
Being on the ball in regards to financial and retirement planning is key, but there are some mistakes that investors could make that could nullify those good intentions.