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

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

Marvin H. Feldman, CLU, ChFC, RFC, is president of the Feldman Financial Group in Palm Harbor, Fla., and president and CEO 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.

October 28, 2015

7 Sports That Make Getting Life Insurance Hard (or Impossible!)

One of the questions I’ve received over the years is “Will my sport cause me problems in purchasing new life insurance?” The answer in most cases is no, but there are some hobbies that may be a problem for the underwriters in the insurance company.

Here is a list of seven high-risk sports that are problematic when it comes to getting life insurance.

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August 20, 2015

Looking for a Guaranteed Income Stream?

If you are concerned about outliving your savings, perhaps an income annuity will fit your needs. An annuity can offer a guaranteed lifetime income that you can’t outlive.

Fixed income annuities are offered with a number of payment options, allowing you to structure payouts according to your financial goals and objectives. Consider these four income streams:

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June 4, 2015

6 Reasons for Life Insurance When You Retire

First, the basics. If you still owe someone, or love someone, yes, you need life insurance.

Now, let’s dig a little deeper and look at the other reasons you may still need life insurance after 65.

1. You’re still the “Bank of You.” 63% of parents over 55 are still supporting their children and or grandchildren, according to LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. What happens if you are no longer around to provide that support? Who will your children turn to for financial help? Friends or other family members? Life insurance can provide the funds to maintain this support.

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April 23, 2015

3 Reasons You May Still Need Life Insurance as You Head Toward Retirement

Let’s be realistic. If you have an adequate investment and pension portfolio; if you have made provisions for your health care costs; if you have no one relying on you for financial support, maybe, just maybe you can afford to retire.

Did you know that a healthy 65-year-old man has a life expectancy of 87 and a woman, 89; and that 38% of the men and 50% of the women will live to age 90, according to recent research on longevity risks and retirement.

So, do you need life insurance? Let’s look at three reasons you might.

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March 23, 2015

They Tried to Steal—From My Life Insurance!

Well, it has finally happened. Someone out in the vastness of the internet was able to obtain my personal information and use it to try to fraudulently withdraw funds from my accounts. But this was not the normal type of fraud. This was someone who contacted an insurance company where I owned my life insurance policies.

These fraudsters managed to change the mailing address on all of the policies id fraudalong with the email address the company had on record. Because these were permanent policies, they had accumulated substantial cash value over the years. So, the next day they requested the loan and surrender values on two of the policies.

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