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.

January 26, 2016

The New Retirement: 3 Things to Think About Now

If you think your retirement is going to look like your parents’ or grandparents’ retirement, think again. Here are three things you should be considering:

1. The Bank of Mom and Dad won’t always be open. There are two sides to this. If you’re currently supporting your adult children, you’re not alone. According to a BMO Wealth Institute study, 81% of parents say they have provided their adult children with some financial support. However, you’ll want to evaluate if that’s possible to sustain in the long-term. Ask yourself: Will helping my adult child (buy a house, afford a vacation, transition to a new job …) put my own financial future in jeopardy?

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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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