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Life Settlements

Take Control of Your Financial Future Now

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 06.23.2014 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

As baby boomers and seniors advance toward retirement, one certainty is that fiduciary responsibility rests more closely than ever with individuals.

Gay Couples Redefine 'Golden Years'

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Wm. Scott Page

Paying for retirement isn't typically on the gay couple's radar. Gays approaching their "Golden Years" represent a unique segment of the financial marketplace.

Texas Medicaid Law Could Transform Life Insurance Industry

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

While the Texas law may not be good news for insurance companies, it opens up a whole new range of possibilities for those facing daunting healthcare costs. It brings a new mark of legitimacy to life settlements while helping those most in need pay for medical care.

Let Life Insurance Lapse at Your Own Risk

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 07.08.2013 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

Individuals pay hundreds of millions of dollars into life insurance every year, yet four out of 10 seniors lapse or surrender their policies before they receive any payout.

Never Too Early to Review Long-Term Care Options

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 12.23.2012 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

Imagine having to figure out a way to pay $5,000 per month for a period of five or more years -- during a time when, by definition, you will not be working. That's at least $300,000 worth of care, and it's a real issue for millions of boomers who are careening toward retirement at a growing pace.

The Life Insurance Industry's Big Secret

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 12.04.2012 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

Insurance companies make money because almost 90 percent of all life insurance policies lapse Let's look at a few of the options you should consider before allowing their life insurance policy to lapse.

Sandwich Generation Headed for a Crumble

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 07.31.2012 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

This generation of people, sandwiched between financially needy parents and children, will be reaching retirement age soon but likely without a nest egg of any significance. For those facing this financial whipsaw, here are some recommendations, both financial and psychological.

New Ways to Cash in on Your Life Insurance Policy

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.24.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you don't need your life insurance policy any longer, are having difficulty with the premium payments or could just use the money, a life settlement is definitely an option worth considering.

Seniors Mean Business on Facebook

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 06.10.2012 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

If AARP, which has more than 10 percent of the U.S. population on its rolls, hasn't yet figured out how to capture seniors on the most pervasive social media site, then we all have a long way to go.

SEC Sues Firm For Lowballing Life Expectancy Settlements

AP | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

WACO, Texas -- Federal securities regulators filed suit Tuesday against a Texas-based provider of so-called "life settlements," accusing it and three ...

Wall Street Gambles Again: Bankers To Buy Up Life Insurance Policies Of Ill And Elderly

nytimes.com | JENNY ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After the mortgage business imploded last year, Wall Street investment banks began searching for another big idea to make money. They think they may h...