Hawaii best state for retirees in 2014, MoneyRates.com says

Despite having the highest cost of living, Hawaii is the best U.S. state for retirees in 2014 according to a new study by personal...
AALU-GAMA Merger

AALU, GAMA merging to form new organization representing ‘financial security profession’

First-of-its-kind organization will bring together GAMA's leadership and professional development strengths and AALU's best-in-class advocacy in a new yet-to-be-named entity intended to unify the entire profession.

Selling life insurance in the foreign nationals market

The foreign nationals market for life insurance is an advisor’s dream. It’s huge, the prospects are motivated, and offers significant rewards – and yet it’s far from overcrowded. Here are some basics for working with Foreign National prospects, straight from an experienced veteran of the market.

Military Veterans are twice as likely to use a financial advisor, Northwestern Mutual survey...

MILWAUKEE – This Veterans Day Northwestern Mutual is celebrating the accomplishments of military veterans, both for their service to their country and to their...

Home offices providing little help with succession planning programs

New research finds most home offices provide scant resources to assist financial professionals in developing succession planning programs – and few advisors take advantages of resources available.

The skinny on retirement planning from two top producers: Part 1

For many years now, retirement planning has been a topic explored by the consumer-oriented financial press. Whether you pick up a weekly newsmagazine, a...

Buying Whole Life Insurance For A Child

How would an agent demonstrate the value of buying whole life insurance for a child?  At first glance, there appear to be lots of...

Annual review of client needs only makes sense

The start of a new year is always a good time for people to review their financial situation, including their life insurance coverage. According...

IRI honors 4 with its 2016 Marketing Innovation Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) has honored Transamerica President and CEO Mark Mullin, Sammons Retirement Solutions Inc., Lincoln Financial Distributors and...

Advisors on carriers: Product and fees are important, but service is the differentiator

While product features and competitive costs will initially get an advisor’s attention, ongoing service and support will keep it, a new LIMRA/EY study finds.