From Ray Charles to Ted Williams, our annual roundup of folks who achieved fame and fortune during their lifetimes, yet left behind a mess for their loved ones after their deaths.
An interview with Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman
A military fighter pilot turned motivational speaker, Rob "Waldo" Waldman has taken the lessons he learned from flying an F-16 jet in combat and is sharing them with the business world. In this interview with InsuranceNewsNet Publisher Paul Feldman, Waldman describes why you need to surround yourself with "wingmen" who will help you to reach new heights in your career and your life.
A look at 2012 annuity sales figures shows an intriguing dance, combining a slump in sales numbers with some surprises among the carriers.
The buy-sell strategy is a great estate planning technique to use with business owners, and it may lead to other sales such as key person insurance, executive compensation and personal planning.
Hundreds of NAIFA members visited Congress to do what they do best: tell the story of what life insurance means to their clients.
Consumers may say they need annuity products to fund their retirement, but the numbers indicate they are reluctant to act upon that need.
When lump-sum distributions are taken from defined benefit plans, it opens up a "sweet spot" for advisors to offer annuities as a retirement solution.
As the clock ticks closer to the implementation of health care exchanges, advisors seek more information on how the role of navigator will affect their profession.
As more plan sponsors amend their retirement plans to take advantage of new provisions under the law, more people will have the Roth conversion conversation with their advisor.
Community involvement can enhance your reputation and lead to opportunities to position yourself as an expert, at little or no expense.
Advisors need to encourage clients to take advantage of the changes in the estate tax law because it will enable them to manage their financial portfolio better than in the past.
Belonging to a study group is like having a special "business family" where you can share support, inspiration and guidance that will help you succeed in your practice.
The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity for carriers to help guide employers through a changing health insurance landscape.
Our nation's veterans can provide a new talent pool of determined and mission-minded individuals for new careers in the financial services industry.
What constitutes a "big case" can vary. But one thing remains the same - it's not a once-and-done deal but a relationship that can lead to a revenue stream.
The favorable tax treatment of life insurance products turns 100 this year, and the industry continues to remain vigilant against attempts by Congress...
For those who held back on making a plan during the "fiscal cliff," the permanence of the new estate tax law may be the trigger that spurs action.