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Life Insurance - Deciding What You Need & Policy Information Jacksonville NC

Most financial planners will say that you should have life insurance, 5 times your annual salary. Those with more dependents may need more life insurance. Other financial planners say that you should look at the total amount of income that you want to replace between now and retirement.

Mr. Richard L. Pugh (RFC®), CFP, MBA
(910) 455-6400
824 Gum Branch Rd., Suite I
Jacksonville, NC
Company
Pugh & Associates Inc.
Qualifications
Education: MA Business Administration
Years of Experience: 16
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Mr. Ira Starr (RFC®), LUTCF
(828) 628-3461
56 Whitaker Circle
Fairview, NC
Company
Starr and Associates
Qualifications
Education: BS
Years of Experience: 26
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Pension Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Mr. Nelson M. Kelly (RFC®), CHFC, CLU
(919) 270-2553
3737 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC
Company
Winthrop Capital Management
Qualifications
Education: B.S., University of Tennessee -- Economics/BusinessCLU, ChFC, RFC
Years of Experience: 26
Membership
IARFC, SFSP
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Trustee Service, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Employee Benefits, Family Offices, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Mortgage Loans, Precious Metals, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Charitable Foundations, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Mr. Robert Anthony Gentry (RFC®), LUTCF
(252) 449-8165
3118 N. Croatan Hwy.
Kill Devil Hills, NC
Company
Lincoln Financial Securities Corp.
Qualifications
Education: The CRPC® designation achieved by Robert A. Gentry, RFC®, CRPC® prepared him to understand the changing needs of retirees and the unique challenges they face, particularly, that individuals frequently seek guaranteed sources of income throughout their re
Years of Experience: 20
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Trustee Service, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Charitable Planning, Charitable Foundations, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Mr. Shane P. Snively (RFC®), MBA
(704) 644-8884
PO Box 395
Waxhaw, NC
Company
Abiding Wealth Advisors, LLC
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 11
Membership
IARFC, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Executive Compensation Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Employee Benefits, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Planning, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Mr. James D. Stillman (RFC®), CSA
(704) 660-0214
119F Poplar Pointe Dr
Mooresville, NC
Company
JDS Wealth Management Corp
Qualifications
Education: Licenses held are:Life & Annuity, Medicare Supplement / Long Term Care, Series 65 Registered Investment Advisor, Registered Financial Consultant (RFC), Certified Senior Advisor
Years of Experience: 13
Membership
IARFC, MDRT, FPA, SCSA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CommOptions, Precious Metals, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Charitable Planning, Healthcare Accounts, Asset Protection, Compensation Plans

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Charles E. Potter (RFC®), CHFC, CLU
(919) 383-7421
1816 Front Street #220
Durham, NC
Company
The Potter Financial Group
Qualifications
Education: BS in Marketing
Membership
IARFC, FPA, AALU
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Rick White, RFC
8317 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC
Company
Title: Registered Financial Consultant
Company: American Planning Group, Inc.
Education
Marietta College/BA
College For Financial Planning/1 year
Years Experience
Years Experience: 32
Service
Life Settlements,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Reverse Mortgage,Medicare Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Mortgage Refinancing,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Alternative Investments,Disa

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Stephen Chappell
106 North Water St
Wilmington, NC
Company
Title: Financial Advisor
Company: Raymond James Financial Advisor
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Registered Investor: Yes
Education
MSFS,CFS
East Carolina University
School of Financial Planning
Years Experience
Years Experience: 20
Service
Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Retirement Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Fee Only Portfolio Management,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Annuities,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Life Insurance,In

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Mr. Richard L. Pugh (RFC®), CFP, MBA
(910) 455-6400
824 Gum Branch Rd., Suite I
Jacksonville, NC
Company
Pugh & Associates Inc.
Qualifications
Education: MA Business Administration
Years of Experience: 16
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Life Insurance - Deciding What You Need & Policy Information

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Life Insurance - How do I decide what I need?

This is a big question. In general, most financial planners will say that you should have life insurance equal to at least 5 times your annual salary. Some folks with more dependents (older parents, children and spouse) may need more life insurance.

Other financial planners say that you should look at the total amount of income that you want to replace between now and retirement. While the numbers can be big and scary if you are young, your actual life insurance needs will decrease over time.

Let's look at an example. If I'm 25 and make $35,000 a year and I want to replace the income I'd make between now and retirement age, I'd be looking at life insurance for $848,000. Whew! Well, there are a number of concerns with that:

  1. First and foremost, can I afford the premium?
    At this age, you may be able to. The risk to a life insurance company is low.
  2. Does my spouse work?
    If my spouse does work I may not have to replace my total salary.
  3. If I have a stay-at-home spouse, would they consider going back to work after a certain period?
    If you think your spouse may want to retrain for another career you may actually need to consider more money. Or perhaps, if the total amount of the life insurance policy paid out the mortgage and put some money in the bank, your spouse could return to the workforce on a part-time basis.
  4. Am I trying to leave my family 'set for life' or am I trying to get them over a tough time?
    This is entirely up to you. Balance it out against the amount of the life insurance premium.
  5. Is it overkill?
    (Excuse the pun.)

These are questions which must be considered. At a minimum, your life insurance coverage should:

  • Fully pay out your mortgage
  • Fully pay for funeral costs
  • Allow for supplementary childcare for at least 2 years (if you have children)
  • Fully pay out any other debts, like car loans, outstanding bills from credit cards or utilities, etc
  • Leave a little something in the bank for emergencies

Does 5 times your salary meet these requirements? Great. If not, you might have to consider up to 8 times your salary. Then consider all the factors which might affect your spouse's ability to handle the situation - perhaps you've died in an accident in which they were hurt too, or perhaps you have a family of 9 children and your spouse couldn't return to work - and add additional money as required.

What about college for the kids?

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