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Bama98
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Custom Variable vs Term Life Insurance Opinions

we got hit up by a coworker's finance guy about life insurance policies and the push toward custom variable vs "renting" the term as the rep put it. What say ye?


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custom variable




Not a fan of these. IMO they defeat the purpose of doing permanent insurance. Who did the guy work if you don't mind me asking.


He is accurate with the renting the term though. It is a temporary fix to the costs of dying.
This post was edited on 10/31 at 2:27 pm


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TheHiddenFlask
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custom


quote:

variable


I know nothing about this insurance, but I know enough about financial products to know that they most likely translate into:

Expensive

and

Egregiously Expensive


GoCrazyAuburn
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Can be. Lots of times however they are pretty cheap as it allows you to greatly adjust your premiums (usually causes bad underfunding a d lapsing of the policy or huge step up in premium down the road).


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BestBanker
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re: Custom Variable vs Term Life Insurance Opinions
Life insurance is life insuance, and investing is investing. Keep the two separate.
The type of policy to own is an indiividual, case by case consideration.


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Life insurance is and investment are two different things.Life insurance will act as an Asset in your bad time. If whole life insurance is costing too much find a low cost term life insurance. Which will act as an asset for you.[link=(low cost term life insurance)]http://finance4founders.com/things-you-should-know-low-cost-term-life-insurance.html[/link]


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southernelite
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re: Custom Variable vs Term Life Insurance Opinions
Custom variables are extremely
heavy on loading. Just took a test on this today.


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southernelite
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Poodlebrain
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re: Custom Variable vs Term Life Insurance Opinions
What is the purpose of life insurance? The only purpose that matters is to provide a death benefit. Everything else is just packaging to make it more appealing. If life insurance was intended to be anti-poverty in my old age insurance it would be called that.

I got news for you about renting insurance, it is unavoidable. Do you consider owning your health insurance, auto insurance or homeowners insurance? No, and you don't own your life insurance. You own a separate investment that historically performs very poorly compared to alternatives.


GoCrazyAuburn
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re: Custom Variable vs Term Life Insurance Opinions
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I got news for you about renting insurance, it is unavoidable. Do you consider owning your health insurance, auto insurance or homeowners insurance? No, and you don't own your life insurance. You own a separate investment that historically performs very poorly compared to alternatives.


Let me preface by saying I can't stand custom variable policies, but...

Comparing permanent life insurance to health, auto, homeowners is dishonest at best. Term insurance, yes, they are similar.

As far as the investment success is concerned, what do you consider performing poorly?



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re: Custom Variable vs Term Life Insurance Opinions
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GoCrazyAuburn
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Truth.

I may need to just avoid this thread today so as to not clutter up my Friday



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jdg91878
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re: Custom Variable vs Term Life Insurance Opinions
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Life insurance is life insuance, and investing is investing. Keep the two separate. The type of policy to own is an indiividual, case by case consideration.


Right answer. Your coworkers finance guy who used the word "rent" is an idiot. Life insurance is death protection, not an investment. Ask him how he feels about "renting" his auto insurance or how his investments in his homeowners insurance policy are performing? Any form of whole life is shit; that's a fact. Every advisor not paid promoting a specific product suggests term insurance and investing in a separate forum like Roth IRAs, 401k, etc.
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Lonestar
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you sound like a Dave Ramsey robot clone. Your ignorance in the above post knows no bounds and you are factually incorrect. This guys situation is different that is why there are many products. There is no one size fits all approach (like dave says)


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