Secure Your Retirement with Whole Life Insurance: Top 10 Benefits Explained
Topics: Insurance, Retirement Planning
Do you worry about planning for your retirement and how you will secure your financial future during your golden years? Whole life insurance may be the solution you need to consider instead of an RRSP. Here’s why.
RRSPs are government-sponsored programs where you have little control over your own money. They are locked in and invested in mutual funds. Mutual funds are vulnerable to stock market conditions and potential loss. While you may get a tax break when you contribute, you are taxed on your RRSP when you take it out at 65-70 years of age—when you likely will need every penny you’ve earned. Additionally, tax brackets may be much higher by the time you reach retirement age.
Participating whole life insurance (also called dividend-paying whole life insurance) is a retirement solution many Canadians don’t consider because it is not promoted as an option by financial advisors or the financial services industry. The benefit of participating whole life insurance is two-fold. It provides a death benefit for your loved ones and a cash value asset that allows you to build equity safely and predictably over time. When you retire, you can use the equity in your whole life insurance policy as retirement income.
Using a participating whole life insurance policy as a retirement savings alternative also gives you more control over your money. You also get to access it whenever you need it. You can also have relief knowing that your money continues to earn compounded guaranteed growth even when you borrow funds in your policy before you retire.
In the video below, Stephen Devlin gives the top 10 benefits of utilizing participating whole life insurance as an alternative retirement planning solution to RRSPs.
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