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Old 08-29-2018, 02:24 PM   #2304
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Originally Posted by Amnorix View Post
Looks like its based on whole life insurance. Uhh, no thanks. Whole (or permanent) life insurance is pretty expensive as an investment vehicle, with a comparatively lousy rate of return. If you're a higher income earner and have maxed out your 401(k), IRAs, etc., and/or have some unique reason to have whole life, then sure, whatever, but for the vast majority of people, I wouldn't bother with it. Term insurance is substantially cheaper.

All that said, I do have a modest amount of whole life, which I got back in like 2000. Now, about 18 years later, the cash value of the policy equals the amount I have paid in premiums. Now, there was the peace of mind of having life insurance in case something happened to me years ago as well, of course, but still, that's a lousy return where the stock market since 2000 is up about a bazillion percent.

I would have been MUCH better if I took like X% of that whole life premium and put it into term insurance, fixed for 20 years, so I would have the same death benefit as with the whole life, and put the rest of it into index mutual funds or something.
Really? I pay ~$30.00/quarter for $180,000 policy on myself and another ~$10.00/quarter for an $80,000 policy on my spouse. I over pay into the policy by $30/each ($60/$40 per quarter) with a guaranteed minimum 3% return on my cash value. Every 4 years that is re-evaluated if the rate is higher than 3% that is effective for the next 4 years. If it is lower, then 3% is the minimum. IDK about you but that seems pretty damn cheap for a whole life policy with some pretty good guaranteed return or better. Cash out the policy tax free at retirement or take a loan out at anytime.

I also have a term life policy thru my job for about $12/month.

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