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Part 5: Risk Management

The topic of risk management is oftentimes misunderstood and misused in the world of financial planning. Risk management, or insurance planning, simply addresses the following question: is there a potential catastrophic financial risk in your life? If the answer is yes, insure that risk. A catastrophic risk would be one that causes substantial, long-lasting financial harm to your financial plan.

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The Lifeboat Drill

What happens if your financial world was turned upside down tomorrow? Are you prepared? I often make clients sit down to run through what I call a “lifeboat drill.” Although not a fun exercise, it is a very practical and powerful one to practice NOW to bring you peace LATER. It works simply like this: What exactly do I/does my spouse do in the event of the other’s death?

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The WHY & HOW of Life Insurance Thumbnail

The WHY & HOW of Life Insurance

I believe that everyone needs life insurance at some point during their lifetime. Few people need life insurance for their entire lifetime. Life insurance should be used to protect someone from a catastrophic financial event when someone else dies. WHY life insurance? In the event of someone’s death, would there be a catastrophic financial situation for those dependent on that person?

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2017 Cash Flow Checklist: Part V Thumbnail

2017 Cash Flow Checklist: Part V

Review insurance coverages The goal of insurance is to protect you from catastrophic risk. Insurance is not designed to help you build wealth, nor is insurance a catch-all to compensate for poor planning. Ideally, insurance is something that rarely comes into play; that is, you hope not to ever use it. The Wealth Group is always available to help you review the various insurance coverages in your life. We have seen some clients save thousands of dollars per year in premiums, after we have reviewed policies and provided recommendations. Here is an overview of the things we consider when reviewing clients' coverages.

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