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Most people who are actively saving for their retirement years will accumulate the majority of their assets in traditional retirement accounts such as IRAs, 403(b)s, 401(k)s or annuities; which are tax-deferred but the income becomes taxable upon withdrawal. This may present a challenge for some investors because of the impact that taxes could have on decreasing the wealth that you have worked hard to accumulate.

By utilizing a permanent life insurance policy as part of your retirement plan; the cash value that can build-up on the policy can be used as a source of supplemental income during your retirement years. If you are concerned about diversifying your future tax liability, then incorporating a permanent life insurance policy into your retirement plan (LIRP) may be an option to consider.

Life insurance in retirement planning can offer

Income-tax free Death Benefit Income Tax-deferred Cash Value
Income tax advantaged distribution Possibly delay taking Social Security benefits Life insurance policies offer riders and benefits
A life insurance policy’s death benefit is typically income tax-free. A permanent life insurance policy may offer the potential to accumulate tax-deferred cash value. A permanent life insurance policy may offer the option of taking tax-advantaged loans and withdrawals from the policy’s cash value. Accessing withdrawals or loans on a policy as supplemental income could delay taking social security benefits – potentially increasing your monthly payment. Some policies may be able to offer riders and benefits to provide additional protection and flexibility.
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