Life Insurance and Retirement PlansLife Insurance is a better way to go…and here’s why.While the primary purpose of life insurance is the death benefit protection, it is important to understand the advantages that cash value accumulation can provide, including supplemental income during retirement.You didn’t become successful by following the herd. And you shouldn’t necessarily automatically choose a 401(k) plan before you consider the advantages of a personal retirement program utilizing life insurance.What is a personal retirement program and how can it be an alternative to government-sponsored programs? Here’s why: it’s a smart way to grow your wealth virtually devoid of risk. Let’s take a side-by-side look:401(k)Life InsuranceTax BenefitsTax-deferred growth and tax-deferred contributionsTax-efficient growth and post-tax contributionsContribution LimitsLimitsLimitsControl of MoneyInvest options offeredTotal controlManagement FeesFees incurredNo management or hidden feesRate of ReturnSubject to market volatilityGuaranteed floor return and no market riskLiquidityPenalties chargedTotal liquidityAdditional OptionsFew options availableTax-free transfer to heirs and tax advantages for business use Unlike the 401(k), utilizing life insurance provides complete tax-efficient growth if set up properly and handled right and it is free from market fluctuations. Your 401(k) only offers tax-deferred growth and is tied into market volatility with no guarantees.Unlike the 401(k), utilizing life insurance gives you total control of your money. Your money is not tied into the value of shares or bonds so you can enjoy complete liquidity. You can borrow out and use them for anything you want – other investments, home repairs, a new car, for example. Your 401(k) on the other hand, offers very little liquidity that isn’t tied in with penalties1.Unlike the 401k), utilizing life insurance sets you free from management fees and penalties. You get a multitude of tax advantages and tax-free transfers to your heirs with NO hidden fees, NO contribution levels, NO limits or penalties whatsoever. Enjoy secure, risk-free returns without the costs!Sure, the 401(k) has its benefits – employer match, pre-tax dollars, growth potential, and others. However, if you compare it to life insurance, you’ll see why more and more business professionals are considering it the choice of the future.Life insurance is a century-old process used to create wealth by the recapture of interest on loans. Speak to a Certified Financial Planner at (732) 212-5018 now.1 - Some whole life polices do not have cash values in the first two years of the policy and don’t pay a dividend until the policy’s third year. Policy loans and withdrawals affect the guarantees by reducing the policy’s death benefit and cash values.