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The rising popularity of robo-advisors has some in the industry wondering whether this is the beginning of the end for financial advisors.
In reality, robo-advisors have been able to do something that traditional financial advisors have not; get those with limited resources to begin creating a portfolio of investments.
Experienced financial planners typically don’t accept clients with less than $200,000 or (much) more in their portfolio. On the other hand, some robo-advisors are accessible with as little as $1,000, with others not having a minimum balance requirement at all.
Using a robo-advisor is easy, with investors simply filling out a detailed questionnaire indicating their investment goals and objectives. The entire process is automated, with the robo-advisor using a sophisticated algorithm to determine the best investments for your situation based on your preferences indicated on the questionnaire.
In today’s world, good credit is a necessity. Today, our credit score affects much more than our ability to buy a house or finance a car. Our credit score can also affect our insurance premium, our ability to rent an apartment, and even our ability to get a job.
Consumer FICO scores are calculated using the information found in your credit report, including the number of open accounts, how much debt you have, how many creditors have sent inquiries about your credit history, and how many, if any accounts have been sent to collection agencies.
Navigating the credit score maze can often feel confusing and overwhelming as we ask ourselves questions like, “Why did my credit score go down?”, “Should I apply for more credit?”, “Should I pay off my collection accounts? Or pay down my credit card debt?” It certainly doesn’t help that there are a variety of opinions out there, some accurate, others not, that serve to confuse you even more.
Here are some common assumptions that many people can make regarding their credit.
You’ve worked hard and after five years of disciplined savings, you’ve been approved for a 20 year $200,000 mortgage. It’s an exciting time and amongst the financial decisions ahead of you is determining if you should buy the bank-sponsored mortgage life insurance policy recommended by the loan officer.
Bank mortgage life insurance is not required but you both agree that if either of you dies, you want the survivor to receive a life insurance benefit so he/she can pay off the mortgage.
Here are six questions you should consider when comparing a bank sponsored policy to an individually owned $200,000 20-year term life insurance policy.
What do the policies cost?
Generally, bank sponsored policies are less expensive than individually owned term policies
Do we get to choose the death benefit?
With the bank policy, the original death benefit equals the amount of the mortgage and it declines as the mortgage balance declines.
You decide the death benefit of individual level term policies and it remains at the original face amount throughout the entire twenty year period.