Part 35
Thomas M. Boles, 33, G.C.

The combination of a Charitable Remainder Trust and an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust is a win-win situation for everyone.

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I have had a few “shopper’s drop into the store, and they wanted to know about Wealth Replacement. I told them that I wrote about this a few months back. You see, wealth replacement and Life Insurance Trust are really the same thing! It just depends on to whom you are talking, and what they learned when getting educated on estate planning. One thing is sure, they both mean replacing your assets for your family and/or other heirs. By using the income tax savings and part of the income you receive from the Charitable Remainder Trust, you can fund an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust. Each year you can “gift” money to the trust, and the trustee can then purchase enough life insurance to replace the value of the property. When you die, your children or other heirs will receive the full proceeds from the insurance trust without probate and, better yet, free from income and estate taxes.

Life insurance is the fastest and most inexpensive way to replace personal and family assets. But if you are uninsurable, the trustee can buy other appreciating asset, i.e. zero-coupon bonds, certain stocks, and real estate to replace the value of the property you transfer to the trust. The combination of a Charitable Remainder Trust and an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust is a win-win situation for everyone! Here is what really happens:

-You can take an immediate charitable income tax deduction and remove a highly appreciated asset from your estate, thus saving income and estate taxes.

-You receive a guaranteed lifetime income without the headaches or uncertainty of having to manage the investment.

-When you pass on, your children (or other beneficiaries) receive cash from the life insurance trust, replacing the value of the asset free from income tax, estate tax, and probate tax.

-And you are able to make a substantial gift to one or several charities.

Now when you hear the terms Wealth Replacement Trust and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, you will know what they’re talking about. And, it is something you might want to talk about now. If so, please give me a call or drop me a line. Which leaves my “ad” for the month to read:

A good trustee of wealth is the provider for tomorrow.

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