There are circumstances where whole life insurance is a scam.
I’ll tell you what they are.
I get nervous what I see Whole Life Insurance pitched as a good investment.
One of the most questionable sales tactics I’ve seen is saying the returns are superior to traditional retirement account investing.
They suggest foregoing, or even liquidating traditional retirement accounts to quickly fund whole life insurance policies.
I’ve even seen this outrageous advice given in (questionable) military real estate groups.
When whole life is sold under these conditions, it’s a scam.
It is dangerous and wrong.
You will lose out on millions over a lifetime.
Today I’ll discuss what whole life insurance salesmen aren’t going to tell you about this complicated and expensive investment.
While there is a small need for something like whole life for high net worth individuals with unique circumstances (I’ll talk about this at the end), to say this is an appropriate investment for the average joe or typical military member or veteran is flat out irresponsible.
The strongest advocates of whole life insurance, which as far as I can tell are only the people who sell it, claim it is a better investment than the stock market or retirement accounts.
This is flat out wrong. I’ll explain the math below.
The people that are pitching this crap have no training in finances or investing.
They are, unfortunately, trained in sales and marketing.
Their commissions are among the highest in the industry.
Term Life Insurance Defined
If you want to understand what whole life insurance is, you need to first know what the much more common and useful term life insurance is.
This is probably what you are already familiar with, and for most people, this is insurance that is worth having.