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    June 30, 2015

    How To Make The Most Out Of A Hidden Asset

    If you or someone you care about is among the more than 43 million Americans over the age of 65, you may have access to a source of income you never knew existed—your life insurance policy.

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    June 22, 2015

    The New Face of Life Settlements

    At first blush, there was little to celebrate over the latest data on life settlement transactions. As reported in The Deal, the number of settlement transactions in 2014 tumbled 38 percent to 847 transactions representing $1.65 billion in face value

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    June 22, 2015

    GWG Life, LLC Obtains Georgia Provider License

    GWG Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: GWGH), ("GWG") a specialty finance company and leader in the life insurance secondary market, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, GWG Life, LLC ("GWG Life") was granted a life settlement provider license by the Georgia Office of Commissioner of Insurance, effective June 17, 2015.

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    June 17, 2015

    Understanding the Longevity Calculation

    We all know that Americans are living longer than in generations past and that this impacts retirement planning. An ongoing debate rages about how much money is needed for retirement, at what age we should start taking social security benefits, and when or if we should retire at all.

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    June 16, 2015

    Don't Get Confused: Life Settlement Transactions are Safe and Regulated

    From time to time, a misinformed person takes to his or her computer and publishes something about life settlements that confuses folks with false and misleading information. Unfortunately, in the era of digital media, one inaccurate article can live a long and destructive life on the Internet. When that happens, it’s important to call a timeout and set the record straight.

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    June 15, 2015

    Life Settlement Market Decreases In 2014

    The Deal today issued results from its annual survey of the life settlement market showing that transactions declined last year as the face value of life insurance policies sold reached $1.65 billion, a decrease from $2.57 billion the year before. The survey, compiled from information obtained through public records requests to state insurance departments, includes data from 34 life settlement providers, including nine who did not report any activity.

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    June 04, 2015

    3 Powerful Secrets the Wealthy Know About Life Insurance

    At my company, we regularly work with high-net-worth individuals and some of these folks have tremendous wealth. Earlier in my career, I would be somewhat intimidated by them because they had amazing stories of success, and they could hop on their private jets and travel anywhere in the world with the same level of ease that the rest of us go to the grocery store.

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    June 03, 2015

    Lack of Knowledge Results in Lack of Policy Flow and Shortchanged Consumers

    At the recent 21st Annual Spring Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA) Conference held in Boston, there was one recurring theme - no matter what the topic, or who the speaker, the subject of the lack of policy flow into the marketplace cropped up again and again. All of a sudden, there is more cash to purchase policies than there are policies to buy. What happened?

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