Mark C. Smith

Financial Services Professional offering insurance and securities products and services through NYLIFE Securities LLC.

I offer a variety of products that can help you meet a number of insurance and financial needs, including, but not limited to college funding, retirement, managing costs for extended periods of care and lifetime income strategies. Please contact me to help you fully analyze your needs and recommend appropriate solutions. I am an Agent licensed to sell insurance through New York Life Insurance Company and may be licensed with various other independent unaffiliated insurance companies. Additionally, I am a Registered Representative of and offer securities products & services through NYLIFE Securities LLC, (Member FINRA/SIPC), A Licensed Insurance Agency. 265 Brookview Centre Way, Suite 102, Knoxville, TN 37919 865-523-0741. Neither New York Life Insurance Company, nor its agents, provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, or accounting professionals before making any decisions. I am not licensed in all jurisdictions.

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You've helped protect our country, now it's our turn to help you protect your family. I can help you put a solution in place. Let's talk. #MilitaryAppreciationMonth

Introducing ‘The Golden Sweater,’ a beautiful story that acts as a tool to help families cope with loss. For every download of the book, the New York Life Foundation will donate $1 to organizations that support grieving children. #TheGoldenSweater

Growing Family - Protection For Your New Baby | New York Life

In these uncertain times, putting love into action has never been more important. Protect what matters most during #FamilyWellnessMonth. Did you recently have a baby? Learn today how you can keep your new addition to the family safe and secure through life's ups and downs with New York Life.

When Will I Get My Stimulus Check?

Haven't received your stimulus check yet? This article could help you figure out when it will arrive. That's the question on everyone's mind right now. For some people, payments have already arrived. For others, not until September. See when your payment is expected to arrive.

Don't let COVID-19 distance you from your retirement dreams. Learn what you can do to keep your money, emotions, and retirement protected.

How does whole life help your portfolio? Check out this knowledge-packed Q&A with Tony Malloy, Chief Investment Officer of @NewYorkLife.

[04/27/20]   The newly enacted CARES Act raises questions on how the stimulus plan will provide benefits to individuals and business owners. Join us as we host CPA Robert Keebler CPA/PFS, MST, AEP®, for a timely and informative webinar that will discuss income tax benefits and considerations, and help answer some of the questions you may have with your planning during this time.
Click here to register for this webinar and please note attendance is limited.

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need? | New York Life

When learning about financial literacy, it's always smart to bring a calculator. If you don't have yours handy, you can borrow ours. Find out today how much protection you may need to be financially secure. How much life insurance do you need? Use the life insurance calculator from New York Life to figure out the coverage you need to protect your family & home.

New York Life | In It Together At Every Stage. Insure, Invest, Retire.

While practicing social distancing, it's important to stay productive. Whether you want to safeguard your children's future, protect your business, or set up your retirement plan, use this time to help protect what matters most. Welcome to New York Life, where securing the best life for you and your family has been our goal since 1845. Learn how our financial professionals can help you.

IRS Offers Additional Relief By Extending More Tax Deadlines, Including Estimated Payments & Refunds

Tax season looks different this year. Stay on top of extensions and what they mean for you. Today, the IRS further extended tax filing deadlines, including those for estimated payments and refunds.

How Does the CARES Act Affect Individuals? | New York Life

For many of us, COVID-19 has not only created uncertainty about our family's health, but also our financial security. Find out what the new CARES Act means for you and your family, and learn key points that can help you weather this uncertain climate. The CARES Act was recently signed into law, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn from New York Life how it can help you weather this uncertain climate.

In times of uncertainty, it's important to take precautions. New York Life's Brian Madgett shares some first-hand tips to help protect your finances when faced with a medical emergency.

With all the changes going on, I thought you might find it comforting to know that New York Life is—and will continue to be—here for you when needed. By preparing for uncertain times like these, we’ve been able to keep our promises and protect America’s families for 175 years. Find out more here, and be sure to call me with any questions.

What the CARES Act Means for Small Businesses | New York Life

For many small business owners, a temporary closure can lead to financial hardship or worse. Learn key points of the CARES Act and what this capital infusion can mean for your business. The CARES Act was recently signed into law, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn from New York Life how its provisions can help support small businesses.

COVID-19 FAQs | New York Life Insurance Company

As a 175-year-old company that's remained strong through good times and bad, we understand the uncertainty you may be feeling surrounding COVID-19. For answers to some frequently asked questions relating to doing business with New York Life, please read this article and feel free to reach out. Frequently asked questions about coronavirus from New York Life Insurance.

What’s stopping retirees from enjoying the retirement they’ve worked so hard for?

For many retirees, having enough money to retire comfortably doesn't mean they're comfortable spending it. See why life insurance can help give you the freedom you deserve. Award winning article “The Decumulation Paradox: Why Are Retirees Not Spending More?” published in Investments and Wealth Monitor | New York Life

When faced with a medical emergency, expenses can add up fast. New York Life's Brian Madgett discusses what you can do to protect yourself financially.

Retirement Planning - Help Your Savings Last | New York Life

Saving for retirement will take you a long way, but it may not take you all the way. See why having a steady income stream in retirement can be even more important than savings. Are you planning for retirement and concerned about your savings? New York Life can help you identify the insurance and investment solutions to make them last.

Learn from My Best and Worst Financial Decisions

Financial mistakes are common, but there are ways you can recover. Read this article and let's talk about a strategy to get you back on the right track. Brian Madgett discusses his best and worst financial decisions in Kiplinger.

Take the Scenic Route: Diversification on the Road to Retirement

Nowadays, a typical retirement plan is no longer par for the course. Follow these tips to help ensure you end up on the green. It's no secret that the old rules of retirement no longer apply to many people. For retirements lasting upwards of 30 years, it's crucial to diversify your assets to help reduce risk and minimize taxes down the road.

New baby, new toys, more financial responsibilities—If your family is growing this year, congrats! We've got some tips to help you get financially prepared for your new bundle of joy.

One reason may be enough, but here are six reasons why life insurance is the perfect way to help build your financial legacy and protect your family.

Getting married? Growing your Family? Preparing for retirement? Whatever you have planned for the future, make sure you have what you need to make it great. Let's talk.

Take the Scenic Route: Diversification on the Road to Retirement

The key to a successful retirement strategy is knowing how you want to spend it. From "must haves" to "wishes", read these tips to help make your retirement dreams come true. It's no secret that the old rules of retirement no longer apply to many people. For retirements lasting upwards of 30 years, it's crucial to diversify your assets to help reduce risk and minimize taxes down the road.

There's a lot to learn about financial literacy, so let's start off easy with Life Insurance 101. If you prefer a more guided approach, you can always contact me for one-on-one instruction.

[03/23/20]   We share your concerns about the coronavirus, and we’re here to help answer questions, give guidance, and provide peace of mind—just like always.

As a parent, you sometimes buy your kids things that they want. But you always buy them things that they need. See why life insurance is one gift they'll never ask for, but still end up using the most.

For over 175 years, @NewYorkLife has been there for our policy holders when we’re needed most. As we all do our part in the fight against the Coronavirus, protection is a priority we all share. Please reach out to me with any questions you may have.

Now is the perfect time to spring-clean your financial goals. Whether paying for college, buying your first home, or securing a business, life insurance can help.

WSJ: Inheriting IRAs Just Got Complicated, Thanks to New Retirement Overhaul

This article takes a close look at the new SECURE Act and how it could affect your retirement and legacy plans. It’s worth a read—especially if you are planning to use a traditional or Roth IRA to leave money to heirs. The new spending package curtails the Stretch IRA

I Was A Caregiver For My Mom, But I’ll Never Ask My Son To Do The Same

Meredith Rainey of @NewYorkLife helped care for her mother when she was unable to care for herself. Read about her experience and learn how it has shaped her outlook when it comes to her own care in the future. I shudder to think about my son being in my shoes one day.

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Our 175 year legacy isn’t built on sales. It’s built on bonds we form with families, helping them take action on their love for one another. #LoveTakesAction #GoodAtLife

Take the Scenic Route: Diversification on the Road to Retirement

Knowing what you'll need in the future can be tricky, but making some key decisions now can help you cover all the bases. Read this article and then let's talk about the retirement you want. It's no secret that the old rules of retirement no longer apply to many people. For retirements lasting upwards of 30 years, it's crucial to diversify your assets to help reduce risk and minimize taxes down the road.

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265 Brookview Center Way, Ste 102
Knoxville, TN

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 22:00
Sunday 08:00 - 22:00
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