Category Archives: Life

Before Falling Into the Zika Virus Hype Ask Yourself These Essential Questions

Before becoming racked with fear over the Zika virus (a flavivirus, which for the most part, have arthropod vectors, e.g., mosquitoes) we may want to take our time and explore this emerging story in depth, as the fear mongering has begun. First, it is important to ask questions. Asking questions is NOT an avenue toward conspiracy theorizing, but thinking. During my studies as an MPH student, at Yale University’s School … Read More

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Are You Reaching Your Boiling Point in the Relationship?

I am proud of the people who stay in marriages and relationships a lot longer than most. As many people know, the divorce rate is right around 50% these days and a lot of couples are choosing to wait to tie the knot because of this alarming statistic. I can’t say that I blame them with the smallest shortcomings calling for breakups so easily between fighting couples. Everyone has different … Read More

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Life Insurance: Personal Story

When you’re in the business of life insurance, you don’t experience many heartwarming stories. But a woman who purchased life insurance from me a few years ago recently sent me this letter. I’ve asked her permission to share it here, because it was so touching, and so important. Here it is: Buying life insurance was the last thing on my mind when I was 25. I was married, but we … Read More

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How to Avoid Going into Debt

Having life insurance is a great way of making sure your loved ones are taken care of after you’re gone. BUT, if you leave your loved ones with mountains of debt, the life insurance you’ve been paying all those years for won’t exactly help them out. How can you avoid going into debt? Here’s how:   Monitor your spending. It’s tedious work, but it’s worth it. Write down every time … Read More

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Several Celebrities Failed at Estate Planning: How to Learn From Their Mistakes

Celebrities are set on a pedestal in our culture. We think they are prime examples of how to live, simply because they are talented and appear often in the media. Yet, countless rich celebrities did not prioritize something that should have been obvious to them: estate planning. And then it was too late.  As a consequence, fighting ensued among the beneficiaries. This month, insurance industry magazine Insurance News Net published … Read More

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