Category Archives: Life

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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Retirement Confidence is Rising, But is That Confidence Based on Realistic Planning?

The Employee Benefit Research Institute’s Annual Retirement Survey found that retirement confidence is on the rise, but is that confidence backed up by solid retirement planning or is their confidence based on unrealistic financial hopes? Unfortunately, according to the 2015 EBRI study, the rise in retirement confidence is not backed up by secure savings or realistic projected income. Here are some of the main pitfalls to avoid when planning for … Read More

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10 Life Insurance Terms You Should Know When Purchasing A Policy

Life insurance can be an overwhelming shopping experience first due to its nature of facing the “no one lives forever” fact and secondly because policies have terms that are foreign to first time buyers.  While we hope our memes and videos help you to get past the former issue, that is really internal work that each person must do. For the latter issue we’ve got you covered with 10 life insurance … Read More

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3 Thought Patterns That Sabotage Proper Financial Planning

Are your behavioral tendencies holding you back from planning for your and your family’s financial future? According to Christine Marcks, president of Prudential Retirement, “Planning for a secure retirement requires recognizing and overcoming behavioral challenges that undermine Americans’ best intentions around saving.” With a third of Americans lacking adequate life insurance*1 and a forth lacking retirement planning confidence*2, the time to start making changes to your saving behaviors is today! … Read More

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Term Life Insurance: Why Pay for Something You Hope to Never Use

Insurance carries with it an irony that all policy holders know well: we realize it’s essential and yet we hope to never have to use it. So why do we spend money each month on something we hope we’ll never need? Security. Life insurance differs in one area when compared to auto or home insurance. We know when we need and don’t need auto insurance, because we know when we … Read More

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