How to Get Wealthy People to Trust You

4 Dec

Trust is a funny thing. I interviewed a retired Chicago advertising executive who explained it’s built up slowly over time, yet can vanish in an instant. Trust is often talked about in a business sense “I trust her. When she calls with a recommendation, I just say ‘yes’ and follow her advice.” More >>

Term Life Insurance for Every Milestone

2 Dec

Life is full of milestones. Graduating college, getting married, buying a house, and starting a family are all momentous occasions. But what happens to those financial responsibilities if you pass away before they are taken care of? More >>

55+ Best Holiday Movies of All Time

29 Nov

It’s that time of year again: Gatherings with friends and family, shopping, and the annual holiday movie marathon. Not sure where to start? Here’s a list of holiday movies over the past 75+ years. More >>

What’s your favorite holiday movie?

Happy Thanksgiving!

27 Nov

Crump offices will be closed Thursday (November 28) and Friday (November 29) and will reopen Monday (December 2). In case you missed a recent post, here are 20 Great Thanksgiving Movies to Watch with Family This Holiday. More >>

3 Things to Know About Long Term Care Insurance

25 Nov

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, someone turning age 65 today has almost a 70% chance of needing some type of long-term care services in their remaining years. And a long term care insurance policy can offer individuals both peace of mind and preserve their standard of living and independence. More >>

20 Great Thanksgiving Movies to Watch With Family This Holiday

22 Nov

Thanksgiving is a day for turkey, pumpkin pie, football, getting stuck on the interstate, dreading awkward conversations with family – at least that’s what we’ve learned from the movies, which have long used the autumn festivities as the setting for comedies and dramas about stuffing one’s face while trying not to strangle one’s relatives. More >>

The 11 Best Social Media Dashboard Tools & Apps

20 Nov

When implementing your social media strategy, it’s easy to realize that manually posting on multiple different websites, multiple times a day, isn’t optimal for your busy schedule. But it’s not easy to tell from a baseline or pricing page which tools are not only the best for efficiency but best for your business. More >>

10 Great Places to Retire If You Hate the Cold

15 Nov

Are you hoping to retire your snow gear when you exit the workforce? We don’t blame you. Harsh winters can be particularly difficult as you age. Older adults lose body heat faster than when they were younger, and their health can suffer before they even realize quite how cold they are, according to the National Institute on Aging. More >>

Demystifying the U.S. Vaping Crisis

13 Nov

Guest contributor: Emily Bancroft, MS, ALMI, AIRC, ACS, Underwriter, Crump Life Insurance Services

The past few months have been filled with countless news headlines concerning the vaping epidemic. A multitude of cases of vaping-related lung illnesses and vaping deaths have been reported. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1,299 lung injury cases associated with the use of electronic cigarette, or vaping, products have been reported to the CDC as of October 8, 2019, from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and one U.S. territory. More >>