How to Skimm Your Life Challenge

22 Jan

We did it. We made it to 2021. And one thing we can all agree on is the need to reset. Enter: Our 21-day New Year’s challenge. We’ll unlock a new task every weekday this month that you can tackle to feel mentally lighter. No matter what this year throws your way. More>>

7 Marketing Tips for Insurance Agents During the Pandemic

20 Jan

Agencies have made major adjustments to how they’re conducting their day-to-day operations due to COVID-19. Consumer behavior has shifted, and the way agencies respond is key to their future success. The insurance industry is well-positioned to cope with the effects of the pandemic. Insurance companies and agencies are ready to be there for their customers when protection is needed most. These seven digital and virtual tools can help agents succeed in this environment. More>>

How the Pandemic has Affected Financial Planning

18 Jan

Many of us are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic, especially when it comes to managing our finances. We recently surveyed hundreds of consumers about how COVID-19 has impacted their money. Nearly half of the respondents agreed that the pandemic has influenced the way they handle their finances and how they save for the future. More>>

From Slow Cooker to Cincinnati, 30 Chili Recipes for Chilly Days

15 Jan

Many of us have a certain image in our heads when we think about chili. You might be picturing beans, ground beef, tomatoes, cheese and sour cream. But depending on what region of the country you are in, chili will look and taste different. However, there is one thing chili will always be no matter where you go — a warm and hearty dish for you and your family to enjoy during a cool fall or winter night. Here are some of the best chili recipes you can make at home. More>>

2 Ways to Use the SECURE Act to Drive Planning Opportunities

13 Jan

Guest contributor: Ken Diltz, sales director, national accounts, with Crump Life Insurance Services.

Here are two simple ways to start the conversation about assets having enjoyed tax-deferred growth. As you help your clients analyze their needs into and throughout retirement, we often find that clients’ goals change, and we may have some of best solutions in the financial marketplace right now to meet the moment – delivering peace of mind, leverage and the relationship-building necessary to grow your practice into the future. More>>

What to Know About Life Insurance for Diabetics

11 Jan

Many people falsely believe that life insurance for diabetics doesn’t exist. In reality, there are quite a few life insurance options for the 34.2 million Americans who have diabetes. 

While diabetes remains a health challenge for many, it is still very possible to secure good life insurance as a diabetic. Here are some key things to know about getting life insurance if you have diabetes. More>>

Top 5 New Year Resolution Ideas for 2021

8 Jan

You did it! You made through another year. Now, after you eat too many cookies and enjoy your share of eggnog, let’s figure out how next year will be even better with healthy lifestyle changes, partaking in more outdoor activities and reconnecting with loved ones. Here are five ideas for your new year resolution list! More>>

Ten LinkedIn Conversation Starters for Financial Advisors

6 Jan

The following are 10 conversation starters for financial advisors interested in striking up real conversations with prospects. Are there other ways to strike up conversations on LinkedIn? Of course! But hopefully these starters get your creative juices flowing. Your objective is to ask a question to create banter back and forth and save the selling for later. More>>

Insurance New Year’s Resolutions

4 Jan

During this time of year, many people make New Year’s resolutions. Examples include eating healthier, losing weight, paying off debt, or finally starting that business you have been talking about for the past few years. One area of your finances where it makes sense to create some resolutions for the New Year is with your insurance coverage.

Here are five tips to help ensure that you have the right insurance coverage to fit your needs during the New Year and beyond. More>>

15 Best Things to Do on New Year’s Day to Usher in 2021

1 Jan

Happy New Year! With the busy holiday season coming to a close, it’s tempting to spend New Year’s Day horizontal on the couch in your most comfortable pajamas, doing a whole lot of nothing. After a whirlwind month of holiday chaos, doing nothing might be exactly what you think you need. And after a crazy 2020, we really can’t blame you! These creative ideas will help you start the new year right. More>>