30 Ways to Save Money Like Your Grandma Did

24 Sep

One of my treasured heirlooms is my Gram’s vintage Good Housekeeping cookbook. Its tattered and stained pages include a “Wartime Supplement” that describes how to cope with WWII food rationing, especially staples such as sugar and meat. The cookbook’s money-saving tips are still surprisingly relevant. While our grandparents may have been frugal from necessity, there’s a lot we can learn from their thriftiness on many different fronts. Here’s how to “waste not, want not” and save money like our grandparents did. More>>

Life Insurance Underwriting: Frequently Asked Questions

20 Sep

Part of being an adult is recognizing that you have a sense of responsibility toward others — especially your loved ones. If you were to pass away expectantly, you’d still want them to be cared for in your absence. That’s why you’ve thought ahead and decided to get life insurance. However, before you can check the “I’m insured” box, there’s a step in the process. And that’s underwriting — a process that many people applying for insurance don’t understand. That is, until now. Read on to learn about the basics of underwriting and how it can affect you. More>>

“There’s no crying in baseball!” and 99 Other Unforgettable Movie Quotes

17 Sep

100 greatest movie quotes from 100 years of film.

Notable movie lines become part of the cultural lexicon, working their way into pop culture, parodies, and—in the digital age—circulating as gifs and memes. Read on to see how many of the quotes from the top 100 you already know by heart. More>>

Pandemic Plusses

16 Sep

Guest contributor: Brian Bock, is a senior vice president, external sales, Financial Institution Channel at Crump Life Insurance Services.

In an industry dominated by face-to-face meetings, we examined how top performers adapted to pandemic work and identified best practices.

Not surprising, most thrived with one foot in traditional and the other in virtual. While our findings aren’t new, execution and commitment to them can guide financial professionals navigating challenging times. More>>

Life Insurance Awareness Month 2021

15 Sep

Life Happens created and coordinates the Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM) campaign every September. This year, Life Happens is collaborating with singer, songwriter, producer and humanitarian Kelly Rowland for LIAM. By partnering with Life Happens as LIAM spokesperson, Kelly wants to help Americans get the knowledge they need to take-action with life insurance through this year’s theme: With life insurance, I’ve got you. Crump Life Insurance Services supports Life Happens and its mission to educate consumers. Check out these turnkey marketing resources to help make it easy to get your campaign off the ground … even if you think you don’t have the time! More>>

Life Insurance Awareness Month is Here: Kelly Rowland & Life Happens Urge You to Talk About Life Insurance

13 Sep

Life Happens launched its annual Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM) campaign with four-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, humanitarian and mother Kelly Rowland. While known for her musical contributions both through her solo career and in Destiny’s Child, off the stage, Kelly has the important role of mother to her two sons, Titan and Noah.

Like any parent, Kelly does everything she can to protect those she loves, including safeguarding her family’s financial future with life insurance. Here’s what she had to say when asked about what having life insurance meant for her and her family. More>>

Things in Your Home to Get Rid of (Yes, It’s Time)

10 Sep

Even though you might be a well-organized person, it’s so easy for clutter to take control of your home (time to review our decluttering tips?). Holding on to huge piles of old magazines, defective electronics, and unwanted clothing not only leads to stress — it can also take up the space you really need for the things that matter most to you.

If you’re finally ready to start organizing your space, we have you covered. Setting aside just a few hours to unload the items you no longer need can bring you the sense of calm and relief you’ve likely been craving. More>>

The Impact of Genetic Testing on Life Insurance Coverage

8 Sep

Guest contributor: Adrienne Wilson, FALU, ACS, FLMI, CLU, ChFC, is an underwriting consultant at Crump Life Insurance Services.

Our society’s ever-increasing emphasis on healthy living and longevity has rapidly sparked an interest in direct-to-consumer genetic testing kits such as 23andMe and Ancestry. Also, recent scientific breakthroughs have encouraged the use of genetic testing in the medical field, especially in the treatment of patients who may have an increased genetic predisposition to certain diseases.

While knowledge is power, and these new technologies may ultimately assist physicians in minimizing their patients’ future risk of developing certain ailments, there are also drawbacks to genetic testing that may not be readily apparent. More>>

Kelly Rowland Shares Her Life Insurance “Why”

6 Sep

You may know Kelly Rowland as an award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and humanitarian. But she’s also a mom to two young boys, and this September, she’ll join us as the spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM), coordinated by Life Happens, to share the important message that life insurance is her way of saying to her sons, “I love you. I’ve got you, and I’m seeing to your future no matter what.”

Life Insurance Is About Protecting the Ones You Love. More>>