5 Reasons Why It’s (Super) Smart for Women to Get Life Insurance – or More of It

10 Apr

One of the most harrowing experiences I’ve ever had was during the sixth month of my pregnancy. My husband was out late, hadn’t called, and I was, of course, angry at his thoughtlessness. But this very evening, he had misjudged a bend in a rural, mountain road—and plummeted off the side of it into a ravine, totaling his car.

I was overwhelmed suddenly—even though my husband was going to be fine—with the prospect of managing the future costs of raising a child without him. But there was a catch to this epiphany: I was the breadwinner of the family. If I was worried about losing him, what if he lost me? More >>

Juvenile Life Insurance: The Whys and Hows

20 Mar

As a parent, perhaps you’ve been able to check the critical financial boxes for your family. You’ve established emergency funds, secured life and disability insurance, and are on track with your retirement goals. You may wonder, is there anything else I could be doing to help my children? More >>

3 Ways Life Insurance Can Benefit a Charity You Love

19 Dec

Would you like to make a charitable gift to help organizations or people in need; to support a specific cause; for recognition such as a naming opportunity at a school or university? Perhaps you would do it just for the tax incentives. There are any number of reasons, and life insurance can be one of the most efficient tools to achieve these purposes. So the question becomes, how does this work? More >>

Understanding Life Insurance Ratings

12 Dec

121216ratingsEveryone who applies for life insurance is assessed for coverage. Insurers provide coverage and premium rates in accordance with an applicant’s risk level. To that end, insurance companies typically place applicants in categories relative to their risk which involves their health as well as lifestyle choices. More >>

Our Time of Greatest Need

28 Nov

112816greatestneedI had a great childhood. My mom was the educational director at the local nature center, and I spent a lot of time with her and all the great animals. Everything changed, though, when my mom was diagnosed with liver cancer on my fifth birthday. I started spending a lot of time in hospitals.

On October 26, 2004, I gave my beautiful mother one last hug and she whispered to me, “I will always be proud of you.” I was 6 at the time, and she was just 44. More >>

Here’s What You Need to Know About a Long Term Care Insurance Policy

14 Nov

111416longtermcareSo you’ve made the decision to learn more about long-term care insurance. That’s smart, as neither health insurance nor Medicare would pay for extended long-term care services in the event that you needed them in the future. Plus, there’s about a 70% chance you’ll need some type of long-term care after age 65, according to government stats. And given that the cost of long-term care can quickly deplete your life’s savings, it just makes sense to add it your financial plan. More >>

Racing to Insure: 8 Questions for LIAM’s Danica Patrick

21 Sep

092116danicaOne person with her own compelling story is Danica Patrick, a professional racecar driver that the non-profit organization Life Happens — coordinator of the annual life insurance awareness campaign — appointed as LIAM’s 2016 spokesperson last June. Patrick’s off-the-racetrack mission is to encourage the nearly 100 million Americans who don’t have adequate life insurance to get the coverage they need. More >>