Go Where People Are Not Going: Serving the Female Investor

29 Jun

Guest contributor Eileen Shovlin, regional director at Crump Life Insurance Services.

A mentor once told me to “go where people are not going,” and I’ve kept this advice in mind as I work to help financial professionals grow their businesses. Our discussion focused on how to grow your new client business by going where people are not going: serving the female investor. More>>

Help Close the Financial Security Gaps in LGBTQ+ Community

22 Jun

While the LGBTQ+ community has made much progress over the past decade in terms of legal protections, thanks in large part to a few different favorable rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court, when it comes to many measures of financial security LGBTQ+ individuals still lack equality with the general U.S. population. More>>

What Juneteenth Means to Me, as a Black Financial Services Professional

21 Jun
Guest contributor, Jay Wilkerson, is an internal wholesaler at Crump Life Insurance Services.

Now that Juneteenth, also called Freedom Day or Black Independence Day, is a federal holiday, we must celebrate it for what it recognizes: the end of slavery in the United States, and not let it be seen as just another day off work.

To me, the observation of Juneteenth symbolizes the reflection and celebration of our resilience in the face of constant adversity. Although personal freedom is undoubtedly the most basic right, we should strive for a level of financial freedom as it is the ultimate way to protect our families and future generations. More>>

4 Steps to Figuring Out How Much Money a Client Needs to Retire

15 Jun

Retirement can account for one-third or more of your clients’ adult lives, and those years are not cheap. Property taxes rise in tandem with increasing property values. Then there are health care and increasing prescription drug expenditures on top of long-term care expenses.

It’s no surprise that most Americans do not have enough money saved for retirement. Walking your client through these four steps can help them figure out how much to save (and, eventually, how much to withdraw). More>>

3 Ways to Improve Your Cold-Calling Skills

25 May

Guest contributor Brooklynn Slaughter, direct sales representative at Crump Life Insurance Services.

With a shift toward new digital sales techniques and technologies, it’s easy to forget the value of traditional cold calling in building business relationships. Cold calling has been around for years, and in the world of insurance, we continue to lean on this method because it works.

Here are three recommendations to help you achieve cold-calling success. More>>

Recommending FIAs: Start with The Client’s Objective

18 May

Guest contributor Rick Wilson, annuity wholesaler, at Crump Life Insurance Services.

Fixed indexed annuities have become popular financial solutions for advisors to address client goals of safe investment returns and lifetime income. FIAs offer owners the ability to earn higher yields than fixed annuities if the markets perform well, while typically providing some protection against market declines. With the increased popularity of FIAs, insurers have become more creative in some design of FIA features and benefits. More>>

Insurers, Distributors Keep Up Disability Insurance Awareness Fight

11 May

Life Happens and other groups are trying to remind consumers — and insurance agents, and retirement planners — that just about all positive financial decisions depend on a worker’s ability to earn a paycheck.

Life Happens is offering financial professionals and other campaign supporters access to a free package of education support materials, including flyers, brochures and social media-friendly graphics. More>>

5 Things New Physicians Must Know About Individual Disability Insurance

4 May

In the next few months, a new class of medical students will graduate and enter into their residency or fellowship programs.

As they prepare for the beginning of their careers, many establish relationships with a financial advisor to protect the investment of time and money they have made in their education that should eventually reward them with long and lucrative careers.

One way you can help your medical resident clients solidify their financial plan is by offering income protection through individual disability insurance. More>>

4 Life Insurance Marketing Videos that Educate and Inspire Clients

27 Apr

81% of marketers say video has helped them directly increase sales, according to Wyzowl Research. You may not consider yourself a “marketer,” but that’s what Life Happens is here for! We want to share four life insurance marketing videos with you and explain how you can incorporate them into your sales process. More>>