It Wasn’t My Life That Flashed Before My Eyes

26 Dec

I couldn’t imagine a more perfect life for myself other than the life I was currently living.

I had traveled the world as a four-time Olympian. With my soulmate and husband by my side, I marveled at the wonders of life as we raised our three young children to be adventurous, courageous, and strong. I had started a successful career helping others protect their futures.

I couldn’t imagine how much my own life would soon change. More>>

What a Breast Cancer Diagnosis Means for Obtaining Life Insurance

27 Oct

Guest contributor Lisa Arcuria, director, high net worth client support, at Crump Life Insurance Services.

In the U.S., we dedicate the month of October to Breast Cancer Awareness. Breast cancer and other forms of cancer affect many people’s lives each year. In 2022, roughly 1.9 million people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer. An estimated 287,850 women and 2,710 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, which makes it the most common cancer diagnosis. I want to share my personal story and my firsthand experience from the business side on how to secure life insurance for clients who have defeated cancer or who may be potentially genetically predisposed to developing cancer. More>>

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>>

How Life Insurance Might Solve Women’s Estate-Planning Issues

23 Mar

Guest contributor Carma McCallie, JCD,  vice president, advanced sales, Crump Life Insurance Services.

Women are receiving increased recognition for the critical roles they serve in society. This increased recognition leads to greater awareness of women’s financial challenges and the financial industry’s solutions to those challenges. What are some of women’s unique planning challenges that shape their goals? More>>

The Gender Divide

26 May

A MAN AND A WOMAN WALK INTO AN ADVISOR’S OFFICE …

No, it’s not the setup of a well-trodden joke. In fact, the difference in treatment that male and female clients receive is far from humorous.

While many financial advisors claim or even believe they treat all clients equally, regardless of their gender, studies show a significant difference in the way advisors work with men and women. The culprit for this inequitable treatment? Unconscious, or implicit, gender bias. More>>

Why Women Need Life Insurance

8 Mar

Today, women have more financial responsibilities than ever before. How will your family or loved ones manage financially if you die? Whether you are single, married, employed, or a stay-at-home mom, you probably need life insurance. At the very least, life insurance can help pay for the costs of funeral and burial services, estate administration, outstanding debts, estate taxes, and the uninsured expenses of a final illness. More>>