10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Halloween

30 Oct

HalloweenHalloween is a celebration of all things spooky, and in the United States it’s surrounded by a few odd traditions like trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving. Here are a few interesting facts about how some of today’s practices got started as well as other fun tidbits about the unique holiday. More >>

InsureNOW – Updated with Exclusive Features

28 Oct

102815InsureNOWWe’ve been busy upgrading InsureNOW, Crump’s online transaction center designed to accelerate your insurance business processing…giving you more time to sell. Join us for a live demo and experience the new features added to InsureNOW including warm transfers, simplified issue, a needs analysis calculator, our marketing blog, and an improved AppNOW Full-Service customer experience. Register here.

Of Course You Don’t Need Life Insurance!

26 Oct

EstateMost of us take more time planning our vacations than our financial futures. That’s why we decided that a quick chat with a top financial advisor might do us all some good. We spoke with Sarah Kaelberer, CFP, ChFC, who is a partner and President of Business & Estate Advisers Inc. in the Minneapolis area. She led us through some common misconceptions about life insurance and who actually has an “estate.” More >>

Want To Develop Your Kid’s Financial Brain? Use This Board Game

23 Oct

boardgameI wanted to remind everyone about a simple yet very effective financial literacy tool: Monopoly.
There are few better lessons in life than on-the-job training. Monopoly is a great tool to simulate financial lessons. I’d recommend that you wait for a rainy day to pull the popular board game out, but when that day comes, you’ll find tons of excitement for children of all ages. More >>

5 Reasons Millennials Aren’t Buying Insurance From Local Agents

21 Oct

millennials_localagentsThe purchasing habits of millennials are difficult to figure out, and as the largest generation in the U.S., your insurance business’ future depends on your ability to reach them. Revealed in a recent study commissioned by Effective Coverage and performed by ORC International, 18-29-year-olds are 50 percent less likely than their parents to purchase from local representatives. More >>

5 Reasons Singles Need Life Insurance, Too

19 Oct

singlewomanLife insurance is something only married people need, right? As with so many personal finance questions, the answer to this one is – it depends. There are several reasons you might want to purchase life insurance even when you’re single, though you may need less coverage than someone who wants to provide for a surviving spouse or children. That’s because there may be other family members or loved ones who could be affected financially in the event of your death. More >>

3 Reasons Why Insurance Agents Struggle with Digital Marketing

14 Oct

agentdigitalmarketingInsurance agents who use and master digital marketing put themselves a step ahead of their competition. Unfortunately, the majority of agents today still do not take advantage of this amazing opportunity. Agents provide a tremendous amount of education to a client in a one-on-one situation, but become paralyzed when it comes to putting the same type of information in writing or video. More >>

An Important Reason to Review Your Life Insurance Beneficiaries

12 Oct

beneficiariesDid you know that it may be possible for your money and assets to be tied up in probate court—a year is not uncommon—if you were to die? That’s why it’s important to review the beneficiaries of your life insurance policies and to verify that they will be paid to a named beneficiary (a person) and not the estate. More >>

10 Crazy Insurance Policies You Didn’t Know Existed

9 Oct

twinsMost people think they’ve got their insurance bases covered once they’ve bought the basics like health, auto, home, and life. Little do they know there’s a whole world of crazy insurance policies out there that can protect against just about any imaginable misfortune. More >>