A Psychologist’s Secrets to Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick

30 Dec

Research suggests that approximately half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions yet only 8% actually achieve them.

How can you join this elite few? How can you actually follow through on your plan to lose weight, get organized or to spend less and save more? More >>

4 Reasons Why Women Need Life Insurance

28 Dec

Now more than ever, women are redefining their roles at work and at home. Women have more options than ever, from full-time careers outside the home to careers as full-time homemakers with stops nearly everywhere in between.

But while women are achieving unprecedented work-life balance and financial independence and solvency, there seems to be one glaring rift in all too many financial plans. More >>

A Simple Resolution for the New Year

26 Dec

With 2017 already shaping up to be a year full of intrigue and unknowns, what better time than now to pause, take a deep breath and consider a necessary change for next year in the form of a New Year’s resolution – the difference is, this time you must plan to actually stick to it. More >>

10 of the Best Out-of-Office Messages We Could Find

23 Dec

When it comes to the final days before vacation, people tend to fall into one of two camps: 1) those who watch the clock incessantly, and 2) those who are so busy before they leave, they might even forget to put up an out-of-office email message.

If you’re anything like I am, you probably fall into team two. That doesn’t leave a lot of time to get creative. But if you plan ahead, you might be able to craft some hilarity.

Out-of-office messages run the gamut. From funny, to clever, to snarky, we’ve come across some of the best — from Google, and from colleagues. 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 >>

22 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Salesperson in Your Life

16 Dec

121616holidaygiftIt’s the time of year for cookies and eggnog, family and coworker get-togethers … and buying presents for people you know very little about. Did you pick the colleague in your work gift exchange who pulls overnight shifts by himself? Is Uncle Marty bringing his new girlfriend to your holiday party? Giving is not always nicer than receiving.

We can’t help you with everyone on your list (didn’t your second cousin Pete say he liked golf once? A golf tie?). But we do have you covered if you’re shopping for that special salesperson in your life. Any one of these presents is certain to bring a smile to a salesperson’s face. You’re welcome. More >>

10 Tips to Improve Insurance Agency SEO

14 Dec

121416seoEffective insurance agency search engine optimization can help drive traffic to your website, generate inbound leads and increase the health and credibility of your insurance website.

Let’s review these top 10 tips when it comes to improving your insurance agency search engine optimization. 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 >>

3 Tricks for Making Your Good Habits Stick

9 Dec

120916goodhabitsDespite the best of intentions, our motivation to stick to our healthier habits tends to steadily decline with time. New Year’s resolutions fade away by February, diets don’t last beyond a few weeks, and budgets tend to get blown within a month or two of creating them. Resorting back to our old habits can cause us to prematurely abandon our long-term goals. More >>