Life Insurance Increasingly Available to Breast Cancer Survivors

30 Oct

In more than 50 years in the insurance business, one of the most interesting developments I’ve seen is the increased availability of life insurance to breast cancer survivors. In the past, purchasing life insurance for anyone that had survived cancer was often fiscally prohibitive, but thanks to substantial advancements in treatment and screening, we’ve seen the number of breast cancer survivors that can obtain life insurance rise significantly. More >>

3 Brands That Are Crushing It For Halloween

27 Oct

The spookiest day of the year approaches, and with it the opportunity to delight customers … or scare the living daylights out of them. Here are a few brands that have figured out how to get creative with ghoulishly grand results. More >>

7 Ways Retirement Planning Changes When You’re Single

23 Oct

It can sometimes feel like everything is created with couples in mind — including retirement planning. When every article, tip, and suggestion for retirement starts with the assumption that you are married, you might be forgiven for assuming that retiring solo is just a matter of cutting retirement planning advice in half. More >>

18 Fun Corporate Team-Building Activities Everyone Will Enjoy

20 Oct

Starting to notice some droopy shoulders around the office? Sounds like it’s time to plan a team outing.

Team outings are a great way to facilitate bonding with your team members, reduce employee stress, and give them the chance to get to know one another outside of the office.

And, you know, they’re really fun. More >>

What Do Millennials Really Want?

18 Oct

It seems like you can’t read a magazine, news article or blog without discussion around “millennials.”

Well, this article is no different, but what is different is I don’t pretend to have all the answers. If there’s one thing I do know, it’s that each of the millennials is unique. Most millennials I know act nothing like the reports I’ve read. More >>

Let My Breast Cancer Story Be a Wake Up Call for You

16 Oct

I was diagnosed with noninvasive breast cancer in the spring of 2009 and it came as a complete surprise. I have no family history and I was 41 at the time—relatively young for a breast cancer diagnosis.

I was scared. As a financial professional, I have often faced such crossroads with clients. Now it was my turn. More >>

The Unbelievable Ways 15 Billionaires Got Their Start

13 Oct

How do the richest of the richest get to where they are? As with all things extreme, their stories don’t always match up with conventional thinking about how to rise in a career. Some came from nothing and worked their way up with incredible savvy. Others simply had a whimsical passion that turned into an unlikely fortune. From the titans of technology to Oprah Winfrey’s media domination, these are the unusual ways famous billionaires struck it rich. More >>

The 5 Phone Techniques Top Reps Are Using to Get Better Results

11 Oct

Modern prospects are bombarded with sales emails and social media selling campaigns. While their telephones once rang off the hook with sales calls, now their email and social networking inboxes are filled to the brim. Simply put, your prospects are no longer inundated with phone calls. What does this mean for you? Modern sellers have a huge opportunity to stand out from the crowd by picking up the phone, dialing your prospects’ numbers, and getting them on the line. More >>