The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in the U.S.

25 Sep

With the glowing golds of aspens and hickories, the burnt orange of sumac, and the vermilions and plums of oaks and maples, the turning of the leaves every autumn is one of nature’s most spectacular displays. Here is a guide to spots in the United States that offer particularly brilliant fall colors. More>>

LIMRA Unplugged: 2020 Life Insurance Awareness Month

23 Sep

In this episode of Unplugged Lite, LIMRA reached out to executives at our member companies to get their perspectives on the importance of life insurance. Conor Murphy, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Brighthouse Financial; Barbara Turner, president and chief operating officer, Ohio National Financial Services; and Dave Wilken, president of the Life Insurance Business, Global Atlantic Financial Group talk about why life insurance matters. Listen to tips from industry leaders on the importance of life insurance and how it can provide security and protection for your clients. More>>

Reality Check: You Can’t Get It When You Need It

21 Sep

Brooke Shields is right—you can’t get life insurance once you need it. This year, Brooke Shields is working with Life Happens to get the word out to the American public that there is no time to wait for people to protect their families with life insurance. Watch Brooke’s video>>

25 Apple Recipes that are Perfect for Fall

18 Sep

If fall recipes are known for two things, those things are pumpkin and apples. The onslaught of apple-themed baked goods (and trips to apple orchards for apple picking) just signify the change of the seasons.

And if flooding your body with all this apple goodness wasn’t enough, they’re a serious weight-loss weapon, too. One Penn State University study found that snacking on an apple pre-meal can reduce overall calorie consumption by 15%! Time to grab a basket and get to the orchard. Read on for healthy apple recipes that’ll keep you slim, trim, and satisfied this fall. More>>

Life Insurance Can Be the Key to Preserving Family Wealth

16 Sep

Guest contributor: Brandi Graver, CLU, is director, advanced sales and Lillian Vogl, JD, CFP, is director, advanced sales at Crump Life Insurance Services

What can people pass on to their loved ones if something were to happen to them suddenly? It depends on the day and, in some cases, the hour. Recent events have many clients concerned about the stability of their wealth, not only for their own benefit, but also for their legacy beneficiaries.

If you have clients who are concerned about what market volatility might mean for their loved ones, life insurance can provide peace of mind that generational wealth won’t get lost in the storms. More>>

Staying Healthy

14 Sep

Brooke Shields returns as the spokesperson for September’s Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM) to emphasize the value of life insurance.

As a successful actor, dedicated mother, and champion of health and fitness, Brooke believes life insurance is an essential part of our overall financial health. As she says in the video, “We need to do everything we can to stay healthy—mind, body …and finances. So take that step now. Get life insurance. And once you do it, it’s done.” View Brooke’s video>>

50 Important Habits Linked to a Longer Life

11 Sep

When you’re in your 20s, the last thing on your mind on a daily basis is often, and unfortunately, your health—at least that was probably the case before the coronavirus pandemic struck. Sure, you brush your teeth every night and shower on a semi-daily basis, but when it comes to working out and eating right—well, you’ll worry about those things when you’re older. However, though many younger folks aren’t all that concerned with how today’s habits might affect them tomorrow, you shouldn’t let yourself be one of those people who doesn’t take their well-being into their own hands—especially in a time when we all need our health in top form. That’s why it’s so important to consider how all the things you’re doing can—and will—have an impact on your health, both now and in the future. With that in mind, here are 50 important habits linked to a longer life that you should consider adopting.  More>>

‘Call It Love Insurance’: Life Insurance Awareness Month 2020 Begins

9 Sep

Too many people think of buying life insurance as something boring that they ought to do, a top financial advisor said Wednesday. The first step toward persuading the uninsured to get covered is “the overcoming of the so-called ‘grudge purchase’ syndrome that public has around life insurance,” Kobus Kleyn tweeted, during a Twitter chat organized by Life Happens. “The public must perceive life insurance as an ‘investment’ into their families.” More>>

The Time for Life Insurance is Now

7 Sep

Actress, model, and mom Brooke Shields is returning as this year’s spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness Month. As we’ve come face-to-face with the reality that the unexpected can happen at any time, her advice rings true: “The time for you to get life insurance is now. It’s an easy step you can take today, from your home. Do it for you. Do it for your family.” Watch Brooke’s video>>

Things You Should Never Clean with Disinfecting Wipes

4 Sep

If you’re lucky enough to find disinfecting wipes these days, you may want to use them on almost everything. But don’t do it — and not just because you won’t want to burn through your precious stash so quickly. On certain surfaces, disinfecting wipes can do a lot more harm than good. Save them for the hard, nonporous surfaces not on this list, manufacturers recommend. More>>