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Category: Inside The Industry

What you need to know about the life insurance marketplace and products. My humble commentary on political, legal, and economic trends that affect the industry.

Are ATMs Bringing the “Future of Money” to a Mall Near You?

You have probably heard of Bitcoin, an ingenius new “crypto-currency” based on the work of the mysterious “Satoshi Nakamoto.” Bitcoin evangelists and critics alike abound – some say it is the future of inflation-free money, others say it is far…
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Should I Buy Life Insurance For My Cat?

Estate planning for pets is a big field now. The majority of American homes have one. Attorney Rachel Hirschfeld points out that pets are property, so their care becomes an issue if the owner predeceases them. This is especially true…
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The Basics of Premium Financing

The Basics of Premium Financing

What Is Premium Financing? Premium financing is basically just borrowing money to pay life insurance premiums. High-net-worth individuals and companies…
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Listen to My Radio Show Interview!

Listen to my recent interview on the WGSN-DB Business Showcase Show! The show’s host, Cece Shatz and I discuss life insurance, review unusual scenarios, and answer your most pressing questions about all things insurance. Listen to the recording now here!
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The Seven Don’ts of Buying Life Insurance

Believe it or not, buying life insurance can be a satisfying experience. Like anything else, you just need to know what you’re doing. A lot of it comes down to avoiding the pitfalls that give many people frustration and aggravation.…
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What Does the New 9/11 Museum Mean to You?

My life insurance brokerage has many clients who were effected by the 9/11 attack. Today, thirteen years later, they are still facing a number of medical and psychological challenges. These include post dramatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and respiratory elements.…
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Insurance Fraud Doesn’t Pay

Do you remember the Dick Tracy slogan? It was Crime Doesn’t Pay! You know that the long arm of the law will catch the bad guys. Okay…it was just a comic strip. But you know what it meant. Criminals should not…
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Government By Prison Gang

We hear so much about prison gangs. The brutality. The violence. Why would anybody join them? Is it simply because prison life turns you into a savage? On the contrary… Once you hear the deeper issues involved, you will see that…
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You Really Need A Financial Team

Doesn’t life insurance drive you crazy? Underwriting is hard enough… All the medical questions… All the personal questions… And on and on and on. But then you have all the legal and financial stuff. Who should be the owner? Who…
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Did You Pick the Wrong Beneficiary?

The selection of your life insurance beneficiary often seems like a simple decision. Your spouse… Your kids… Your business… Your favorite charity… They’re all easy choices. So most people just go ahead and write them in on the application. But…
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