Posts in category "Life insurance"

Life Insurance Awareness Month: Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro’s Story Makes Him 2012 Spokesperson

Life Insurance Awareness Month: Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro’s Story Makes Him 2012 Spokesperson
Why devote a month to life insurance awareness?  As a single father raising kids in Chicago, I've got big plans ahead in my life.  As someone who has dedicated the past 12 years to learning how to win the money game, how I view life insurance has changed since I paid $20 per month for $200,000 of Serviceman's Group Life Insurance (SGLI) while serving in the US Marines...

Life Insurance Movement: Over 58 Million Households Lacking Most Important Protection

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According to research from the Life Foundation, over 58 million households lack one of the most important types of insurance you can have – LIFE INSURANCE. Especially during tough financial times, one of the first things that get eliminated from a monthly budget are items that are viewed as “expenses”. One of my buddies, personal... Read more »

Protect Your Paycheck

One of the first things I learned as a newby in financial planning is  addressing risk.  Throughout our lives, we have grandiose plans of starting a business, investing to create a large portfolio, buying a home or simply (or not!)  getting married and starting a family. For example, in season one of MSN Money’s personal... Read more »
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Life Insurance: You Don't Have to Die Anymore to Benefit

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Do you have to die to reap a return on your life insurance policy?  If you do have a life insurance policy, do you think you are worth more today, dead than alive? Well, I’m not sure how your family would appreciate the answer to the last one but in today’s modern economy, life insurance... Read more »

Life Insurance: Is Term Insurance a Financial Necessity?

How do you know what life insurance does and how important it is?  During this month of September and Life Insurance Awareness Month, I’ve called upon financial professionals (financial advisors and life insurance agents) in the Chicagoland area whom I’ve come to know through networking and conducting financial literacy events to discuss life insurance planning.... Read more »

Life Insurance: Also An Alternative for Your Safe Money

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Do you realize that a possible safe haven for your serious money, may be found in the life insurance industry?  Have your heard people saying, “I know I need to save and invest…but I just don’t want to LOSE anything!” In this video, shot at the studios of Chicago’s WIND 560 AM, I review the... Read more »
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A Growing Financial Crisis to Families Especially in Hard Times

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Do you want to know what can financially handicap families for generations?  No, it’s not planning for retirement or your kid’s college education.  It planning for what happens, Lord forbid, if you are no longer alive to see your family grow. September marks Life Insurance Awareness Month led and coordinated by the non-profit organization, LIFE... Read more »