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Guide to Life Insurance and Adoption

Guide to Life Insurance and Adoption

The main priority when purchasing life insurance is to ensure financial protection for your family and loved ones. In the event that something happens to you, you’ll want to be certain that any financial burden is taken care of. Whether you’re seeking to grow your...

How Your Job Can Affect Your Life Insurance Rates

How Your Job Can Affect Your Life Insurance Rates

There are several factors that affect life insurance premiums, such as driving history, hobbies, finances, and criminal record. The underwriting process evaluates the risk of insuring you based on both your initial life insurance application and a medical exam. In...

Life Insurance for Felons

Life Insurance for Felons

Questions we sometimes hear about life insurance policies in relation to criminal records and convictions are:  If you have a criminal record, can you buy life insurance? How do you apply for life insurance if you’re a convicted felon? Can you still get...

Life Insurance Articles

Guide to Life Insurance and Adoption

Guide to Life Insurance and Adoption

The main priority when purchasing life insurance is to ensure financial protection for your family and loved ones. In the event that something happens to you, you’ll want to be certain that any financial burden is taken care of. Whether you’re seeking to grow your...

How Your Job Can Affect Your Life Insurance Rates

How Your Job Can Affect Your Life Insurance Rates

There are several factors that affect life insurance premiums, such as driving history, hobbies, finances, and criminal record. The underwriting process evaluates the risk of insuring you based on both your initial life insurance application and a medical exam. In...

Life Insurance for Felons

Life Insurance for Felons

Questions we sometimes hear about life insurance policies in relation to criminal records and convictions are:  If you have a criminal record, can you buy life insurance? How do you apply for life insurance if you’re a convicted felon? Can you still get...

Term Life Insurance Articles

Life Insurance for Recovering Alcoholics & Substance Abuse Addicts

Life Insurance for Recovering Alcoholics & Substance Abuse Addicts

Protecting your legacy and your wealth, planning for retirement, and shielding your family from financial hardship are all priorities for most Americans. But if you’re one of the estimated 19.7 million Americans who have struggled with drugs and alcohol* and are now...

Best Life Insurance for Spouses

Best Life Insurance for Spouses

There are a lot of major life changes that come with getting married, from setting up your new household and family to establishing a financial plan. An important component of establishing your financial future should be obtaining enough life insurance coverage for...

Best Life Insurance for Young Adults

Best Life Insurance for Young Adults

Often the last thing on your mind as a young adult is purchasing life insurance. Whether you’re focused on paying off student loans or setting up your 401K, you may not see a reason to add another expense. However, purchasing a life insurance policy as a young adult...

Final Expense Articles

Average Funeral Cost in 2021

Average Funeral Cost in 2021

Like most everything else, funeral prices have increased with inflation. And while prices for funeral and burial services may vary depending on several factors, one common theme is that families are ill-equipped to bear the burden of those costs on their own. That’s...

End of Life Planning Checklist: Final Expense and More

End of Life Planning Checklist: Final Expense and More

It can be overwhelming thinking about end of life decisions and it’s hard to even know where to begin. When we don’t formalize these plans, it can often leave an unintentional burden on our loved ones. In order to make sure your family isn’t left making tough...

What happens to debt when you die?

What happens to debt when you die?

The unfortunate reality is that your financial struggles, such as credit card debt, outstanding medical bills, or your mortgage typically don’t go away when you pass away. They will instead—most likely—become the responsibility of your beneficiaries and estate. The...

Permanent Life Insurance Articles

Cash Value vs. Surrender Value: What’s the difference?

Cash Value vs. Surrender Value: What’s the difference?

There are many terms you’ll come across when shopping for life insurance. For example, if you’re exploring permanent life insurance or whole life insurance options, you’ll likely see the terms ‘cash value’ and ‘surrender value.’ Here’s what you need to know about cash...

What is a life insurance retirement plan (LIRP)?

What is a life insurance retirement plan (LIRP)?

A life insurance retirement plan—or a LIRP—is when you use the cash value of a permanent life insurance policy to supplement your retirement savings. The primary purpose of life insurance is to ensure your loved ones are financially supported once you’re gone, but the...

5 Questions to Ask When Considering Whole Life Insurance

5 Questions to Ask When Considering Whole Life Insurance

When shopping for life insurance, there’s a chance you’ll consider both term and whole life insurance policies. While term life insurance is often the more affordable option, whole life insurance can give you a set amount of coverage—determined by you—for as long as...

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