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Are Annuities a Good Investment?

Opinions about investment products are a lot like noses: everyone has one. Of all the financial investments available in the marketplace, annuities probably cause more debate than any other. The reason such a vast divide exists is likely due to a combination of two things: a misunderstanding of their true purpose and the creation of […]

How Does Inflation Affect Life Insurance?

Supply and demand drive our economy. But when these two variables become misaligned, something must give. Inflation will likely follow if the supply of money increases too fast or a particular good or service becomes scarce. And when inflation creates significant increases in prices, owners of life insurance policies should notice. What is Inflation? We […]

Know the Benefits of Walking

We know exercise is inherently good for us. But you don’t have to be a professional bodybuilder or Olympic athlete to reap the benefits of exercise. According to the U.S. Department of Health, we should target 150 minutes of moderate-intensity weekly workouts. Fortunately, this includes walking! 7 Health Benefits of Walking Cardiovascular activities like walking […]

Do Brain Food Supplements Really Work?

Humans are living longer. Life expectancy reached nearly 79 years old in 2014. This represents a 13% increase from 1959, when US citizens were expected to live 69.9 years. The health supplement industry is capitalizing on this trend by offering pills and products promising increased brain health. But do brain food supplements really work? More […]

Using Life Insurance in Estate Planning

Estate planning is essential to ensure your wishes are met after your passing. For many individuals, the process is relatively simple. Using beneficiary designations, creating jointly owned accounts and assets, and a simple will may very well be enough. However, there are instances where all the planning in the world will leave gaps in what […]

Ways You Can Spend Less on Gas

Increasing gas prices affect everyone. The impact is especially significant for families whose livelihoods are dependent on driving to and from work. Although we may not see gas prices drop anytime soon, here are a few ways to help spend less on gas. Coupons – They may be hard to find, but coupons do exist. […]

Is Your Retirement Income Keeping Pace with Inflation?

The financial wisdom of famed New York Yankees baseball catcher Yogi Berra may have summed up inflation best when he opined, “A dime ain’t worth a nickel anymore.” Inflation is the silent villain of retirement accounts. During normal times, the rising cost of living slowly creeps along. It erodes savings that don’t benefit from growth […]

What Are Alternatives if LTC isn’t Right for You?

Almost 70% of Americans aged 65 or older will require long-term care. This type of care includes non-medical services such as bathing, dressing, eating, and mobility. However, the cost of long-term care (LTC) insurance has been rising by double digits year after year, putting the coverage out of reach for many individuals. We offer six […]

4 Tips for a Less Stressful Summer

Summer is the perfect time to look inward and establish new, healthy, stress-reducing habits

6 Factors Impacting Homeowners Insurance Costs

Your homeowner’s insurance premium is impacted by several factors. We reveal the top six.

Veteran and Medicare Benefits Work Together

Although VA health and Medicare are separate programs, there are reasons to consider taking advantage of both benefits.

What are the Safest States From Natural Disasters?

Do you live in a natural disaster-prone state and want to move to a place that is safer? Here are your top 5 choices.

How to Protect Your Home from Wildfires

Millions of homes are within just a mile of the next wildfire. Are you prepared?

How to Choose an In-Home Care Provider for Your Loved One in 5 Steps

Choosing an in-home care provider can be a daunting task. But as the right questions and you will provide peace of mind you’ve made the right choice.

7 Myths About Your Back Pain

Back pain affects 80% of Americans. While there are many successful treatments, there are even more myths about back pain.