Taxes and Life Insurance

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin Which life event drove you to buy life insurance? Marriage? First kid? Fourth kid? Losing your own parent? For me, it was “all of the above.” In addition to taking some time to think about how to name the […]

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How to Avoid Unclaimed Life Insurance Policies

So what life event drove you to buy life insurance? Marriage? First kid? Fourth kid? Losing your own parent? For me it was “all of the above.” My husband and I celebrated the birth of each of our children by buying more life insurance. He likes to joke that we are worth more dead than […]

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Naming a Beneficiary for Your Life Insurance Policy

You know – I’ve got friends of mine who live and die by the actuarial tables and I say “Hey. It’s all one big crapshoot anywho.” Groundhog Day Do you remember the character Ned Ryerson from the 1993 movie Groundhog Day? He is the annoying former high school classmate-turned-insurance-salesman who badgers Bill Murray’s character Phil […]

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