Life Insurance

  • Mom’s Annual Worth Rises Above $65,000: Too Much or Not Enough? Mom’s Annual Worth Rises Above $65,000: Too Much or Not Enough?

    How to properly value this often under-valued asset

    The annual value of a mother’s work has risen more than $5,000 in the last two years, according to the Insure.com 2015 Mother’s Day Index read more
  • Low Mortgage Rates Boost Refinance Activity in the First Quarter Low Mortgage Rates Boost Refinance Activity in the First Quarter

    Refinance activity accounted for 63% of all originations

    Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its quarterly refinance analysis for the first quarter of this year, showing that borrowers took advantage of better than expected mortgage rates to lower their monthly mortgage payment and shorten their loan term as refinance activity accounted for 63 percent of all single-family originations. read more
  • The Salesperson’s Handbook The Salesperson’s Handbook

    Five Common Sales Obstacles and How to Overcome Them

    by Paul Cherry

    Lucy was a brand new salesperson who wanted to make a big impression. She did everything she could think of to establish relationships with prospects and wow them with her proposals. read more
  • How To Profit In Real Estate Without  Flipping, Renting Or Beating Bubbles How To Profit In Real Estate Without Flipping, Renting Or Beating Bubbles

    Investment Banker Advocates For Lost Art Of The ‘Second Oldest Profession In The World’

    Most people believe that making a profit in real estate means buying and selling at the right time, or renting their property and profiting over the long term... read more
  • MetLife’s Living Will Battle MetLife’s Living Will Battle

    Inside the world of the 'systemically important'

     by Timothy Bernstein, Analyst, and Ron D'Vari, CEO, NewOak

    On March 26, regulators from the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) voted to grant insurance giant MetLife a six-month extension to submit a resolution and recovery plan (commonly known as a “living will”) that outlines the firm’s strategy to ensure that its potential failure does not cause broader damage to the economy. read more
  • The Evolution of Critical Illness The Evolution of Critical Illness

    Keeping pace with medical advancements

    by Julie Pohjola

    When most people think about critical illness insurance, they think of individuals who have been diagnosed with a serious condition. After all, that’s why critical illness insurance was developed to begin with, initially. read more
  • Risky Business: Phishing and Smishing Attacks Risky Business: Phishing and Smishing Attacks

    Online-Invasion, usually through e-mail and text, can actually be easy to detect

    Phishing and smishing (text message phishing) attacks are pummeling email accounts worldwide, and it's foolish to believe that all are as transparent as the Nigerian prince scam (which continues to bear fruit, by the way, in old and new forms). read more
  • Americans Aspire to be More Financially Responsible… Americans Aspire to be More Financially Responsible…

    ...But fall way short on follow-through;
    People's intentions don't match their actions 

    A deep disconnect exists between what Americans know they should do financially and what they actually end up doing, according to the 2015 Northwestern Mutual Planning & Progress Study. read more
  • Life Insurers Follow Multiple Paths to Pursue Sales Life Insurers Follow Multiple Paths to Pursue Sales

    After a 2009 decline, sales are rising, though at a very slow rate

    This episode of A.M.BestTV examines the continuing flat sales that life insurers are encountering and what new distribution channels they are pursuing to entice consumers. read more
  • Identifying and Preventing Elder Financial Abuse Identifying and Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

    Allianz Life Study Finds Third-Party Resources Underutilized;
    Despite Significant Financial Impact, Many Elders Face the Problem Alone

    With an average loss to victims of about $30,000, elder financial abuse is a significant threat facing today’s seniors. read more
  • A Message to Millennials: Keep Up the Great Work! A Message to Millennials: Keep Up the Great Work!

    New Online Resources for Kids, Millennials Are Helping Them Get Ahead in the Financial World

    April is Financial Literacy Month and the week of April 18-25 is "Money Smart Week," created to encourage Americans to improve their financial lives. read more
  • TXTNG KILLS: Allstate Takes A Reality Ride TXTNG KILLS: Allstate Takes A Reality Ride

    'Reality Rides' Simulator Races Across America To Help Save Lives

    More than 3,000 lives are lost and 400,000 people are injured as a result of distracted driving each year.1 Allstate is helping to prevent these avoidable tragedies by launching a national tour with the company’s Reality Rides distracted driving simulator this month. read more