Life Insurance

  • 5 Common Causes of Prevalent Tax Mistakes
    5 Common Causes of Prevalent Tax Mistakes

    Nearly Half of Us Believe We Overpay

    Whether you’ve filed for an extension on your taxes this year, or have waited until the last minute to complete paperwork, or want a better strategy for the future, chances are you could be doing a better job throughout the year to save on income taxes, says seasoned investment advisor Paul Taylor, a member of the National Ethics Bureau.
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  • Forget the ‘Likes’ – How to Market Effectively Using Today’s Facebook
    Forget the ‘Likes’ – How to Market Effectively Using Today’s Facebook

    3 Ways to Benefit from Paid Ads & Boosted Posts

    It seems nothing changes faster than the big social media platforms -- Facebook, Twitter, Google+. No sooner do marketers figure out how to best promote a product or business than they change the rules!
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  • Navigating The Continuing Foreclosure Crisis
    Navigating The Continuing Foreclosure Crisis

    Simple Strategy Can Help Families Keep Their Homes, Avert Proliferation of ‘Zombie’ Properties’

    Despite the recovering economy, home foreclosures have not abated – in fact, they surged in January. “There’s a lot of distressed debt still being held by the big banks because they can’t just dump it back into the market all at once; they have to slowly release it,” explains Dean Anastos, founder of Apollo Financial Group.
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  • Tempted to Buy Social Media Followers?
    Tempted to Buy Social Media Followers?

    Why Less is More

    by: Marsha Friedman

    If you get spam emails, you’ve probably seen subject lines like this: “Buy followers for cheap!” or Look more legit – Twitter followers $2.99 per 1,000”
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  • Retirement Made Manifest
    Retirement Made Manifest

    How advisor Ryan Coiner plans first for retirees' peace-of-mind; Beckons entrepreneurs to follow

    Ryan Coiner's Dallas-Ft. Worth based financial services firm is founded on the Bible verse Proverbs 10:9, "The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out." Coiner is committed to being a company of true integrity; he's more interested in helping his clients find the right portfolio solutions than pushing products.
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  • Losing an Income: Countdown to Disaster
    Losing an Income: Countdown to Disaster

    More than Half of American Adults Say Loss of Primary Wage Earner Would Have Financial Impact within a Year

    reprinted with permission from the LIMRA's Industry Trends blog.

    This week LIMRA and Life Happens (formerly the LIFE Foundation) released findings from the 2014 Insurance Barometer at the Life Insurance Conference in Chicago. In it consumers were asked how long it would take to feel the financial impact from the loss of a primary wage earner. More than half said they would feel the impact within a year; 47 percent of them in only six months. (see chart)
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  • Advising The Worry Generation
    Advising The Worry Generation

    Millennials, younger Americans continue to show more anxiety about common financial issues than older generations

    Younger Americans, including “millennials” age 25-34, show the highest level of concern across all generations for common financial planning issues, including saving for retirement, paying for a child’s education, and burdening others with final expenses.
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  • Planning, Discipline and Happiness in Retirement
    Planning, Discipline and Happiness in Retirement

    Annual Study explores the attitudes and behaviors of Americans toward financial and planning

    The more discipline an individual brings to financial planning, the more financially secure he or she feels in the present, and the greater likelihood they'll be happy in the future, according to a study released today by Northwestern Mutual.
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  • Higher Financial Learning
    Higher Financial Learning

    Survey of 65,000 College Students Shows Need for High School Financial Literacy Requirement

    The second-year results of Money Matters on Campus, a survey of 65,000 first-year college students across the U.S., show that policy makers, practitioners and educators should encourage more and differentiated financial literacy education components in K-12 environments.
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  • Random Acts of Kindness…
    Random Acts of Kindness…

    'Inspire To Act' challenges what we embrace in business culture, personal lives

    Strategic Vision Publishing (SVP), an innovative publisher of business books and online learning solutions, announces the release of Inspire To Act, a thought provoking new book about the power of Random Acts of Kindness to reshape company culture, bring joy and purpose to the workplace and improve the quality of life for leaders, individuals and families alike.
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  • ING U.S., Inc. Officially Becomes Voya Financial, Inc.
    ING U.S., Inc. Officially Becomes Voya Financial, Inc.

    Remaining legal entities to rebrand in May and September, according to phased plan

    Today marked the debut of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), as the financial services company announced the change of its name from ING U.S., Inc.
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  • Your Practice: Reaching Beyond Self-Help
    Your Practice: Reaching Beyond Self-Help

    It takes the right ideas to drive the right results

    by John Graham

    Americans spend more than $12 billion a year on the nation’s most pervasive addiction. Like other compulsions, we can’t get enough to satisfy our longing. It’s self-help and the seemingly insatiable desire to be more successful.
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