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Living With HeART #LIAM

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, and every year, we make a concerted effort to educate the public about the importance of life insurance. For many Americans, the idea of securing life insurance can be overwhelming, and 86% of uninsured people over-estimate the cost of life insurance by nearly two times according to LIMRA.1

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Top Reasons to Get Life Insurance

Think you don’t need life insurance? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, according to a 2018 study, 4 out of 5 Americans without life insurance believe they don’t need coverage.1 The truth is, you could leave your loved ones at financial risk without a policy in place to protect them if you pass away. Play our game below to discover some of the top reasons to get life insurance.

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6 Must- Do's When Naming Your Life Insurance Beneficiary

Are you one of the 62% of Americans that has life insurance coverage? If you answered 'yes,' congratulations and job well done! You have taken a proactive step in securing the future of your loved ones in the event of your untimely death. Life insurance should be a part of everyone's financial plan.

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The True Costs of Mortgage Refinance

Simply stated, when you refinance your mortgage, you are taking out a new loan that replaces your original mortgage. The new loan pays off your original mortgage and comes with its own loan terms, which will be different from your original loan.

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4 Times You Should Consider Refinancing Your Home

In early August, the rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.75%. According to HousingWire, these low rates put 8.2 million mortgages in the “refi eligible” zone. Essentially, this means that refinancing will likely save money on the mortgage, despite the application and funding costs.

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Rebuilding After a Flood or Hurricane

Floods are the most common natural disaster in the country. According to FEMA, a mere inch of flood water in your home can result in over $27,000 in property damage! Despite this, homeowner’s insurance does not typically cover damages caused by flooding!

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The Top 10 Flood Markets

Floods are the number one natural disaster in the United States,1 and unfortunately, many Americans do not have flood insurance to protect their homes and belongings. The following states have the most homes in the highest flood risk zones.1 Hover over each state to view declared [as defined by The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)] floods and natural disasters that have occurred since 1953.2

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How Much Should You Save in Your 401 (k)?

Being financially prepared for retirement is a top concern for many Americans. With more people living paycheck-to-paycheck and the cost of living and healthcare costs on the rise, many people struggle with saving for the future. To get an idea of the current savings environment, below are a few key points:

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Is Climate Change Increasing the Likelihood of Severe Weather?

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in 2017, it left over 200,000 damaged homes in its wake, and caused $125 billion in total damages. Of the houses and businesses affected by the storm, 80% were located outside of the 100 year flood plain. The vast majority of these property owners did not have flood insurance.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe in the Summer Heat

Sweet, sweet summertime! We love spending time outdoors during this time of year, especially with our furry friends. While you’re enjoying the sunshine, keep a close eye on your pet—the heat may affect your fur baby more than you realize! Here are some tips to make sure your pets are protected from the intense summer sun.

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