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Living with HeART: Amanda and The Protean Effect

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 LIMRA1. Life insurance isn’t always something we love to think about, but it often makes a world of difference, as it did for Amanda and her family.

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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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Obtaining a VA Loan in the Current Housing Market

If you serve or have served in the military and are considering buying a home with your VA home loan, you probably have a lot of questions. The homebuying process can be difficult enough to navigate without adding the VA loan to the mix, but if you know the basics and work with a knowledgeable loan officer, buying a home could be a breeze.

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Back to Basics with Life Insurance

Life insurance should be a part of everyone's financial plan. Whether you are young and healthy or more seasoned with a family, life insurance offers peace of mind and protection for your loved ones. While it may not be comfortable to think about our inevitable death, as the old saying goes, the only thing certain about life is death and taxes!

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Find a Wealth Advisor Your Whole Family Trusts

While not a subject we like to talk about, we all will die at some point, and we must plan accordingly. With regard to our finances, that planning means finding a wealth advisor who works for your entire family, so that when one spouse dies, the widow/widower and remaining family members know where they stand and are still on track to reach the family's financial goals.

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When Should You Review Your Life Insurance Coverage?

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. There are many misconceptions about life insurance, with cost being one of the biggest. However, another common misconception about life insurance that many people have is that it is a "get it and forget it" purchase.

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8 Things that are More Expensive Than a Life Insurance Policy

You probably spend a lot of time worrying about your family; am I right? You worry about their safety—at home and in their vehicles. You worry about your children's nutritional intake, health, future or present college expenses, and a myriad of other things. But, if you're not spending even a fragment of that time worrying about how your family would be impacted by your untimely death—no matter how uncomfortable it is—you are doing them a disservice.

Most people don't like to think about their death; it's unpleasant, but sweeping it under the rug will only hurt your left-behind loved ones if the worst happens. Unfortunately, this is the reality of many Americans today.

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5 Ways to Get Real About Money in Your 30s

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In less than a month, I’m turning the big 3-0. I have always believed that age really is just a number, so naturally, I don’t have any particular anxiety or fear about hitting this birthday milestone. (Okay, let me rephrase that—I’m really trying not to have any angst about it.) What I do have though, is a better picture of what I want my financial future to look like. 

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Protect Your Bling This Valentine's Day

Do you feel it? Love is in the air! Happy Valentine's Day, friends! It's no secret that jewelry sales increase during the season of love, and if you were one of the lucky recipients (or givers) of a new piece of bling, there are a few things you can—and should—do to ensure that your new jewelry keeps its sparkle and shine. Whether an engagement ring (congratulations!), an anniversary present, or an inherited family heirloom, it's important that you make a concerted effort to protect and insure those precious stones. 

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Protect Your Asset Accumulation with Life Insurance

Many Americans work the majority of their life toward securing a high value of asset accumulation. They often set specific goals for specific pools of money to fund different initiatives, with the intention to use it for their future, their children's future, or to leave behind a legacy.  

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