Category Archives: Life Insurance

9/11 and Remembering to Plan for Your Family

I have mentioned it in the past, but my brother is FDNY.  He was the second class after 9/11 occurred and was recently promoted to Lieutenant after studying and applying himself like I have never seen before.  It makes 9/11 a reminder that something could happen to him. I recently came across the video below,

How Much Life Insurance Should a Stay at Home Mom Have?

While I doubt there is anyone in today’s world who doesn’t place a value on a stay at home mom or parent, it is shocking how many times I see that the “breadwinner” is the only one with a life insurance policy.  Meanwhile, the housewife, house husband, stay at home mom, stay at home dad, etc.,

How to Pull Yourself Out of Debt Using Your Unneeded Life Insurance Policy

Evan’s Note: I have discussed various uses for life insurance, but came across this topic from a view I am rarely involved with. The uncertainty of the stock market over the past several years has done more than diminish the savings and investments of consumers – it has, in fact, led to a substantial amount

Why Don’t People Audit their Life Insurance?

It seems that everyone who pays close enough attention to their finances audits their auto/homeowner’s insurance as well as compare credit cards to make sure they are getting the *best* deal out there, but no one talks about auditing their life insurance. What Does Auditing One’s Life Insurance Look Like? Just like everyone should know

What is an Insurable Interest?

It just seems almost self evident that if you are applying for life insurance there is probably a reason for it (i.e. a close family member, a business partner, etc.), however, it may not be simple.  Whether it be based on common law or statutory law every State has a different definition for insurable interest.

How Do You Want Your Survivors To Live? Are You Set Up That Way?

I believe that people often forget the real reason for most life insurance policies which is to provide for your family if you were to prematurely pass away.  With that being said, the next question is “how much” do you want to provide? I was talking to The Wife recently about my previous upgrade and