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How Do I Invest a Life Insurance Death Benefit? Part 2

By Byron Udell | January 13, 2016

In Part 1 of this article, I talked about the importance of carefully planning out how you will use any life insurance payout you receive. My first piece of advice was to consider annuitizing the death benefit to generate a guaranteed income for the future. Here are my other two recommendations: Buy Life Insurance! Seems…

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How Do I Invest a Life Insurance Death Benefit? Part 1

By Byron Udell | December 31, 2015

The death of someone you love is one of the most stressful experiences anyone can go through. No amount of money can even come close to replacing a human life, but I’ve seen how financially devastating it is when someone dies without life insurance.  It’s not a pretty picture. It’s critical to figure out the…

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The Ultimate Gift: A Book Recommendation

By Byron Udell | December 11, 2015

As you know from my first book recommendation installment, from time to time I’m so moved by a book that I feel compelled to tell anyone I can about it. Around the office, some call it “Byron’s book club.” The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall is my latest one.   Simply put, it blew me…

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4 Reasons to Think About Buying Life Insurance in Your 20s and 30s

By Byron Udell | December 2, 2015

Life insurance is one of those things a lot of people don’t really want to think about it until they’re “older.” I understand; people don’t want to think about dying, and most young people assume they’ll have time to deal with it later. But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t start thinking about life insurance now….

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Hurting Your Financial Future: Ignore the Hidden Costs of Long Term Care at Your Own Risk

By Byron Udell | November 20, 2015

Here’s an alarming stat: according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 70% of individuals 65 or older will need long term care sooner or later. With numbers like that, EVERYONE is affected in some way. In the words of Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady, “There are only four kinds of people in…

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An Attractive Alternative to Traditional Long Term Care Insurance

By Byron Udell | November 16, 2015

It’s time to think about things you probably don’t want to think about: getting old, wearing diapers, and not being able to take care of ourselves. In other words, we need to discuss—and you need to consider—long term care insurance… and not just because November is Long term Care Awareness Month. Why?  Because according to USA…

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7 Life Insurance Mistakes that Can Cost You Big Time

By Byron Udell | October 29, 2015

How well do you understand life insurance? I’m sure you understand the basic premise: if you have it, your family gets money when you die. If you’ve been reading this blog, watching AccuQuote’s YouTube channel or opening our emails, you’re probably better educated than 90% of your peers. You may be aware of the tips…

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What You NEED to Know About Long Term Care: A Conversation with Rodney Brooks

By Byron Udell | October 23, 2015

By now I’m sure you know that I’m always happy to talk to media about the most important product mankind ever invented (life insurance).  Not only am I willing to give my expert opinion, I also make sure media know that I’m available when and where they want to chat. What absolutely kills me is…

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Women, You Need Life Insurance, Too!

By Byron Udell | October 14, 2015

In a recent blog post, I talked about a frightening statistic that showed how many people do not have life insurance. Well, a recent article by Consumer Affairs focused on one specific part of the population: women. Life insurance ownership is even lower among American women, and despite old-school thinking on the matter, this is…

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Having Fun with LIAM

By Byron Udell | September 30, 2015

It’s the last day of September, which means Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM) is almost over. As you know by now, our commitment to protecting families is NEVER OVER. Let’s have some last minute fun with LIAM! First, a quick quiz:  Who is cooler, Liam Neeson or Liam Gallagher? (Take a minute to think about…

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