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Byron’s Book Club – “Whole”

Byron Udell discusses the 2013 best seller,

By Byron Udell | July 20, 2017

In this latest edition of Byron’s Book Club, Byron Udell, Founder and CEO of AccuQuote, reviews “Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition” by T. Colin Campbell, PhD. The books that have left the deepest impression on me are the ones that challenge or change my perceptions in a fundamental way. One such book is Whole:…

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Why Aren’t Americans Buying Life Insurance?

Why aren't Americans buying life insurance?

By Byron Udell | July 12, 2017

Believe it or not, most Americans are either underinsured or don’t have any life insurance at all. There are several reasons for this. To find out more, read on. A recent article revealed that many Americans don’t own life insurance. According to the survey (in which 1,001 U.S. adults participated), 37 percent of those who…

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Life Insurance – Why Millennials Are Not Into You

Why Millennials are not into life insurance.

By Byron Udell | July 12, 2017

Studies show that Millennials are presently not saving enough for retirement. This could be a huge problem down the road. But there is a relatively inexpensive way to start to give your family the financial protection they need – life insurance. Let’s face it. Millennials have a lot on their plate. They’re smart. They’re tech-savvy….

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Life Insurance Riders – Live With Your Policy In Force

Survivorship life insurance can help protect your estate for your kids.

By Byron Udell | July 12, 2017

Most people think that life insurance only benefits those left behind. Not true. There are actually some terrific insurance products that can benefit YOU…the policyholder…while you’re ALIVE. For years, I have been talking about “How to Win the Game of Life Insurance.” The key to winning the game is six little words: “Die with your…

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Is Long Term Care Insurance D.O.A.?

Is Long Term Care Insurance D.O.A.?

By Byron Udell | July 12, 2017

Is Long Term Care insurance on life support? There are new insurance products now available that might offer better long term care benefits than a traditional LTC policy. Did you know that 70 PERCENT of people over age 65 will need long term care? And there’s a 91 PERCENT chance that either you or your…

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Jessica Copley’s Life Lessons AccuQuote Prize-Winning Essay

Meet Jessica Copley, winner of the 2017 Life Lessons Scholarship Program.

By Byron Udell | July 10, 2017

Meet Jessica Copley, our 2017 Life Lessons AccuQuote Scholarship Program winner. Her thoughtful and persuasive essay illustrates why it’s so important to have life insurance. Jessica Copley was one of five semifinalists competing for the 2017 Life Lessons AccuQuote Scholarship Program. Since 2005, the Life Lessons Scholarship Program has provided financial assistance to deserving college-ready…

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Meet 2017 Life Lessons Scholarship Winner – Jessica Copley

Meet Jessica Copley, winner of the 2017 Life Lessons Scholarship Program.

By Byron Udell | July 10, 2017

The votes are in. We finally have a winner of the 2017 Life Lessons AccuQuote Scholarship Program. Congratulations to Jessica Copley and the other Life Lessons semifinalists. The votes have been tallied for our 2017 Life Lessons Scholarship Program event. The contest was a great success and AccuQuote customers helped decide this year’s winner…Jessica Copley….

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Celebrate July 4th Safely – Use Fireworks Responsibly

Celebrate July 4th safely. Use fireworks responsibly.

By Byron Udell | June 16, 2017

On this July 4th, let’s all try to celebrate our freedom from unnecessary injuries due to the potentially hazardous effects of firecrackers. Here are some sensible suggestions for using fireworks safely on Independence Day. Independence Day (July 4th) has been a federal holiday since 1941. This year will be 241st anniversary of celebrating this nation’s…

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Think Social Security Disability Will Be There For You?

Think Social Security Disability will be there for you when you need it?

By Byron Udell | June 12, 2017

The Trump Administration wants to cut over $70 billion out of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) over the next decade. So if you suddenly became disabled, what are the odds that SSDI will still be there when you need it? According to a recent article, the Trump administration is advocating cutting $72 billion out of…

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Should Millennials Be Thinking About Life Insurance?

Why Millennials think about getting life insurance.

By Byron Udell | June 11, 2017

Millennials might think they’re too young to think about getting life insurance. But you know what? You’re NEVER too young to get coverage. To find out why, read on. [Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted on January 23, 2015. The content has been updated and expanded.] I’m by no means a Millennial, but I…

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