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Peg Ogonowski – “When the Unthinkable Happens”

By Byron Udell | March 29, 2016

How do you conceive of the inconceivable? It might seem like an abstract question, but it wasn’t abstract to Peg Ogonowski on September 11, 2001. On that day, Peg’s husband, John, was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 11, which at the time was en route from Boston to Los Angeles. Fifteen minutes into the…

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Life Happens – Amy McNeely

By Byron Udell | March 22, 2016

Amy McNeely – “Protection is Paramount” Sam McNeely was a big man with a big heart. Everybody loved him. His wife, Amy, fell in love with him because of his kindness and playful sense of humor. Sam had a great job, with good benefits, including life insurance. But was that life insurance going to be…

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Life Happens – Jason Sherman’s Story

By Byron Udell | March 13, 2016

Jason Sherman – “You Need to Be Prepared” Jason and Nicole Sherman had the perfect marriage. They had two great kids. Jason had a super sales job and Nicole ran her own in-home daycare. Things couldn’t better. Until they weren’t. On a cold, dark night, Jason and Nicole were driving home on a pitch-black stretch…

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Life Happens – Hannah Schwartz’s Story

By Byron Udell | March 5, 2016

Hannah Schwartz – “When Life Hands You Lemons” As the John Lennon song goes, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Sometimes the things in life we worry about the most end up not amounting to a hill of beans. Conversely, there are things that are not on our radar…

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Cal Has a Lot to Be Thankful for. What About You?

By Byron Udell | November 24, 2014

Calvin Lampert purchased life insurance from AccuQuote in 2006.  In 2012, we reached out to Cal– his needs had changed and he realized he needed another $350,000 term policy. Two months prior to our call in 2012, Cal had a physical exam that showed he was in perfect health.  However, the insurance company would not approve…

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Sharing My Passion – It’s What I Was Born to Do

By Byron Udell | April 24, 2014

As I mentioned in a feature in the Chicago Tribune on April 7, “Nothing does what life insurance does  – there’s no other product that can deliver millions of dollars for a few dollars a day…”  That’s the beauty of life insurance –it isn’t a commodity but a lifetime of security. We need life insurance for…

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Melina Ahmadpour Shares Her Story with AccuQuote

By Byron Udell | April 10, 2014

The truth about life insurance doesn’t hit home in a better way than with a real life story. Melina’s story is just that, and it’s apoignant reminder for all of just what a difference life insurance could make. Melina Ahmadpour visited AccuQuote recently (watch her video here). Her story is as heartwarming as it is inspirational,…

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