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Can I Still Get Life Insurance if I Use Marijuana?

What Is Breach of Utmost Good Faith?

By Byron Udell | April 17, 2015

Can partaking in smoking pot prevent you from getting life insurance? The answer about marijuana life insurance might surprise you. I never thought I’d be writing a blog post like this, but with the “holiday” (April 20th, or 4/20) approaching, it makes sense to talk about how smoking marijuana can and will affect your life…

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How Should I Spend My Tax Refund?

Should I pay for my life insurance by credit card?

By Byron Udell | April 14, 2015

Thinking about what to do with that tax refund? Here’s a nifty idea: Get life insurance. Here’s 4 good reasons why. For many people, tax refund time is kind of like Christmas in the spring – only you don’t have to hang all the decorations!  When you get an extra check in the mail, it’s…

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The Motley Fool Asks: “Are You Ready For Retirement?”

Are you ready for retirement?

By Byron Udell | April 10, 2015

Jason Hall of The Motley Fool has recently written an insightful article on how to properly prepare for retirement. Life insurance is a definite part of the package. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I think The Motley Fool really gets it right when it comes to doling out personal finance…

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Is There a Health Insurance Problem in This Country?

Is there a health insurance problem in this country?

By Byron Udell | February 13, 2015

The health insurance problem in this country is getting better, but it’s still a problem. Open enrollment for health coverage ends on Sunday.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at how our country is faring when it comes to health insurance. According to statistics recorded by Gallup.com, 14.6% of American’s didn’t have health…

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Should You Buy Long Term Care Insurance?

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By Byron Udell | November 25, 2014

November is Long Term Care Awareness Month. Do you need long term care insurance? To find out, read this fascinating and informative article. In September, I wrote a post about long-term care (LTC) because I was sourced in a USA Today piece on the topic.  I barely scratched the surface, though. Now we’re in November,…

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If You Have Breast Cancer, Can You Still Get Life Insurance?

By Byron Udell | October 27, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in eight women will develop breast cancer. But can you get life insurance if you’ve have or had breast cancer? Is there such a thing as breast cancer life insurance options? The answers may surprise you. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  There’s pink all over—in NFL games;…

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Are Annuities a Good Investment Option for Seniors?

Want to learn more about buying disability insurance options?

By Byron Udell | February 28, 2013

If you’re a retiree or planning to retire soon, are annuities a good investment for your retirement portfolio? An annuity is a financial product that accepts payments (either a lump sum that accrues interest over time or payments in installments or premiums that will also accrue interest over time) and upon annuitization, will make a…

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Do You Know What Your Homeowners Insurance Covers?

A Life Insurance Family Survivor Guide can help those left behind.

By Byron Udell | February 15, 2011

If you don’t know what your homeowners insurance covers and what it doesn’t, you should find out BEFORE something happens, not after. The dangerous and costly winter weather this year, especially in the Midwest where AccuQuote’s Wheeling, IL office is located, has made many owners wonder exactly what is covered in their homeowners insurance policy –…

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Is My AIG (American General) Life Insurance Safe?

What Is Breach of Utmost Good Faith?

By Byron Udell | September 15, 2008

AIG has been in the news a lot recently. If you have an American General (part of AIG) policy, should you be concerned? For answers, read on. If you hold a life insurance policy from American General (an AIG subsidiary) and you’ve been paying attention to the news, it’s completely understandable as to why you…

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Variable Annuity Plan – Is There a Catch?

Want a No Medical - Term Life Insurance exam policy?

By Byron Udell | June 21, 2006

What’s a Variable Annuity Plan and is one right for you? Read on and find out. Twice in the last 6 months, I’ve been asked to evaluate and comment on a variable annuity currently being offered by AXA Equitable.  The story many consumers are hearing from their sales force is that, regardless whether or not…

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