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Life Insurance Can’t Wait Another 20 Pounds

Metal urn at a funeral

By Byron Udell | May 15, 2019

Life insurance is important. Yet, half of Americans have no life insurance. The other half owns a policy, but only about 3x their annual income in death benefit. Bottom line: Folks either have no life insurance or are tragically underinsured.  For someone who owns 3x their salary in life insurance, I often ask them, “When…

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Jason Sherman’s Real Life, Life Insurance Story

Jason Sherman lost his beloved wife in a tragic car accident.

By Byron Udell | March 22, 2019

Jason Sherman lost his wife in a tragic car accident. When the kids were young, his wife, Nicole, urged Jason to get more life insurance. That life insurance was godsend after Nicole’s death. For more, read on. Jason and Nicole Sherman had the perfect marriage. They had two great kids. Jason had a super sales…

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Forrest Wold-McGimsey – Not Enough Time

Black and white image of Forrest Wold-McGimsey sitting in front of forest

By Byron Udell | February 11, 2018

Forrest Wold-McGimsey learned firsthand why both parents need life insurance. To find out more, read on. Life can change in an instant. Things happen. And sometimes not for the better. Like the tragic loss of a parent. And when a mother or father dies before their time, the survivors are in for a world of…

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Life Can Change in a Moment. Get Disability Insurance.

Listen to Travis Guthman talk about disability insurance.

By Byron Udell | August 2, 2017

Life can change in an instant. This is a story about the tragic hazards of driving while texting. It’s also the story of why having disability insurance can be a godsend if you are seriously injured for an extended period of time. Just ask Travis Guthman. [Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published on April…

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Listen to What Danica Patrick Says About Life Insurance

By Byron Udell | August 1, 2017

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. Professional race car driver Danica Patrick knows the importance of life insurance. Shouldn’t YOU? [Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published on October 13, 2016. The content has been updated.] As a professional race car driver, Danica Patrick lives with the unexpected every day. When you make your living…

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Calvin’s Story Says a Lot About the Power of Life Insurance

By Byron Udell | July 31, 2017

Calvin Lampert wanted to buy more life insurance. No biggie, right? Well, his story illustrates quite clearly getting the life insurance you need is so very important. [Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published on November 24, 2014. The content has been updated.] Calvin Lampert purchased life insurance from AccuQuote in 2006.  In 2012, we…

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Life Insurance Prepares Families for Life’s “What Ifs”

Coleen Stokes has a story about why life insurance is so important.

By Byron Udell | June 7, 2017

Summer Stokes was a bright young 22-year old woman with her whole future ahead of her. Thinking about that future prompted her to buy life insurance. Then tragedy struck. Listen to Coleen Stokes talks about her daughter…and why life insurance is so important. Coleen Stokes’ daughter, Summer, was hard-working and very independent. She went to…

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Disability Insurance Saved Valerie King’s Family…Twice

Disability insurance saved Valerie King....twice.

By Byron Udell | April 20, 2017

Emergency room physician Valerie King was not a firm believer in disability insurance. She didn’t think she’d need it…until she did – twice. When Valerie King decided to become an emergency room physician, she wasn’t convinced that purchasing disability insurance (DI) made sense for her. Valerie was certain that she’d always be able to work….

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Life Insurance Keeps Dreams Alive

Listen to Cathy Young tell how life insurance keep dreams alive.

By Byron Udell | April 3, 2017

Scott Young had a dream…to build a business and take care of his family. His life was cut tragically short by a freak accident. His widow, Cathy Young shares how Scott’s life insurance was able to keep his dream alive by providing his family with the financial security they needed. Scott Young and his brother…

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Your Accelerated Death Benefit Can Be a Lifesaver

Using your policy's accelerated death benefit can be a life saver for your family.

By Byron Udell | March 13, 2017

Having access to a policy’s Accelerated Death Benefit and adding a Waiver of Premium rider to your life insurance can help families better cope with a spouse’s terminal illness. Don Wachtel loved to fix and restore things. He was an expert tile craftsman, with a thriving business, and a good provider to his wife, Tonia…

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