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

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. Coleen Stokes’ daughter, Summer, was hard-working and very independent. She went to college full-time and also worked as a waitress. Her goal was to become a…

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Disability Insurance Saved a Family…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

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. But his life insurance was able to keep his dream alive by providing his family with the financial security they needed. Scott Young and his brother David built the largest heating…

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Life Can Change in a Moment. Get Disability Insurance.

By Byron Udell | April 3, 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. Travis Guthman and his wife, Wendy moved back to…

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Accessing Your Accelerated Death Benefit Can Be a Lifesaver

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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Danica Patrick Knows Race Cars and Life Insurance

By Byron Udell | February 24, 2017

Professional NASCAR driver Danica Patrick is competing in this year’s Daytona 500 race. Race car drivers live with risk every day. That’s why Danica is a strong believer in life insurance. Because you never know. This Sunday is the 59th running of the Daytona 500. Professional race car driver Danica Patrick is one of the…

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Life Insurance Helped Dan Keep His Family Together

By Byron Udell | February 8, 2017

Having life insurance helped Dan Claus stay in his home and spend more time with his kids after his wife passed away from cancer. This is his story. When Dan and Peggy Claus found out that an abandoned 100-year old Victorian house was perched right smack in the pathway of a planned highway project, they…

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Life Insurance Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

By Byron Udell | January 24, 2017

To quote from a famous novel from the early seventies: “Love is never having to say you’re sorry.” The same can be said of life insurance. Protecting the future of your family with life insurance is one of the greatest acts of love there is. When you have life insurance, you never have to say…

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Listen to What Danica Patrick Says About Life Insurance

By Byron Udell | October 13, 2016

200 million people know why professional race car driver Danica Patrick thinks life insurance is so important. Shouldn’t YOU? As a professional race car driver, Danica Patrick lives with the unexpected every day. When you make your living driving at speeds of 200 miles an hour, you know that death can potentially lurk around every…

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Forrest Wold-McGimsey – Not Enough Time

By Byron Udell | May 5, 2016

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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