Using the Power of Belief to Supercharge Your Dreams

May 23, 2018

By Vijay Eswaran Dreaming is the single most important aspect of success. The minute you stop dreaming, you stop living. The moment you stop dreaming about who you want to be, what you want to do and what you should be is the moment you find yourself at a standstill. You may not realize it, but that is also the moment you start sliding backward. There is a popular saying that happiness has three grand essentials: Something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for. While I am ...

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month!

May 23, 2018

By Ayo Mseka It is May and time to take part in Disability Insurance Awareness Month (DIAM), the marketing campaign Life Happens created and coordinates each year to spread the word about DI insurance and its role in protecting the financial assets of American consumers. Use this campaign to talk to your clients about the importance of DI insurance and help them get the coverage they need. To start you on your way, Life Happens has developed a wide array of DI insurance resources that ...

Reaching Different Generations

May 23, 2018

American International Group, Inc. recently shared 12 tips that will come in handy as you try to work with different generations of consumers. The company also announced the launch of Generation Station, a new online tool to help financial professionals pinpoint, in mere seconds, potential types of life insurance solutions based on a client's age, gender, and a few other attributes. The tool and related resources are currently available at www.aig.com/GenerationMatters .   "According to ...

Only 7 in 10 Advisors Have Addressed HSAs with Their Clients

April 13, 2018

By LIMRA A joint report by the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute and Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) recently found that only 51 percent of Americans believe they are knowledgeable about Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). The study surveyed consumers, financial advisors, asset managers, and employers to get a complete understanding of the HSA market and how this product is being used. The survey results indicate there is much to be done to educate consumers, advisors and employers to...

April Is National Financial Literacy Month!

April 13, 2018

By Ayo Mseka   Given that risk and uncertainty are inherent in most financial decision-making, low knowledge levels on this topic have implications for Americans' financial well-being. April is National Financial Literacy Month--the perfect time for you to explain to your clients the importance of establishing and maintaining healthy financial habits. Doing so will help them manage their finances more effectively, and hopefully, save enough money to buy your products and services. ...