What's scarier...the fact that Halloween is only a week away or facing your next student loan payment? We're guessing it's the latter. Here are some scary student loan facts from our student loan consolidation and refinance partner, SoFi. Remember to use the link to the ABA Insurance Program SoFi page if you're interested in the program. Members get special benefits like a cash back bonus with a funded loan. Read more →

Adopting a pet can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a person’s life. When properly cared for, pets are often regarded among the most loyal and loving of friends to their pet parents. However, just as with raising human children, keeping beloved pets healthy can be a source of stress- particularly when it comes to making sure they eat healthy and nutritious foods (or at least don’t eat unhealthy foods or even inedible objects). This is particularly true for the proud pet parents of dogs or cats, both of which are known for getting into things they should... Read more →

Life is unpredictable, but you and your loved ones can be prepared for the inevitable regardless of the “hows” or “whys”. Life insurance is increasingly important to protect the financial security of dependents, yet there are so many who have little or no coverage. According to the Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA)’s most recent “Facts About Life 2016” study, the number of U.S. households with life insurance has increased by more than five million over the last six years. However, this means that 30% of American households (or 37.5 million homes) still do not have any sort of... Read more →

If a picture says a 1000 words, imagine how many words your smile says about you during a first impression. For many parents, oral health easily falls to the wayside when considering the numerous other responsibilities associated with child rearing. For many adults, the dentist office is only a necessary venture if a mouth-centric problem is detected. However, regardless of age, oral hygiene is an important aspect of a person’s overall health, extending far beyond the dentist’s chair. Poor dental hygiene is directly linked to various health problems in both children and adults. Tooth decay and gum disease are considered... Read more →

Originally published by Life Happens, September 22, 2017, written by Marvin H. Feldman, CLU, ChFC, RFC, President and CEO of Life Happens For the first time ever, more Americans have employer-provided life insurance (108 million) than have individual life insurance coverage (102 million), according to a new LIMRA study. And while that statistic sounds good, it actually hides a few important facts you should understand. There’s more to the stat than meets the eye. When you dig a little deeper into the study, you find that households that have life insurance coverage through their employer is actually down to 46%,... Read more →

5 Reasons Why It's (Super) Smart for Women to Get Life Insurance—or More of It

Originally published by Life Happens, April 7, 2017, written by Helen Mosher One of the most harrowing experiences I’ve ever had was during the sixth month of my pregnancy. My husband was out late, hadn’t called, and I was, of course, angry at his thoughtlessness. But this very evening, he had misjudged a bend in a rural, mountain road—and plummeted off the side of it into a ravine, totaling his car. It was some time before campers found him, unconscious and with a dislocated shoulder, but otherwise uninjured. I was overwhelmed suddenly—even though my husband was going to be fine—with... Read more →