We feel pretty confident that one of the favorite holidays for a lot of adults on Main Streets Across America is Halloween.
My colleague, who grew up in the insurance industry, was a true believer in the value of life insurance. Her husband really wasn’t. John was much older than his wife and was confident that her successful career and investments would take care of her if anything ever happened to him. Don’t misjudge, he loved his family, but he just didn’t see the need for life insurance.
It is stunning to me that annuities have such a bad reputation. Many consumers think of annuities as extremely complex financial vehicles with high fees and inflexible contracts. High profile financial gurus often tell their television viewers or telephone callers that annuity products are offered by shysters and should make you turn and run for the hills.
Truth be told, I bought into this viewpoint when I was less educated about what these products were and how they worked. (more…)
It always seems like people are celebrating some sort of wacky holiday these days. I’ve seen some pretty funny days like National Kale Day or Dance like a Chicken Day or even whole months dedicated to bizarre celebrations like National Canned Food Month. But, sprinkled in with all of these silly observances are some pretty important causes. This month happens to be National Principals Month.