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6
Aug

Join Life Happens’ Twitter Chat for Life Insurance Awareness Month

Join Life Happens’ Twitter Chat for Life Insurance Awareness Month Join Life Happens for a Twitter Chat to kick off Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM) this September. We’ll discuss new data that shows Americans are rethinking their finances and taking part in tough financial conversations in response to COVID-19. The pandemic has been a reality check and made many of

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28
Jul

Brooke Shields Has an Important Message for Life Insurance Awareness Month

Brooke Shields Has an Important Message for Life Insurance Awareness Month Brooke Shields is an actress, model, fashion designer, wife and mom. And now she can add life insurance advocate to that impressive list. The multi-hyphenate is the 2020 national spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM), a national awareness campaign that nonprofit Life Happens created in 2004 and coordinates

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10
Jul

COVID-19 Is Prompting Families to Rethink Their Finances

COVID-19 Is Prompting Families to Rethink Their Finances COVID-19 has led families to cancel travel plans, get (semi!) comfortable with homeschooling kids and deal with all kinds of other inconveniences. As if that weren’t enough, it’s also making many families take a closer look at their finances and make sometimes difficult financial decisions. Life Happens recently conducted a survey that

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8
Jul

2020 – Q2 Quarterly Market Review

2020 – Q2 Quarterly Market Review 2020- Q2 Quarterly Market Review The post 2020 – Q2 Quarterly Market Review appeared first on Retirement Researcher. Source: Retirement Researcher 2020 – Q2 Quarterly Market Review

11
Jun

Lasting Change

Lasting Change At the core of our non-profit mission at Life Happens is financial education. We know that the financial security that comes with both knowledge and action is empowering and promotes freedom and equality. We also know we have a role to play in helping the Black community with financial education and empowerment, and that we can do more.

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10
Jun

Is Life Insurance Tomorrow’s Problem? Findings from the 2020 Insurance Barometer Study

Is Life Insurance Tomorrow’s Problem? Findings from the 2020 Insurance Barometer Study For the last decade, Life Happens and LIMRA have come together to understand the “financial pulse” of consumers as part of the annual Insurance Barometer Study. This year’s study reviews 10 years of consumer data on life insurance and related financial issues, providing a point of view from

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14
May

4 Steps You Can Take to Feel More in Control Now

4 Steps You Can Take to Feel More in Control Now COVID-19 has upended life as we know it for millions of people around the world. Many of us—including the young and healthy—are seriously contemplating our mortality for the first time. As the parent of a toddler, with a baby on the way, I’m definitely in this camp. It’s deeply

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21
Apr

Concerned about market volatility? Here’s one way to protect your retirement savings.

Concerned about market volatility? Here’s one way to protect your retirement savings. Now that we’ve entered a bear market for the first time since 2009, many pre-retirees are likely asking questions about the impact on their retirement savings. Will the stock market sell-off wipe out years of growth in their 401(k)s? Are there any steps that can be taken to

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13
Apr

Life (Insurance) in the Time of COVID-19

Life (Insurance) in the Time of COVID-19 As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread, we’ve been bombarded with reminders of our own mortality. It has reinforced the idea that illness and death can come at any time, and that has some people thinking seriously about life insurance. If you’re wondering if you have enough life insurance, you may also be wondering

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8
Apr

Is Buying an Annuity in a Zero Interest Rate Environment a Good Idea?

Is Buying an Annuity in a Zero Interest Rate Environment a Good Idea? The Federal Reserve’s decision to cut its benchmark federal funds rate from 1% to a range of 0% raises significant questions for those reassessing their retirement nest egg—a common occurrence following a dramatic selloff in equities according to research conducted by Indiana University’s Alessandro Previtero —and the

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