Life Happens

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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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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18
Mar

A Financial Lifeline You May Have Forgotten About

A Financial Lifeline You May Have Forgotten About So much has happened in the last few days and weeks that I feel like months have passed. Social distancing is now on everyone’s lips. And the goal is noble: flatten “the curve” and prevent more people from getting sick from the Coronavirus. The impact, though, is being felt in so many

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3
Feb

Join Our Special “Love Insurance” Twitter Chat during #InsureYourLove

Join Our Special “Love Insurance” Twitter Chat during #InsureYourLove Join us as we moderate a Twitter Chat during Insure Your Love Month along with NAIFA. We’ll discuss new data that shows Americans are delaying traditional life milestones and following alternative paths in favor of financial security. We hope the chat helps promote how important financial security, including having adequate life

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7
Jan

5 Reasons Why Having Life Insurance Is Good for You

5 Reasons Why Having Life Insurance Is Good for You We get it: No one wants to think about death—for us or the ones we love. And a lot of people equate life insurance with death. And while it IS there if the worst were to happen, it can also do so many other things, and doesn’t have to break

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10
Dec

4 End-of-Life Documents and Why You Need Them?

4 End-of-Life Documents and Why You Need Them? Most of us aren’t keen to think about the end of life–especially our own. But discussing the need for and understanding end-of-life planning documents is important for all of us. So, what are these documents and why do you need them? Here’s a summary: 1: Durable power of attorney. This appoints another

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19
Nov

For Kids, Finances Need to Go Beyond Lemonade … to Marshmallows

For Kids, Finances Need to Go Beyond Lemonade … to Marshmallows The summer lemonade stand is a rite of passage for all kids. It is usually the first time a child gets to create their own business. They learn about the hard work it involves but also learn of its rewards, monetary and other. For my two girls, it was a lemonade and

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29
Oct

4 Tips for Applying for Life Insurance After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

4 Tips for Applying for Life Insurance After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis After feeling a lump in her breast earlier this year, my wife, Julie, who’s 35, had a 3-D mammogram. The radiologist reviewed the results with her and scheduled a biopsy for the following week. That’s when we found out that she had high-grade ductal carcinoma in situ with

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