Leaving a Legacy

Legacy, “a gift by will especially of money or other personal property” is the definition taken from Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary. Anything given to you by someone, who has marked you as beneficiary, after death. An article of clothing or a piece of jewelry. It could be a letter or land. However big or small, what…

In case the unthinkable happens

It’s a sensitive subject and not one that most people don’t like to think about, but there are benefits to adding children’s term insurance to your life insurance policy. Although no parent wants to think about the death of a child, making sure your children have life insurance is just as important as covering yourself.…

Peace of mind just in case

In the last few weeks I heard of two very young men who left behind their families very suddenly; one of whom I knew personally. One day they were watching their children compete in sporting events and the next they were gone. The circumstances in both instances were similar enough, I thought they were the same people,…

Life insurance for the living

So often when we purchase life insurance, whether Term Life, Whole Life or Guaranteed Universal Life, the first thing we think of is who will benefit from it; those we leave behind. We seldom think about using life insurance while we’re living. The reality is there are many reasons to use it during our lifetimes.…

Life threatening not life ending

It was hard not to watch as they hugged and cried tears of joy. I sat across the isle in a restaurant drinking my coffee. They appeared to be sisters by resemblance, and were apparently just given a reprieve from what they had thought would be a final separation. I couldn’t help but overhear the…

Why Return of Premium?

Several years ago I worked with a business owner for whom I had great respect. One particular day I was in the office, she came in talking about estate planning and reported that she and her husband had finally decided to sit down together and plan for both their home and business in-case one or…