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Buying Life Insurance From An Independent Agent vs. Captive Agent

When potential clients decide it’s time for them to purchase a life insurance policy, it's more than likely they don’t know where to start. At this point, they should decide if they want to deal with a captive agent or an independent agent. Both have their ups and downs, but ultimately the client needs to choose one. An independent agent is someone who has connections to multiple insurance companies, whereas a captive agent is only connected to one insurance company, therefore he or she ...
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The Frugal Trader|Blogger, The Million Dollar Journey

The Frugal Trader Blogger, The Million Dollar Journey 1. What Type of Life Insurance do you own? My spouse and I have term life insurance through a large national insurance company. Our day jobs also provide term life insurance as part of their benefits package. 2. What factors did you consider when determining the coverage amount? Life insurance is about financially protecting dependants in case household cash flow is affected after death. So the key question is, who is ...
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LSM Insurance Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

LSM Founder Lorne Marr and Senior Broker Jack Bendahan took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Please donate to the cause and help LSM Insurance reach our fundraising goal of $2,000 to support ALS Canadaand help find a cure.LSM Insurance will be matching the first $50 donated through our Ice Bucket Challenge donation page. (more…)
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The Dumbest Insurance Fraud Attempts Ever: #9

Dead Man Caught Speeding It was a tough time for Raymond Roth, a 47-year-old man from Massapequa, after he was fired from his job as a telecommunications manager for threatening to shoot two supervisors. Tired of working, he came up with a "better" plan for how to financially secure his future. Roth increased the size of his life insurance policy and asked his son, Jonathan, to help him carry out a brilliantly stupid insurance fraud scheme. (more…)
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Does Life Insurance Pay Out for Acts of War?

When you buy life insurance, essentially what you receive from your broker is a promise. It's a promise to be there for you and, most importantly, your beneficiaries. But when all you see in the news are the terrifying accounts of wars ─ the most recent outbreak in Gaza — it wouldn't be surprising for some of us to doubt this promise. (more…)
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Leslie Beck’s 7 Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar

Leslie Beck is one of Canada's leading nutritionists. While she still works in private practice as a registered dietitian, you may know her better for her weekly column in The Globe and Mail or her appearances as a nutrition expert on Canada AM. She is the author of 12 books on nutrition and healthy eating, including her latest, The Plant-Based Power Diet.She also has consulted for businesses and food companies around the world and has served as a nutritionist for the ...
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Travelance is Launching New Seniors Emergency Medical Insurance Plan

Travelance is launching their new Seniors Emergency Medical Insurance Plan Travelance is a marketer and distributor of travel insurance products that offers a variety of travel insurance plans at affordable prices no matter what your travel plans are, including trip cancellation/interruption, trip delay, baggage, air flight accident, and more! Emergency medical insurance plans are available to both visitors to Canada who are ineligible for coverage under Canada’s public health care ...
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The Dumbest Insurance Fraud Attempts Ever: #8

Two Men Cut off Mentally Disabled Man's Hand in an Insurance Scam It is horrifying what some people are capable of through their desire for money. Three men in Cayce, South Carolina, plotted and carried out a gruesome insurance fraud scheme that was based on cutting off one of the accomplices' hand. A 52-year-old mentally disabled man, Michael "Porky" Weaver, let his "friends" Gerald B. Hardin and David Player amputate his hand using a pole saw — a small chainsaw attached to a pole, ...
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Life Insurance: An Unselfish Purchase

Many people wonder whether they should buy life insurance. To some, it seems like a waste of money. But if you have family members dependent on your income or if you are thinking of having a family, it's really a "no-brainer." Life Insurance is not like other purchases. It's not about you and your wants. It's about the other people — your family. It's an unselfish act that puts your dependents first and if anything were to happen to you, it ensures that they will be looked after and ...
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Insurance Horror Stories: Bill Mantlo, Co-creator of Rocket Raccoon in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

If you've already seen Marvel's latest summer blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy, or even if you've just watched the trailer, one thing becomes immediately clear: the scene stealer for the entire movie is an anthropomorphic, trigger-happy raccoon voiced by Bradley Cooper. This is Rocket Raccoon, and he was co-created for Marvel Comics in 1976 by writer Bill Mantlo. In the '70s and '80s, Bill was one of the top writers for Marvel Comics. He could turn out scripts at a breakneck pace, ...
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