Deb Newman, CLU, ChFC, LTCP, Chair of the LIFE Foundation Board of Directors

October 5, 2012

It IS a Choice

If she had tapped her savings for $3,000 a year for a long-term care insurance policy, she could have conserved a large portion of her savings

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May 15, 2012

Here's the Real Question The Wall Street Journal Should Be Asking

Yesterday The Wall Street Journal published the article “Should You Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?” Actually, it was a debate between two people. Mark Meiners, a professor of health administration and policy at George Mason University, argued in favor of long-term-care insurance. Prescott Cole, a senior staff attorney at California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, argued […]

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April 20, 2012

What We Are Really Like

In pop culture, life insurance agents often get cast in a less than flattering light, but I’m going to tell you one of my favorite stories that may change your view. My sister-in-law Anne’s mother died several years ago. She was 75 and had lived a long, full life, which included raising five children on […]

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March 23, 2012

What Will Your Retirement Look Like?

Did you know that for women 65 and older Social Security represents two-thirds of their income? Without Social Security, an estimated 58% of widows (age 65+) would live in poverty, according to a 2010 U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee report. With inflation and other economic pressures, women who are relying on Social Security income in […]

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February 28, 2012

When Does Financial Commitment Start?

Statistics are just numbers, until they hit home with a personal story, right? I read a Pew report recently that said marriages in the U.S. are on the decline. Barely half of adults—just 51%—are married, and those who are marrying are doing it later. Then I started thinking about the decline in the sale of […]

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