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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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5 Questions Expecting Moms Have About Life Insurance

If you are expecting a child and are considering life insurance, the first thing I have to say is—smart move! But if this is your first time looking for coverage, you may have questions. Here are some typical ones I’ve heard over the years: 1. What type of life ...

3 Ways to Help a Charity With a Gift of Life Insurance

America is a charitable nation. More than two-thirds of Americans (69%) give to charity each year. That means you probably do too. But did you know that there are other ways to give to charities besides just writing a check or supporting a Go Fund Me campaign? A ...

Denied Life Insurance? Here Are Your Next 3 Steps

It’s tough to learn that the life insurance company you applied to will not be offering you coverage, especially if you were fully expecting a yes! You may fall into the “impaired risk market,” which means you have something in your background that makes you a ...

Insuring the Times of Your Life

Preston Newby was a youth minister. He and his wife, Tara, were driving with their son to visit family—excited to announce a new baby on the way. In the keeping with the kind of person Preston was, he stopped to help at the scene of an accident. That’s when he was ...

Protecting What Matters Most: Your Loved Ones

It’s Insure Your Love month. And what does that mean? Everyone wants the best for their family, whether that’s a spouse, children, aging parents, really anyone you need to take care of. And the numbers back that up: 81% of Americans believe their family is their ...

Life Insurance Offers Protection and Peace of Mind

Most Americans agree that preparing financially for life’s unknowns is a way to show that you care. In fact, almost 2 in 3 think that having life insurance is key to taking care of their family financially. These are just some of the findings from the “2019 Insure ...

20 Reasons Not to Jettison Your Life Insurance After 60

Let’s think about this: You’ve earned the majority of what you’ll ever earn over the past 40 years. You should have accumulated enough assets to retire and live happily ever after, right? The ups and downs of the financial markets, however, have been an eye opener ...

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