35 Festive Facts About Your Favorite Holiday Movies

It’s that time of year again: Gatherings with friends and family, shopping, and the annual holiday movie marathon. Not sure where to start? How about with this list of fascinating facts about your favorite holiday films. More...
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12 Reasons You Still Do So Need to Prospect

Many agents and advisors think of prospecting as an ordeal to be survived, similar to pledge initiation week in fraternities. Once you are through you think: “Thank goodness I never have to do that again.” Wrong. New client acquisition needs...
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Farm Families: Using Life Insurance in Estate Planning

Farm families can use life insurance to smooth the bumps in a transition from one farming generation to another. Done right, it provides funds not subject to estate taxes. It can help farming heirs buy out at least part of...
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Making Sense of Long-Term Care Planning

Our culture is in a bit of a conundrum. With the population growing older, an increasing number of clients require long-term care or are tending the needs of aging family members. Meeting needs in a manner that is comfortable for...
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Hybrid Life Insurance Policies Increasingly Popular As Long-Term Care Funding Strategy

While traditional stand-alone long-term care insurance (LTC) products have seen a drop in popularity in the past several years as a result of companies leaving the marketplace and of spiraling policy premiums, life insurance-backed long-term care financing strategies have experienced...
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Worst Movies of All Time: These Films Got 0 Percent on Rotten Tomatoes

Some movies succeed through their own failure. When The Room was released in 2003—written, directed, produced by and starring the now-infamous Tommy Wiseau—it was panned by critics and never left Los Angeles. A box-office gross of $1,800 in the first...
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Covering the Bases With Life Insurance and College Funding

In a previous article for ThinkAdvisor, we explored the benefits of permanent life insurance and the value of adding protection to your client’s portfolio. With the bull market continuing to roar, it’s important to keep in mind the responsibility you...
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Why Some People Should Have Two Or More Life Insurance Policies

You need life insurance if your death would hurt anyone financially. For many people, one policy is enough. But for some, two or more make sense. Your needs should drive the number and type of policies you buy. More...
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The Best Islands in the World: 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards

Quiet. Small. Subdued. This is what travelers seem to be craving this year. How do we know? Well, once the surveys start pouring in—this year there were more than 429,000 of them—we become Tom Cruise in ‘Minority Report,’ analyzing behaviors...
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