Life Insurance

Layering Life Insurance

Sheri’s take: Recently, we shared two guest posts on this fall’s insurance open enrollment period, authored by Mark Maurer, CFP®, MBA, president and CEO of LLIS. Mark’s posts were well-received, so we were delighted when he agreed to share one more interesting idea with us on how to u
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LLIS Disability

Open Enrollment Time: Part 2 – Disability Insurance

Sheri’s take: As this year’s open enrollment period goes into full swing, you and your family can use the opportunity to not only review your healthcare coverage, but also to take a fresh look at life and disability insurance coverage available to you. Last week, we were pleased to sh
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Open Enrollment Time: Part 1 – Life Insurance

Sheri’s take: There’s strength in numbers, especially in having a number of well-informed alliances to supplement our own financial know-how. Mark Maurer, CFP®, MBA, president and CEO of LLIS is one such alliance we’ve long maintained – because protecting the wealth you’ve already got
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Health Savings Account

Summer Refresher: Health Savings Accounts, Your Tax-Saving Super Power?

We founded SageBroadview because we love that warm, fuzzy feeling we receive when we can give financial advice that helps others appreciate the wealth of their life. Our favorite investment tips are the kinds that offer a double punch: (1) They’re not common knowledge, so they often g
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work insurance

Sheri’s Advice to Her Niece: How To Choose Among Your Employer’s Insurance Plans

When my niece Jessica arrived home recently from her first day in her first career as a journalist, she brought a bounteous stack of “homework” along with her. Nope, this wasn’t her first writing assignment. It was the enrollment forms for a variety of employee-sponsored insurance pla
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mindful in may

Reflections on our May 4th Seven-Year Anniversary

Long-time readers of the SageBroadview Blog are already familiar with my story but permit me a moment to fill in our new readers. On May 4th, 2008 (just as the Great Recession got under way!) my family and I were in a serious car accident. My husband and two sons were banged up but ot
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supplemental life insurance

Making the Most of Supplemental Group Life Insurance

Employer-sponsored group life insurance can be a nice perk to help ensure that your loved ones are well cared for in the event of your untimely death. Most plans offer basic coverage at no cost to employees, along with supplemental coverage you can purchase at group rates. What are th
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Managing Insurance Costs When Your Teenager Drives

Managing Insurance Costs When Your Teenager Drives

My son Dominic is 18 and a high school graduate, as of this week! Knock on wood, he’s had only one near-miss since he began to drive. Only days after receiving his permit, he and his dad were driving to school when a kamikaze deer leaped in front of the car. Devon, his younger brother
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A Sage Eye to Spy Insurance Gaps and Overlaps: A Case Study on Disability Coverage – or the Lack Thereof

A Case Study on Disability Coverage – or the Lack Thereof

In our last post, “The Ins and Outs of Insurance Coverage,” we described some of the ways an objective advisor can help you select from the wide range of good, bad and occasionally ugly insurance possibilities available. In this post, we share a case study, revised with permission fro
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A Sage Eye to Spy Insurance Gaps and Overlaps Part I: The Ins and Outs of Insurance Coverage

The Ins and Outs of Insurance Coverage

“This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous. And, uh, a lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder’s head.” — Dude Lebowski, “The Big Lebowski” In the cult classic, “The Big Lebowski,” the Dude was referri
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