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Do I Need Life Insurance?

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We kick off the holiday weekend with Gabriel who is about to turn 30, recently married, planning on starting a family, and is now wondering if he should be looking to purchase a life insurance policy.

Next up was Kelly from Georgia who has a boat load of cash sitting in a savings account. There must be a better alternative than a savings account, right?

Congratulations, you're a manager! After you pop the champagne, accept the shiny new title, and step into this thrilling next chapter of your career, the truth descends like a fog: you don't really know what you're doing.

That's exactly how our latest guest, Julie Zhuo, felt when she became a rookie manager at the age of 25. It’s also why she felt compelled to write her first book, The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You.

She stared at a long list of logistics, from hiring to firing, from meeting to messaging, from planning to pitching, and faced a thousand questions and uncertainties. How was she supposed to spin teamwork into value? What was the secret to leading with confidence in new and unexpected situations?

Now, having managed dozens of teams spanning tens to hundreds of people, Julie knows the most important lesson of all: great managers are made, not born. If you care enough to be reading this, then you care enough to be a great manager.

The Making of a Manager is a modern field guide packed everyday examples and transformative insights, including:

  • How to tell a great manager from an average manager

  • When you should look past an awkward interview and hire someone anyway

  • How to build trust with your reports through not being a boss

  • Where to look when you lose faith and lack the answers

Whether you're new to the job, a veteran leader, or looking to be promoted, this is the handbook you need to be the kind of manager you wish you had.

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Do I Need Life Insurance

So often you'll hear me recommend basic term life insurance. It's almost always the right call when there's a need for basic, cheap insurance. But what happens when the term is about to end? Do you still need the coverage? Should you renew? That's the discussion with Greg from Minnesota. 

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Life Insurance is Now Easier to Buy

Life Insurance is Now Easier to Buy

Here some good news amid Life Insurance Awareness Month: Technology has vastly improved the process of applying for and securing a policy. That should be helpful for the approximately 50 million households who say they need more life insurance. In fact, 40 percent of those surveyed in the 2018 Insurance Barometer Study (conducted by Life Happens and LIMRA) do not know how much coverage they need and what type of life insurance to buy.

Insurance 101 with Policygenius

I love people and organizations who take complex financial issues and make them easier for the user.

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Few things are more complex than the insurance industry. And few organizations have managed to make it easy for the user to navigate the insurance landscape.

One such organization is Policygenius, a website that offers users an easy way to compare and buy various products such as life, auto, disability, and homeowners policies.

Today we’re lucky enough to be joined by Jennifer Fitzgerald, the founder and CEO of Policygenius.

For Fitzgerald, the business started with a simple question…”Why is buying insurance such a frustrating experience?”

As consultants to the top insurance companies, Fitzgerald and her partner suspected that this consumer problem was behind a lot of things they observed. It’s why life insurance ownership is at a 50-year low. It’s why health and disability under-insurance is behind most personal bankruptcies and home foreclosures. And it’s why they started Policygenius.

Their mission is simple: “To get people the insurance coverage they need and make them feel good about it.”

That means they thoughtfully built their business for every type of insurance consumer who may come their way:

  • Detail-oriented? They building the best insurance content library out there
  • More of a big picture person? Their Insurance Checkup is the best (and only) big picture tool around
  • Convenience shopper? They’re building a one-stop shop. If you need life insurance and pet insurance, you shouldn’t have to go to a bunch of different sites.
  • Skeptic? They’re an independent site and not affiliated with any insurers. They’ll provide you with choice and the information you need to make the right decision.

It’s a rare treat to be joined by somebody who is truly excited about the insurance industry!

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Why You Need Life Insurance

At what point should you consider purchasing life insurance? And what kind? Term, whole life, etc? That's what we're discussing today with Gabriel from D.C.

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