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Asset based long-term care insurance as an alternative to traditional long-term care policies

One thing I hear a select group of senior retirees lament is that they feel they have put “so much money” into their long-term care insurance policies and, as yet, have received little or no benefit. Some wonder, as they continue to pay premiums, whether they will ever see a return for the dollars they …

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If you were sick or disabled, who would drop everything they were doing to take care of you?

I recently wrote a sales letter for the agency about the need to plan for “extended” or long term care insurance.  When it comes to the issue of planning for extended care, many people experience a disconnect.  In sum, they believe they have nothing to fear because they think subconsciously, “It will never happen to …

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Until the people take back the parties, little is going to change.

In response to my article from last week, “I’m just about done with politics,” I got a call from South Carolina talk radio host Vince Coakley from 106.3 WORD to talk about what’s been so frustrating with politics lately. The gist – until the people take back the parties, little is going to change. Here’s […]

I’m just about done with politics 

A good friend of mine – and an expert in politics – lamented to me about the people’s unwillingness to engage where it matters, “Ted, its like having a cure for cancer and no one wants it.” I have volunteered, organized groups, served on boards, given speeches, held countless meetings, taught courses, spoken with the press, […]

Trump/Ryan meeting: How do we unify?

After much anticipation, Paul Ryan and Donald Trump finally met. They released the “joint statement” below, but the money question was posed by Paul Ryan, “The question is … how we unify it all? How do we keep adding and adding and adding voters while not subtracting any voters?” he said “Most Americans do not like […]

Book Review: The More of Less, by Joshua Becker

I recently read the book, The More of Less, by Joshua Becker. Here is my review… Joshua Becker is a popular blogger and one of the most enthusiastic voices in the growing “minimalist” community. Josh’s latest book, (Sponsored Link) The More of Less, is for beginners and current devotes of the topic. It sheds light on the […]