Erica Oh Nataren

Erica Oh Nataren

Erica is a writer specializing in life insurance and financial planning topics. You can find her on LinkedIn, @ericanista or erica at Twin Engine Communications dot com.

October 16, 2017

3 Ways Life Insurance Can Help Maximize Your Retirement

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who owns a permanent life insurance policy (or are thinking about getting one!) you’ve probably done it primarily to protect your loved ones. But over time, many of your financial obligations may have ended. That’s when your policy can take on a new life—as a powerful tool to make your retirement more secure and enjoyable.

Permanent life insurance can open up options for you in retirement in three unique ways:

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February 16, 2017

Juvenile Life Insurance: The Whys and Hows

For some, the topic of juvenile life insurance evokes confusion and perhaps even fear. After all, why would one want to insure a perfectly healthy child? Thankfully, the loss of a child is extremely rare. So while a juvenile life insurance policy does indeed insure against this very slim risk, some types of coverage are also designed to protect your child’s financial future—in a way no other financial product can.

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June 20, 2016

4 Ways to Get Financially Fit in Your 40s

“Treat the numbers determined by your plan—such as monthly savings—as bills that need to be paid,” advises Jay Howard. When money comes in, it’s easy to start thinking of a new kitchen or a trip to Tulum. “Just be patient and keep the bills paid.”

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April 29, 2016

6 Money Mistakes 20-Somethings Make—and What to Do About Them

The thing to remember is that time is on your side. This means you’re young enough to recover from even the most spectacular financial failures. On the flip side, making good, informed choices now can have a huge impact on your lifestyle in the decades ahead. The thing to remember is that time is on your side. This means you’re young enough to recover from even the most spectacular financial failures. On the flip side, making good, informed choices now can have a huge impact on your lifestyle in the decades ahead. Be smart and avoid these six common missteps.

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