Maggie Leyes

Maggie Leyes is VP of content strategy for Life Happens. She has been working in the insurance and financial services industry for more than 15 years.

July 19, 2011

Elite Schools (and their high tuition) Overrated? Yep!

Parents certainly don’t want to deprive their children of the chance to succeed. This feeling, this urge seems especially acute in this day and age of economic struggle, with the middle class being squeezed into oblivion. As August approaches, a number of my parental peers are facing big college tuition bills for their children, some […]

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July 6, 2011

Summer School

School may be out, but that doesn’t mean the learnin’ is over. Summer’s lazy days usually afford us a bit more free time, so take just five minutes or so for a quick educational video: Life Insurance 101, where agent Mark Chandick walks you through the basics. While there is no quiz after the video, […]

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June 21, 2011

College Graduates Feel “Empowered” by Debt

I was surprised by the New York Times headline “College Students Don’t View Debt as a Burden.” Of course I had to read the article to see what was up. Then surprise turned to shock.  According to the article, the average student loan debt for college graduates in 2008 was more than $23,000. Add to […]

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June 17, 2011

Help a Student Win a $5,000 Scholarship. Vote Here!

It’s not often that we get to help a person in need with a simple click of a mouse—so here’s your chance. The three young students profiled here have had to struggle financially and put dreams on hold because of the death of a parent who had inadequate or no life insurance. The nonprofit LIFE […]

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May 10, 2011

This Moment Made Possible by My Paycheck

Quick! Give me the first answer that pops into your head. What is your most valuable asset? Did you say, “My house!” Or perhaps, “My car!” Both answers makes sense, but neither is correct.  If you are like most people, your most valuable asset is actually your paycheck. It’s what pays for your house and […]

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