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.

January 8, 2016

4 Financial Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

It’s tough to get our financial house in order, not because it’s especially hard, but because it’s … boring? Tedious? The last thing we want to spend time on? To remedy that, here are four tips that you can take on and accomplish.

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October 17, 2015

Using My Trials as Stepping Stones

My father’s illness took his life when I was 11, leaving behind his wife and five children. Soon after, we woke up to the bitter realization of our deteriorating financial situation. The burden that was placed on my mother’s shoulders is one that nobody should have to carry alone. If my dad had had life insurance, it would have taken away the constant financial worry.

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September 24, 2015

Of Course You Don’t Need Life Insurance!

Most of us take more time planning our vacations than our financial futures. That’s why we decided that a quick chat with a top financial advisor might do us all some good. We spoke with Sarah Kaelberer, CFP, ChFC, who is a partner and President of Business & Estate Advisers Inc. in the Minneapolis area. She led us through some common misconceptions about life insurance and who actually has an “estate.”

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September 17, 2015

Anthony Anderson Opens Up About Life and Life Insurance

What do most Americans not know about life insurance?
Anthony Anderson: That it’s an investment in the future of their family. If something happens to the head of the household, that family falls apart. But if they have life insurance, that family can stay together and continue with their lifestyle. I think that’s a misconception we need to clear up for people who really don’t know.

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September 8, 2015

Protecting a Growing Family

While Sam had some life insurance through work, Amy convinced him to purchase an individual policy, which would give him sufficient coverage and wouldn’t disappear if he changed jobs. Amy got coverage as well. Her reason was straightforward: “I didn’t want to leave him with a child and struggle with work and finding someone to take care of her.”

Several years later, Amy was walking their daughter, Charli, to school when her phone rang. That call was the beginning of a life-altering morning.

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