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.

September 1, 2015

This Is What Anthony Anderson Thinks About Life Insurance

“Even on their limited income, my mom and dad instilled upon all of us the importance of planning for the future and the fact that tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone,” Anthony Anderson says. “I know how hard it is to lose someone you love. An accident took my brother when he was 26 and shortly after, I lost my father to diabetes, a disease I, myself, live with today. It was rough getting through those deaths, but the fact that they both had life insurance made it so much easier.”

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August 4, 2015

Our Most Popular Posts

Don’t worry if you missed them the first time. Here are our most popular blog posts so far this year. Check them out.

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July 16, 2015

Are Your Financial Priorities Out of Sync?

None of us likes to think about death. But it happens, even to young people. What happens to your loved ones after your death (whenever that may be) depends on what you do today with your money: spend a few hundred dollars on an upgrade to a perfectly fine smartphone, or put a portion of that into life insurance to protect your family.

If you were to die, would your family remember that phone? Or that they didn’t have to move from your home, your neighborhood or school? You have a choice. How do you want to be remembered?

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May 12, 2015

Disability Insurance Saves a Single Mom From Financial Ruin

Valerie says that she is sharing her story so that others could learn from it: “Most people think, ‘It will never happen to me,’ but the truth is it can—and does. Everything else goes away if you don’t have disability insurance coverage and you can’t work.”

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May 6, 2015

4 Mistakes You’re Making When It Comes to Protecting Your Paycheck

Figuring out if you need to protect your paycheck—really, your ability to earn an income—with disability insurance is pretty easy. If you have a job and you rely on your paycheck to meet your monthly bills and financial obligations, you need it.

In essence, disability insurance is there if you suffer an injury or illness and can’t work for an extended period of time. It will replace a portion of your income until you’re able to return to work again.

But most people who are working don’t have this basic protection for the long term, and often it’s because they assume they don’t need it. Here are four common mistakes people make when it comes to understanding disability insurance and its importance in protecting your ability to earn an income.

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