You may know Anthony Anderson from his hit TV show black-ish and as host of Eating America. But this month he’ll be taking on a new role as the 2015 national spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness Month.
[Editor’s note: John was the recipient of a $5,000 Life Lessons Scholarship for this essay that he submitted to Life Happens. We thank him for sharing his story.]
At 26, Michael Sizemore was living two of his dreams. Ever the athlete, he was training to participate in his first marathon. And he was enjoying his new position advocating for the unemployed and disadvantaged in his community through the nonprofit organization where he worked. After years of study and earning his master’s degree in public administration, he felt prepared to start his life’s mission of helping others.
We are a charitable nation. More than 95% of American households give an average of just under $3,000 a year to charity. That means you probably do, too. But did you know that there are other ways to give to charities besides just writing a check?
Sam McNeely, an ex-football player, towered over everyone who came in contact with him. But his size belied a soft side—he was quick with a joke and able to befriend anyone with his easygoing ways. That’s what made Amy fall in love with him.
“It’s too expensive!” is the common refrain when Americans are asked why they don’t get the life insurance protection they need. But—and it’s a big but—80% overestimate how much it costs.
We asked insurance professionals on our LinkedIn page and group to share their best tip on life insurance and getting coverage, and here is some of the great advice we got:
Some people equate life insurance with tragedy and death. In truth, life insurance is for the living. Without it, the sudden demise of a key breadwinner could leave a family stranded without the resources to maintain their lifestyle—or even retain their home.
Let’s be realistic. If you have an adequate investment and pension portfolio; if you have made provisions for your health care costs; if you have no one relying on you for financial support, maybe, just maybe you can afford to retire.
You may know Anthony Anderson from his hit TV show black-ish and as host of Eating America, but this actor and comedian is front and center this month promoting the power of life insurance as Life Happens’ spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness Month. Here he opens up to us about life and life insurance.