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    Mortgage vs Life Insurance
    • Insurance 101: Do you need Mortgage Insurance?
    • Date: September 25 , 2020
    • Think you know about term life insurance? Well, did you know that life insurance is often the smarter way to protect your family than mortgage insurance. Whether you're buying a new home or renewing the mortgage on your current home, you definitely want to cover your biggest investment with insurance. What is mortgage life insurance? Often as soon as a mortgage is approved, lenders will offer mortgage life insurance on the spot. Mortgage life insurance is a type of insurance policy that protects the policyholders heirs, should the policyholder dies. Its often sold to first-time homeowners who share the cost of the mortgage with a significant other, who could be stuck with a large mortgage if one of them die. Getting insurance for your mortgage makes good sense! It means that your family or significant other would be able to cover mortgage debt even if they lose your income should you...
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    • Keeping Up in a Virtual Classroom
    • Date: August 20 , 2020
    • As our COVID summer nears an end, many of us are left in the position of wondering what’s to come this fall. Although many schools are taking on different protocols for socially distant learning, it’s safe to say that won’t be experiencing our usual “back to school” routine. Whether your child will be facing partial or full online schooling this fall, we’ve created a guide to help ease the transition of back to virtual learning from home. Creating a Workspace Creating a workspace that’s optimal for learning is key for minimizing distractions and allow for a healthy separation of school from play. Although we are all dealing with a wide range of home spaces and layouts, there are still small adjustments we can create to make the most out of our given space. Here are our top 3 tips for creating an ideal workspace: Create a separate learning space This...
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    Teachers Life Working From Home
    • Redefining Work-Life Balance During COVID
    • Date: August 14 , 2020
    • One of the many ways the pandemic has impacted us is the way in which we perceive our day-to-day lives. In the hopes of strengthening our sense of connectivity during these unprecedented times, we reached out to a few of our very own leaders at Teachers Life and asked them to share their insights on how COVID-19 has impacted them both professionally and personally.  These include Kim Woodman, our Director of Underwriting; Cherisse Norman, our CFO and Doug Baker, our President and CEO. A New Work-Life Balance It goes without saying that those who are bringing work into the home may experience some shifts in our personal lives. Including our ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance. However, as Doug, Kim and Cherisse point out, these circumstances provide an opportunity to achieve a healthier balance than ever before. Cherisse shares the benefits of working remotely with children at home as...
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    New Parents Protect Your Family
    • New Parents: Protecting Your Family As It Grows
    • Date: August 06 , 2020
    • As a new parent, you’ll experience a lot of joy – and a lot of worry. Protecting your family can seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. A good life insurance plan can help reduce worry and stress. Here are a few tips for making a plan to protect your family as it grows: What's an estate plan? An estate plan establishes your wishes for the transfer of your estate and the care of your children in the event of your death. As discussed in our blog post 4 Tips for Making Estate Planning Easier, an estate plan provides legal clarity. It outlines your after-death wishes and the distribution of your estate. If you don’t have a proper estate plan, if you die your family may be subject to unnecessary costs and confusion. Your final wishes may be misinterpreted or unknown, whether they relate to funeral arrangements or the...
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