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An Easy Way to Budget for Life Insurance

We all know how important it is to have life insurance. And we know it’s usually better to get that life insurance when you’re young and healthy, rather than waiting. However, “young and healthy” can often translate to “short on funds.” At SelectQuote, we’re dedicated to helping you get the best deals on life insurance, but when you’re already budgeted to the max, even the best deal can feel like too much money you just don’t have. If you’re looking for places to trim your budget so you can invest in life insurance, one of the easiest and most effective places to start is with your eating habits. Dine In. Save Money. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American household spent about $3,365 dining out in 2017. As a side note, that’s less than $50 fewer than what they spent on health insurance. More importantly, it’s almost…

Ride On Insurance – 6 Bicycle Safety Tips

If you’re looking to get fit, slim down, or increase your cardiovascular health, there are few better activities like cycling. It’s easy on your joints, builds muscle, can help you stay lean and improves your balance. One Good Turn Deserves Another A 2000 study found people who regularly ride a bike for an hour a day have an 18 percent lower risk of death than people who never ride. Those who ride for at least an hour and a half have a 28 percent lower risk of death. Much of this reduced mortality may be owed to the lower incidence of heart disease this intensely cardiovascular activity provides. A study of more than 23,000 cyclists showed an 18 percent lower rate of heart disease compared to non-cyclists. The mental benefits of cycling rival the physical. It can reduce anxiety and stress, boost confidence, make you happier, and help you sleep…

5 Ways to Look and Feel Better in the New Year

Every January, you get the chance to start fresh with a new year and a new you. Statistics show that those who consciously make New Year’s resolutions are 10 times more likely to achieve them than people who don’t, so take the time to write them down or talk about them with those closest to you.To kick-start your efforts, here are five ways to make your life better in 2016. Get Healthy This year, resolve to replace your fat pants and cigarettes with a plan to get (and stay) healthy in 2016. Start with a pledge to achieve a healthy weight. According to Shape Magazine, you’ll be more likely to keep accurate calorie if you have someone else do the counting, so recruit a weight loss buddy and resolve to hold each other accountable. Next, pledge to toss your smokes. According to The American Cancer Society, smoking is the largest…

Why Do I Need Life Insurance If I'm Perfectly Healthy?

keep fitMany people do not think that they need to get life insurance if they are young and healthy. “I’m in my mid-twenties, have no health conditions, and do not have any dependents so what’s the point of life insurance? I’ll just wait until I get married.” Many of you can probably relate to this mindset, and SelectQuote agents speak with many callers who ask the very same questions.

The truth is that everyone needs life insurance and it isn’t a secret. In fact, according to a study conducted by LIRMA (2010), 93% of Americans think life insurance is necessary; however, only 44% of US households actually have individual life insurance. Can you guess what the number one reason people don’t have life insurance is?