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Winning the Hearts and Minds of Today’s Consumers

By Ernie Halal on Nov 18, 2014 10:26:20 AM

How do we win the hearts and minds of today’s consumers?

Topics: Grow Your Business consumers LIMRA
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Knowledge of Annuities Boosts Ownership

By Ernie Halal on Nov 4, 2014 1:58:14 PM

A new LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute study found that the more knowledge someone has about annuities, the more likely he or she is to have a positive attitude about them and eventually own one.

Topics: Annuities Grow Your Business consumers LIMRA
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LIMRA CEO: Consumers Are Changing--We Must As Well

By Ernie Halal on Oct 28, 2014 4:30:43 PM

At the 98th LIMRA Annual Conference in New York, Robert A. Kerzner, CLU, ChFC, president and CEO of LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global, examined the changes in consumers’ demographics and expectations and explored the impact of their changes on the financial-services industry.

Topics: Grow Your Business consumers LIMRA
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Women More Concerned about Money in Retirement Than Men

By Ernie Halal on Sep 16, 2014 1:51:39 PM

A LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute survey reveals that among consumers aged 50 -75 with $100,000 or more in household income, women are more likely than men to be concerned about running out of money in retirement (46 percent vs. 35 percent).

Topics: Retirement Grow Your Business consumers LIMRA
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Americans Make Finances a Low Priority for 2013

By Ernie Halal on Jan 2, 2013 3:21:20 PM

According to the annual New Year’s Resolution Survey from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, a staggering 84 percent of Americans surveyed said that they will not include financial planning in their resolutions this year. This lack of financial focus is at the highest level in the survey’s four-year history, exceeding the 80 percent of respondents who ignored financial planning when making resolutions for 2012 and 67 percent from the inaugural 2009 survey.

Topics: Grow Your Business consumers finance industry news
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How Men and Women Think of Retirement

By Ernie Halal on Oct 24, 2012 10:16:41 AM

Although they face the prospect of living more years in retirement than men, women nearing retirement underestimate how much they will need to pay for their future health care costs even more so than men nearing retirement, according to a Nationwide Financial survey.

Topics: Retirement Grow Your Business consumers LTCI
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Wealthy Investors Increase Use of Social Media and Mobile Technology

By Ernie Halal on Oct 5, 2012 10:17:25 AM

A growing number of wealthy investors are using smart phones for talking, texting, and emailing, and are spending more time on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and even Twitter. This is according to new research from the Spectrem Group, a strategic consulting and market research firm specializing in the affluent and retirement markets.

Topics: Grow Your Business consumers industry news social media
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The Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning

By Rasha on Sep 11, 2012 7:08:56 PM

Ike Trotter, financial advisor, spoke to NAIFA audience members about the importance and misconceptions of estate planning.

Topics: Sales Grow Your Business consumers finance
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Current Trends in Insurance

By Ayo on Sep 11, 2012 12:51:01 PM

With ongoing tax law changes, product enhancements, insurance carriers entering or leaving different markets and new riders, how do you keep up with all of these changes?

Topics: Sales Grow Your Business consumers industry news
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Gen Z - The Next Generation of Investors

By Ernie Halal on Aug 29, 2012 12:07:38 PM

Meet Generation Z. They are patient, collaborative and, contrary to popular belief, do not necessarily prefer electronic communication to personal connections. This is according to a new “Gen Z” survey conducted by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation.

Topics: Grow Your Business consumers industry news




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How has your practice changed since COVID-19?
Using more video conferences with clients
Relying more on social media to attract and retain clients
Turning client events into webinars
Investigating new technologies to help manage my practice