Posts by Brittney Burgett

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Cities with the most (and fewest) stay-at-home parents

Although stay-at-home parenting is on the rise nationally, the proportion of households with a stay-at-home parent varies significantly by location.

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The 2018 financial checklist for new parents

Discover essential financial moves that new parents should check off when welcoming a new baby.

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Looking for a home? How buying compares to renting in these top cities

Families are increasingly faced with the question of whether they should rent or buy. Here’s how the price-to-rent ratio can help determine if it’s worth it.

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Using life insurance to protect against your mortgage

Owning a home means having a little piece of the world where your family can grow – a place your children can return to after first days of kindergarten, first dates, and first years at college.

Your home is also a cornerstone of your family’s financial future because it’s a substantial asset that’s likely to grow. But even the best-made plans are not certain, so homeowners need a way to protect their mortgage from falling to their partner or a co-signer if they were no longer around.

Term life insurance offers an affordable way to protect your family’s ability to pay the mortgage, and, ultimately, to stay in their safe haven. And, if you’re a young, healthy new homeowner, you have access to some of the best term life rates out there.

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Confessions of a Life Insurance Startup: Who Owns a Policy?

At Haven Life, our team tries to walk the talk. We invest with roboadvisers. We believe Venmo truly has made splitting bills a lot easier. We use every car service app available in New York City. And, we buy life insurance when we need it.

That being said, on our team of about 20 people, not all of us have life insurance.

But, for those of us who don’t own a policy, we have a good rationale and understanding of why we haven’t taken the plunge yet. For those who do have a life insurance policy, I’d argue we have even better stories to tell.

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Now might be the best time for millennials to buy life insurance

If you want to know the future of the economy, just ask a Millennial.

This generation, born in the 1980s and 1990s, has transformed the expectation of how and why we buy certain products. With a preference for digital services, Millennials have influenced the business models of many companies – new and old, which are adjusting to accommodate the preferences of this generation.

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Do you really need life insurance in your 20s?

Your twenties are a period of time where it feels like your life goes from zero to 60. It’s not just about you anymore. It becomes increasingly about the people you love and who rely on you to be around to share a life and, yes, financial responsibilities with.

And when you have people who rely on your income to pay the bills, it’s time to ask yourself an important question: Do you need to buy life insurance?

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“The Finances of Being Female” Panel Discussion

With the rise in popularity of personal finance blogs and sites, women have more educational resources available to them than ever before. And many of these sites know that women need personalized financial advice that speaks to their individual needs – not just blanket rules for becoming a millionaire in a male-dominated world.

Queue our first Facebook Live and an honest discussion with the women who aim to help others make better financial decisions.

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Three Questions

I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside numerous smart, interesting people from diverse backgrounds in my time at Haven Life. Mark Sayre’s take on life insurance in the LBGT community and Greg Johnson’s thoughts on planning for your own funeral, are among my favorite points of views we’ve shared on the blog.

Working for a life insurance company forces you to consider mortality and take stock of life in a way that can be unexpected. It’s made me curious about how different people view big questions in life, such as aging and life decisions. Instead of wondering, I went ahead and asked some of our friends.

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Life Insurance Claim Examiners: Proving That Not All Heroes Wear Capes

I’ve always loved that saying, “Not all heroes wear capes.” It’s usually accompanied by pictures of pizza deliverymen, the people who work at Chick-fil-A, or various other ways of saying we love people that make life better (or in the case of my examples, more delicious).

Going into an interview with Jeff Butcher, Senior Claims Examiner at MassMutual, I didn’t realize I’d be so touched by the role of a claims examiner. To be honest, when I really thought about it, I thought it must be a pretty depressing job. A claims examiner is the person who handles the payout of a life insurance policy. They deal with death and loss every day.

You’ll soon see Jeff doesn’t view his role that way.

The reason I spoke with Jeff is because MassMutual issues the Haven Term policy and, thus, is responsible for paying death benefits. (That’s a good thing for our customers because when you buy life insurance, you want to know the policy is from a company that has a long history of financial strength and timely payment of claims.

We get a lot of questions from our customers and applicants about how the claims process works. Luckily, we have access to claim examiners like Jeff.

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