I am Back!

Just a quick post to let you know I have not fallen off the face of the earth. The month of April brought that horrible stomach flu to my household and had us all laying low for nearly two weeks. Fortunately, the bug released its grip in time for us to head out to Florida on vacation, as planned, and for me to enjoy my birthday and Easter. I’ll be releasing my April Insurance Tidbits newsletter before the end of the month, along with my quarterly writing newsletter, Get it Write.In addition, my May webinar schedule will be posted tomorrow!

March Newsletter Now Available

My newsletter is a little late this month, and a bit on the short side thanks to a stomach flu that wiped me out for 2 weeks. The first week I was taking care of others and the second week found me flat on my back. Here’s the link to the March issue of Insurance Tidbits. You can also visit the Newsletter page of the website at any time to see the current and past issues of Insurance Tidbits, as well as Get it Write.

Have You Ever Attended an Insurance CE Webinar?

If not, you might want to consider it. The webinar classes I teach are live, just like classroom seminars. The difference between a seminar and a webinar is that you attend a webinar from whatever location you choose rather than in a classroom chosen by the CE provider. You don’t need to pass an exam to receive CE credit and, so long as you comply with the CE requirements of your state, you can participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable doing. No, you don’t have to speak via your microphone. No, you don’t have to use

March dates added to insurance CE webinar schedule

I’ve added a few new dates to my insurance continuing education webinar schedule for A.D. Banker and Company in March. Three are personal lines related, and the other is about the subject of anti-money laundering. You can view my webinar by clicking here, or looking at the sub-menu above by hovering over the Insurance tab in the link bar.

8 Resources for Staying Safe Online

Most people are fully aware of their vulnerability to cyber crime; however, most don’t know precisely what they can do about it–or where to do for information. According to the 2019 Cyber Barometer published last month by Generali Global Assistance, more than 50% of individuals around the world were the victim of a cyber crime, or knew someone who was. In the U.S. credit card theft and identity theft are currently the most common forms of cyber crime. If you would like to view an infographic of Generali’s study, click here. I have come across a LOT of websites when

Do You Remember These Lyrics?

Every once in a while a song will just begin running through my head, for no apparent reason. No, it’s not because I heard it on the radio–I don’t listen to the radio much these days. I don’t watch TV, either. All the noise distracts me from whatever work or writing I’m doing. And you know what’s really odd? I know all the words! The songs can be from a long time ago, like when I was in high school in the early 70’s. Sometimes, they’re from before I was born but I know them because they were favorites of

Motivation for a Monday

I’ve always been inspired by the “can do” spirit. When I conducted research for my book Taking the Mystery Out of Business: 9 Fundamentals for Professional Success, a common refrain focused on attitude. You’ve heard all the sayings and platitudes about positivity–in other words, believing in yourself and taking steps to support that belief. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily. –

Do you pick up your marbles and go home?

My mother used all kinds of clichéd sayings, many of them directed at me:           I have a bone to pick with you…           Don’t cut your nose off to spite your face.           Oh, so you’re going to pick up your marbles and go home, are you? Mom’s been gone for 20 years now and I can still hear her voice when she was disappointed and we were about to have a discussion that would portray me in a very poor light: “Linda Ann, I have a bone to pick with you.” I’d rather have been smacked, grounded, and

February insurance CE webinar schedule is now available

I just uploaded the insurance CE webinars I’m teaching for A.D. Banker and Company during the month of February. Topics include: Cyber Security Disability Income Planning Annuity Suitability Homeowners Endorsements Medicare Driving into the Future: Uber, Drones, and Driverless Cars P&C Risks and Catastrophes Professional Liability For more information, or to register, click here.