4 Medicare Tips: What to Know Before Enrolling

Medicare tips

The longer I work in the insurance industry (and the older I get), the more I receive requests for Medicare tips. I’ve written dozens of courses on the topic and regularly teach insurance courses on the subject. Therefore, I’m happy to offer my list of SOME of the must-know information you should have before enrolling … Read more

Creating Conflict and Strong Characters

create conflict and strong characters

Every writer struggles with creating conflict and strong characters–stories and protagonists our readers can identify with and root for. In fiction, perfection is boring and Trouble is king. What Conflict and Strong Characters are All About Newbie writers are always told to ensure their stories contain conflict. But what is conflict and how does one … Read more

4 Tips for Marketing Yourself … Successfully

Marketing Yourself

Everyone wants to be successful–that’s why marketing yourself is so important. We also want to make money, be recognized and liked, and sell a lot of whatever it is we’re selling–even if it’s just our good reputation. Unfortunately, some of us jump right into marketing without doing our homework. That can lead us to achieve … Read more

How to Earn Customer Loyalty

Regardless of what business you’re in–whether you write and sell insurance or novels–customers are only going to buy you and your product if you earn their loyalty. No one is automatically entitled to trust. How can you earn trust and loyalty? Be authentic and sincere. If you’re a vegan selling Angus beef, that fundamental contradiction … Read more

How Homeowners Insurance Works When You’re Working from Home

The homeowners policy was designed to insure personal risks, not business risks. For this reason, virtually all coverage for business property and liability is explicitly excluded in the homeowners policy. Very limited property coverage is included for business personal property. The limit usually ranges between $1,000 and $2,500 if the business property is at your … Read more

Elder Abuse: Be Silent No More

I’ve conducted a lot of research into the topic of elder abuse. I’ve also developed and written some insurance continuing education courses on the subject as well, as it pertains to financial fraud. Here is another person’s take on senior financial exploitation, a despicable form of elder abuse. This account was written by Connie Johnson … Read more

Can You Walk a Mile in Another Person’s Shoes?

Until four years ago, I never watched the news on a regular basis. I never felt the need to follow politics closely or share my political beliefs. My reasons are a story for another day. Maybe it’s because I’m a writer, maybe it’s because I’m growing older, or maybe it’s because of something buried deeply … Read more