The United States job market has been growing year-over-year for almost a decade, and as of last September, the unemployment rate hit a five-decade low. This is incredible news for US workers, and for the economy, and it suggests that there is a smaller number of job seekers, and a higher demand for quality workers.
By Van Mueller
This is the greatest time ever to be in our business, but most insurance and financial professionals have not realized it yet. Many have not achieved the success they desire. Please remember, the biggest sale you will ever make in your career is to yourself. You have to believe in something before you can see it, and you have to see it before you can do it. Without total belief in what you do, it is difficult to inspire people to take action.
Here are 10 reasons why this is the greatest time ever:
Over 40% of Americans surveyed say they are not saving for retirement, including those aged 45 to 65, which is generally considered peak savings time. If you inclued younger working people, aged 18-34, the number climbs to 50%. Younger workers say that they just aren't saving, despite it being hammered into their head since a young age that saving now will make retirement easier.
For over a century, Dale Carnegie has been improving individual and business performance around the world. With training techniques that continue to evolve, Dale Carnegie's core principles remain true to a single vision: real transformation begins within.
By Van Mueller - CBU Partner & Trainer
Originally posted on ThinkAdvisor
Cash value life insurance is the most important financial asset available, and it will remain so for the foreseeable future.
By Van Mueller, CBU Partner & Trainer
There are two challenges that must be considered to build a successful retirement for your prospects and clients: (1) increasing longevity and (2) increasing costs.
Source: Business Insider
When it comes to early retirement, there's no discounting the importance of having enough money saved to retire early, but many early retirees will tell you the truth: money doesn't really matter once you get there.
Brandon of the blog Mad Fientist, who retired at age 34, previously told Business Insider he wishes he knew how "unimportant and insignificant" money would be after retiring early.
Sisters Josette and Lydia Gilman were each recipients of $250 in talent scholarship money from the Alfond Youth Center (AYC). For the past three years, the AYC in Waterville has been hosting its talent show at the Page Commons on the Colby College campus. Each year, the AYC solicits talented youth from the Kennebec County/ greater Waterville area to compete for 10 slots available as part of its ‘Annual Appeal’ (Dinner and Talent Show). Scholarship money can be used by the awardees to further their performing talents.