Prudential Insurance Review

  • How Planning Ahead Changed Everything for My Family

    December 13, 2016

    I was lucky to have been raised by parents who taught me how to be financially responsible, but while I’ve been fortunate to never find myself in serious financial trouble, we’ve definitely learned some financial lessons the hard way over the years.

  • Planning For Life's Ups and Downs

    December 13, 2016

    Life can be tricky. Unexpected things happen and the best thing we can do to overcome these obstacles is to have planned for the unimaginable. A few months ago, we had a girls' weekend with some of my friends and the floodgates always seem to open when we all get together!

  • Planning for the Unexpected

    Just before my husband and I got married, we got incredibly devastating news: His mother was diagnosed with stage IV cancer and didn’t have much time left with us. It took us by surprise for sure. It came fast and furious and everyone was in shock.  Since she was in her early forties, a life-threatening illness was not on her radar or anyone else’s.

  • Women Face Financial Decisions

    December 13, 2016

    I know we all have financial obligations and it seems there's never enough money to go around. Bills and unexpected emergencies are never-ending. Owning our financial security starts with planning for the unexpected. Both women and men need to take the first step in financial planning now.

  • The Scariest Moment of My Life

    December 13, 2016

    When I was in the hospital after my jaw surgeries, I was moved to a private room where I finally got some sleep. Jerry was there next to the bed, watching TV, and I fell into a deep sleep. About an hour later, I woke up, and I knew NOTHING about what was going on. I didn't know where I was, why I was there, who Jerry was, or even who I was.

  • The Most Powerful Parenting Lesson: From Dying Mother

    December 13, 2016

    About eighteen years ago, my father, a university professor, was asked to teach a two-week course in Thailand. He jumped at the opportunity and suggested that our whole family come with him. One balmy evening, we went out to dinner with newfound friends. It was heaven; we were eating the freshest, most exquisitely prepared, mouth-watering Thai food ever. The crowd was jovial, the scents filling the air were magical, and the food was perfection in my mouth.

  • How I'm Planning For My Financial Future

    December 13, 2016

    Zach is still young and in good health, but I can already see signs that his body is changing with age. He’s beginning to struggle more frequently with painful chronic arthritis in his knees. This arthritis is in part a result of Osgood Schlatter’s disease, which affects the knees, which he suffered with as a teen.

  • Control Uncertainty - Be Prepared

    December 13, 2016

    Much of what you do is priceless – the acts of love, the kindness, the you being you. The other stuff, the cooking, the cleaning, the caregiving, the home maintenance, not to mention working outside of the home – or from home ~ that, is not priceless ~ it has a value. I bet you have thought of that.

  • Do You Know Your Value as a Parent?

    December 13, 2016

    I was sitting in my bed last night listening to my children come up with ways to avoid going to sleep, the TV on a channel that I had on the night before. I was not really paying attention to it. But when this put together, over the top reality show star started talking about how, at 37, she had a stroke, my head popped up in attention.

  • Getting Sick and What That Means for the Future

    December 13, 2016

    Women have more economic power than ever; however, they also have more responsibilities than ever.  In 2007, I became the sole provider for my family. It was a scary move because my husband let go of a job that paid our mortgage and offered us health insurance … all so I could go after a dream I had of building an online brand.