Author: Kevin Mercadante

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How many tax allowances can I take?

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 altered how many tax allowances you should take for every year since it became law and it certainly has for …

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How to get life insurance with COPD

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – better known as COPD – is a more common disease than people are aware. And since there is no known cure, …

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How high blood pressure can affect your life insurance premiums

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High blood pressure is a common affliction, so common in fact that it affects tens of millions of people. Life insurance companies however consider it to …

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5 times when life insurance won’t pay a claim

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When taking a new life insurance policy, most of us give a little thought to the possibility that there may be situations where your life insurance …

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How to get life insurance with multiple sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis is a serious health condition, and from a life insurance perspective, it can cause complications. Still, it is possible to get life insurance coverage …

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Can you get life insurance when you have a pacemaker?

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Pacemakers are becoming increasingly common, especially as the population is becoming progressively older. The life insurance industry recognizes this trend and has made adjustments to accommodate the …

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Married filing separately: Pros & cons of this little-noticed filing status

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Are you married? Or thinking about it? Wondering what the difference is between the tax filing statuses Married Filing Jointly vs. Married Filing Separately? I know I …

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What if your spouse doesn’t have – and doesn’t want – life insurance?

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If your spouse doesn’t have life insurance, do you simply respect their wishes and go about your life? On some level, that may sound like a …

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How obesity can affect your ability to get life insurance

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Obesity is one of the most difficult challenges to overcome when it comes to life insurance. This is because the life insurance industry views it as …

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How to get life insurance coverage after a stroke

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Strokes claim the lives of over 150,000 people each year, making it the third leading cause of death in the US behind heart disease and cancer. …

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How to apply for life insurance with a lupus diagnosis

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Having any chronic health condition such as lupus can cause a person to believe that getting life insurance coverage is impossible. But that’s hardly the case. …

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Why life insurance is more expensive for men than for women

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Look on almost any life insurance premium chart, and one thing you will notice almost immediately is that life insurance is more expensive for men than …

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Getting life insurance with a history of alcoholism

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We’ve already discussed DUI and DWI and the effect they have on life insurance. But what about the broader question of getting life insurance with a history of …

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The biggest life insurance mistakes & how to avoid them

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Consumers often underestimate the potential to make mistakes when it comes to life insurance. Perhaps is because life insurance is often thought of as a fringe …

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Can I get life insurance if I have a criminal record?

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As if having a criminal record isn’t challenging enough, such a history can also cause complications when it comes to applying for life insurance. Depending on …

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Will a life insurance policy pay if only one or two payments have been made?

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One of the best features of a life insurance policy is that it will pay benefits as soon as the policy is in effect. Some people …

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Life insurance for marijuana users – will you be approved?

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Marijuana has been much in the news recently, as an increasing number of states are voting to make it legal, whether for medical use alone, or for …

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How Type 2 diabetics can get term life insurance

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It’s a common assumption that if you are diabetic, you cannot get life insurance. Fortunately, that is a mistaken assumption in many cases.  There are policies …