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The daunting task of purchasing health insurance

The daunting task of purchasing health insurance

The process of purchasing individual and family health insurance can be an extremely daunting task.  This year there is so much information to analyze, such as new insurance carriers in the market, network coverage constraints, and the abundance of plan...

Name that puppy!

Name that puppy!

Guess the new puppy's name and win a $25 Amazon gift card! FIFS employee Jim and his family will welcome their FIRST The Seeing Eye, Inc. puppy into their home on Tuesday, October 8th. The puppy, bred at The Seeing Eye in Morristown, NJ, is a female German shepherd....

The Real Costs of Final Expenses

The Real Costs of Final Expenses

When I reluctantly agreed to write this blog about the costs of final expenses, I thought that it would be a simple task.  Realizing that we generally don’t want to think about our mortality, understanding the costs of burying a loved one (or preparing for our...

Memorializing social media accounts

Memorializing social media accounts

 “Happy Birthday Friend, I hope it’s a great one” was the message posted on a relative’s Facebook timeline. Typically this wouldn’t cause a second look, but the post was to a recipient that had passed away a few years prior. The message was surrounded by other...

Business Owners Use Life Insurance to Plan for the Unexpected

Business Owners Use Life Insurance to Plan for the Unexpected

The untimely death of a business owner can be damaging to a small business. If there are employees, they have lost their leader. If there are other business partners, they have decisions to make as to the future of the business. There are ways to prepare in advance...

Don’t co-sign your life away without knowing the risks

Don’t co-sign your life away without knowing the risks

I am a parent of four young-adult children that all have college loans with my husband and me as co-signers. The benefits of having life insurance for my children hadn't crossed my mind. If my child died prematurely, the responsibility of paying off the loans falls on...

Lining up the “ducks”

Lining up the “ducks”

A year and a half ago FIFS Capital Advisor Group introduced Everplans®, a complimentary service for FIFS clients. Everplans® is an online service that allows you to securely, store documents; list your financial accounts, and record a wide variety of information. I...

It’s National Dog Day and Ginger is in the House!

It’s National Dog Day and Ginger is in the House!

Seeing Eye Puppy Ginger is getting some great training and exposure in the FIFS office.  She’ll be spending the morning here learning to sit quietly under Kate’s desk.  This is an important part of her training since she may be matched with a blind or...

Text Messaging Available with FIFS

Text Messaging Available with FIFS

Do you prefer text messaging over a phone call or an email? If so, you can sign up for texting with FIFS. We use this feature for appointments, billing notices, policy changes, claims, and alerts. To sign up, send a text with your FULL NAME to (717) 500-3437. Our...

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