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The Surprising Benefits of Volunteering

By Leah Callahan | April 23, 2019

If you recently asked someone how they’re doing, the immediate reply was probably, “Busy.” I’ve tried to be more intentional about changing my answer to this question after being challenged by an article on “minimalism.” Packing the calendar with “busy-ness” isn’t really something to brag about. Busy can be productive, but it can also be…

3 Ways to Earn Money by Spring Cleaning

By Leah Callahan | March 22, 2019

How can we arrive to March and NOT talk about Spring Cleaning? In fact, the New Year has come and gone…you PLANNED to be “minimal” and purge unwanted items from the house after Christmas brought new treasures, but did you? DID YOU? Fortunately for us, it’s not at all taboo to purchase new, but used,…

6 Ways to Reduce Your Health Care Costs

By Leah Callahan | February 22, 2019

I’ve had the pleasure of a front-row seat to the ever-changing environment of healthcare as an insurance advisor the last 12 years. These changes not only include the rising cost of health insurance premiums but prescriptions and out-of-pocket copays/deductibles. Since I am self-employed, I relate to the “typical” shopper of health insurance—no employer to offer…

Be Minimal

By Leah Callahan | January 25, 2019

“Be Minimal” 2019 started off with the idea of decluttering and being “minimalist”, thanks to the trending Netflix series featuring Marie Kondo titled “Tidying Up”…if you haven’t caught a peek yet, Kondo is Japanese and brings her principles of minimalism, cleaning and organizing to the US in simple steps which aren’t overwhelming, and her gentle,…

Just be yourself

By Nicole Van Kirk | October 9, 2018

Last month Leah Callahan was awarded one of three most Trusted Insurance Advisor for 2018 by the Springfield Business Journal, in the video below, Leah talks about how she found her way into the Insurance world and what she has learned so far in her career. Check out the link below to watch the video.…

What is Labor Day?

By Leah Callahan | August 27, 2018

What is Labor Day? You probably recognize it because it’s a day off work… but what’s the origin of Labor Day, anyway? It began in the late 19th century as the trade union and labor movements started to grow, and was a day of the year chosen by tradesmen to celebrate labor! One early history…

Changes are coming…

By Leah Callahan | August 14, 2018

Changes are Coming! You may have already heard that early this month, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury published a final ruling on the Executive Order issued by President Trump last October.  This rule addresses the plan LENGTH in regard to Short Term insurance plans—the new changes will begin on…

Most Trusted Adviser Award

By Leah Callahan | July 30, 2018

“Most Trusted Adviser” by the Springfield Business Journal On July 13, 2018, our Agency received word that one of our Advisers, Leah Callahan, has been named one of the 2018 Springfield Business Journal’s Trusted Adviser in the Insurance category.  She is one of three other insurance agents to win the recognition. A feature article about…

Happy Independence Day!

By Nicole Van Kirk | July 2, 2018

The Fourth of July is certainly going to have you either hosting a fireworks show or family day or showing up at another person’s home—but one thing is for sure—FOOD WILL BE EATEN! Patriotism is a thing to be shared, and not only as a wife of a veteran and a mom of two military…

Why I love being an Insurance Agent

By Leah Callahan | June 14, 2018

Why I love Being an Insurance Agent! No….I didn’t sit around DREAMING as a child of selling insurance one day….in fact, I wanted to be a teacher all the way up to my senior year of high school.  I was given the task of shadowing my aunt in Houston, TX who at the time was…

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