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About football champions, a legacy of love, and life insurance


Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Warrick Dunn has a legion of fans, and they are not only football fans. The man has amassed fans for his charity work, particularly with Habitat for Humanity. How he got involved is a story in and of itself.

Two days after Dunn’s 18th birthday, his mother was shot and killed in a robbery. She was a single mother and a police officer, who was working off-duty escorting someone to the bank to make a large deposit when the armed robbery occurred. Dunn was the eldest of six children, and he took on the responsibility to provide for his five siblings. One of his first actions was to use the proceeds from his mother’s life insurance policy to buy a home for the family to provide them with stability. He knew a stable environment matters – greatly. His work with Habitat involves providing homes for single mothers to bring that stability to others and to honor his mother.

Among the many beneficiaries of Dunn’s generosity is Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, who threw the winning pass Monday night to win the College Football Playoffs. Check out this story from last night’s CBS Evening News on how a former NFL great helped Clemson’s champion.

It helps to answer the question about why you should buy life insurance. It’s about love. And, it’s about a legacy of love.

Life insurance is a lifeline for small business

If you own a small business, there is a lot riding on you. And, if the business has a few key employees, they may be equally irreplaceable. Every one of you has prime value to operations, and losing one highly valued individual may cause a major setback. That’s why it’s part of a smart business strategy to make an investment in life insurance. Losses from the death of a key employee are insurable.

Life insurance an “annoying detail” that brings comfort

Life is like trying to find something in a cluttered closet; a jumbled mess in every corner. And yet, life is ours to enjoy if we know when to embrace its chaos and when to corral it to attend to those “annoying details” of organizing living for oneself, as well as for the benefit of others.

Longevity, love and life insurance

“I hope the Lord gives us longevity,” said my father as we talked about family, his aches and aging. Dad was already in his early 80s at the time, so that comment struck me in a very profound way. I had two thoughts: First, my dad does not think he is old yet, and that no matter how much time we have on earth, it may not be enough. Thankfully, longevity is a gift to me from both dad and mom, who are in their late 80s now. I am grateful for that plus other revelations, not the least of which is to know that to enjoy this day includes planning for tomorrow. Pops delivered that lesson to me as a teenager. He made me buy a life insurance policy.