Everyone who receives life insurance has a reason. Some are everyday. Some are fun. Others are emotional. But everyone is personal.
The story you should read belongs to one of our customers. It is told in her words, with her permission and in a way she could only tell it. If it inspires you to think about your own life insurance? Good. If it inspires you to do something – something important to those you love the most? Even better.
Not everyone is as prepared or as generous as Jamie Sue Marshall. She has always been a financial dynamo.
Her college year, Jamie Sue, turned a home when she took 23 hours of courses at the University of Arkansas while intervening in Tysons Foods.
] "I raised a steak support every summer and sold them, so that was how I got the money to buy the house," says Jamie Sue. "I saw Fixer Upper and all that, and thought , "Oh, so funny," right? No, I mean that there are so many unexpected expenses and things going on, especially I buy a 1
The hard work didn't stop her. Jamie Sue kided her house in time to move in after college. In October, she decided to move home to approach the family and join the family business.
Jamie Sue's family runs a farm and produces companies in upstate New York where she is a shipper for their refrigerators.
"It is a 12th generation farm, and we work together in the industry, we have probably 30 families, "says Jamie Sue." My dad drives the chilled cargo. My mother is a grower of all products. My uncle has seven children, and now they have all the children, so it's pretty crazy here. "
Jamie Sue, 23, thrives with her family and lives in Elba, 2,370) where she grew up and led her high school team in a state championship." I call it "Smellba" because we are the world's onion fund , and then we also have a lot of cows, so it is a bit stinky here, she says.
Some people would be frustrated with the family, but it is a pride for Jamie Sue.
"When you have your relationship with your dad, he is just your father, you see him when he comes home and how he works, but you can't actually work beside him," she says. "So the highlight of my Week sees him with his employees and how he is a businessman and not just a father. I also like to come to work with my cousins, just be around my family and the people I care about. "
Preparations for the worst
The importance of being surrounded by those you love became clearer to Jamie Sue in 2017 when her big, immediate family suffered a sudden loss.
Her young cousin, just At age 30, she was diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer while she was 6 ½ months pregnant, two days after the diagnosis, her cousin was given birth to her baby at Golisano Children's Hospital in Rochester, NY, shortly after her cousin died as a cancer scattered throughout the body, behind her girlfriend, 2-year-old son and husband. "It was so life-changing for me. It encouraged me to make time for the little things like volunteering for coaches in our city youth basketball program. "
After the tragedy, Jamie Sue wanted a long-term life insurance policy to financially monitor whatever the future holds." We searched for reliable alternatives to protect each other if another life-changing incident happens in the future, " she was. "It was such an overwhelming and confusing time. My family helped me control everything together. "
My parents, my sisters and I just examined different options and we saw Haven Life in The Wall Street Journal.
Jamie Sue eventually sought life insurance led her to Harbor Life.
" My Parents , my sisters and I just explored various options and we saw Haven Life reconsidered in the Wall Street Journal "she says." When I applied for a policy, we asked them some quick questions, customer service responded promptly on these issues, and I was immediately approved, which made it a perfect fit. "
Just started his career, Jamie Sue, 21 at the time, bought a 30-year-old, $ 1 million Haven Term policy.
Looking to the future
People ask Jamie Sue, "You're young, why would you need life insurance? "She's not in debt and she hasn't started her own family yet. She tells if the unexpected would happen, she wants the life insurance payout to" go back to my community. "
What does that mean? her cousin's death, the city alumni association joined an alumni basketball game, where half of the proceeds went to Golisano Children's Hospital NICU in memory of Jamie Sue's cousin.
"Now the entire youth basketball program carries "Torrey Strong" jerseys made in her memory, "says Jamie Sue, who has taken over the coaching of 5th grade squad.
Ask Jamie Sue what she would like to do with her life insurance payment if something unexpected were to "I would like something like that done in my name, because it's a really sweet way to leave a legacy," says Jamie Sue. She remembers her cousin, gathers all her girls with "Torrey Strong" jerseys on the court and sees how a small community with deep roots can make a meaningful impact.
Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through the Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. The policy and rider's form numbers and features may vary by state and may not be available in all states. In New York, Haven Term DTC-NY is 1017. Our body license number in California is OK71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.