June 27, 2022

Can cancer patients get life insurance?

You want to provide financial protection to your loved ones and heirs in the event of your death. Life insurance can offer that peace of mind. But if you’ve recently been diagnosed with or treated for cancer, it can be challenging to get a life insurance policy. However, that doesn’t mean life insurance for cancer patients and survivors is impossible.

Learn the facts and possibilities, and get to the bottom of important questions like: Can you get life insurance if you have cancer? Does life insurance cover cancer? What are the rules related to life insurance with pre-existing cancer? Get the answers by reading my first article for new client Forbes Advisor, available here.

June 15, 2022

Cineversary podcast rediscovers the magic behind E.T. 40 years later

In Cineversary podcast episode #48, host Erik Martin revisits suburbia circa 1982 through the lens of Steven Spielberg and arguably his best film, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, which marks a 40th birthday this month. Joining Erik for this installment is James Kendrick, a film professor at Baylor University who teaches courses on Spielberg and serves as the QNetwork.com movie critic; and Caseen Gaines, a director, educator, pop culture historian, and author of several books including the forthcoming E.T. The Extra Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History. Erik and his guests will examine how E.T. set a new template for sci-fi adventure films, why and how it has stood the test of time, reasons it’s worth celebrating four decades later, its cultural impact and legacy, and more.

To listen to this episode, click here or click the "play" button on the embedded streaming player below. Or, you can stream, download or subscribe to Cineversary wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, SpotifyStitcherCastboxGoogle PodcastsPocket CastsPodBeanRadioPublic, and Overcast.  

Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at anchor.fm/cineversary and email show comments or suggestions to cineversegroup@gmail.com.
James Kendrick and Caseen Gaines

June 7, 2022

Glass with class

Shakespeare once famously asked: What light through yonder window breaks? The answer is, not as much light as you’d like if your home’s windows are dirty or in need of maintenance.

Fact is, it’s easy to take windows for granted. While they may not appear to be dirty or in need of attention, the glass, screen mesh, and frame materials take a beating from the elements over time that can compromise the window’s operation and longevity. That’s why it’s wise to inspect, maintain, and repair your windows regularly, especially before cold weather comes around again later this year. 

Learn more by reading my newest article for The Post and Courier, available here.