Entries by Crystal Olsen

Insurance Industry Taboo Broken–Are we really that surprised?

This Saturday’s Wall Street Journal reported that life insurance companies are breaking a major “industry taboo” by raising rates on life-insurance policies they sold to consumers years ago. According to the article, insurers have already notified tens of thousands of people they cover to let them know that they plan to exercise a little-used contractual […]

The Big Insurance Equation for Hypocrisy

Antitrust laws were created to protect consumers by promoting market competition. These laws are supposed to regulate anti-competitive conduct so that no company becomes too powerful to impact pricing and the freedom of the market. Very few industries and businesses are exempt from antitrust laws. One big industry that is: insurance. This means that on […]

10 Seconds Can Change Everything. Case and Point: Michigan Football

Michigan should have had it in the bag. 10 seconds. They had possession of the football and a 2 point lead with 10 seconds left on the clock. Fourth and 2 at midfield. Victory was within their grasp after a hard fought out gridiron battle with Michigan State in one of country’s deepest college football […]

Families Avoiding Financial Distress After Injury Through Legal Funding

Hardworking Americans are living on the financial edge. With 76% of households living paycheck-to-paycheck, families are stretching even farther to reach the American Dream. This struggle isn’t limited to those who are truly impoverished. According to a recent Brookings Institution study, nearly two-thirds of households living “hand-to-mouth” are middle-class families that own homes and save […]