My Top 10 Non-Sugar Treats for Halloween


Posted on 15th October 2012 by Rita in NCL News & Events

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Want to be the “Cool” House on the block this Halloween Night? I have been that house for a few years now – The one who hands out fun goodies for Halloween (instead of candy). If you’re thinking this is not a good idea. Wondering what kind of reactions you will see at your door?… I’m here to tell you I have experienced happy kiddos year after year.

Kids remember that I’m the one who gave out the “FUN” stuff the year before. It’s great to watch how excited the kiddos get when they receive a toy as their treat. Many times, after receiving their goody, they are so amazed they just can’t help (more…)

What does Longer Life Expectancy Mean for You?


Posted on 28th September 2012 by Rita in Annuities |Retirement and Estate Planning

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Technological and medical breakthroughs seem to be continually moving at a rapid pace today, when compared to 10 years ago. With all this new development, people are living healthier and longer. I recently saw a headline: “HIV -patients’ life expectancy rises” and read the article “How Long Do You Want to Live?” via: The New York Times – Sunday Review. Which re-enforces we are not only living longer but, also living longer and better with disease.

Many of us can expect to live to a ripe old age, what does this all mean for you personally in terms of retirement? Planning for this time of our lives has become increasingly important. The nest egg you may have stashed away for retirement years can fall short if it was not designed to last somewhere between (more…)

Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro – Life Insurance Awareness Month


Posted on 7th September 2012 by Rita in Life Insurance

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Buddy Valastro, star of the American reality television series “Cake Boss” is well aware of how hard things are when the breadwinner suddenly passes away and there is no life insurance policy.

September is Life Insurance Awareness month and Buddy is sharing his thoughts on having a backup plan and his real life experience. Having a backup plan in life is much the same as on his Cake Boss television series. A finished cake may crash to the floor, leaving nothing to chance Buddy has a backup plan. He has an extra supply of cake and icing flowers ready to create a new cake, just in case.

Learning from a parents mistake: Buddy shares his real life story of his father’s premature death and what he did to keep the family business (Carlos Bake Shop) running during a tragic time. The struggles and what he is doing now for his wife and children today to prevent them from the same experience he went through.


Cake Boss Buddy Valastro


Read more…
Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro’s Real Life Story [PDF]
10 Questions for Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro [PDF]
The Heart of the Matter-The value of the Life Insurance Industry [PDF]
Facts from LIMRA*-Life Insurance Awareness Month 2012 [PDF]

*LIMRA – Life Insurance and Market Research Association

Note: This blog is designed for general information purposes only. All information presented on this site should not be interpreted as legal advice and the author assumes no responsibility or liability for the actions taken or not taken by the readers based upon such information. For legal and tax advice contact your attorney or tax adviser.

Rita Sollie, Direct Insurance Representative with North Coast Life Insurance Company (NCL). No gimmicks or schemes here, just genuine and honest service. We don’t sell insurance, we solve problems. I welcome the opportunity to show you what NCL can do for your Life Insurance and Financial needs.
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Pig Out in the Park – Spokane,WA


Posted on 21st August 2012 by Rita in NCL News & Events

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Pig out in the park, marks the end of summer for us locally in Spokane, WA. It is always an anticipated favorite event… you may want to spend the week before doing a little fasting because you will always enjoy more than you should from the many, many food options available to pick from.

With over 50 food booths and nothing over (more…)

What is Life Insurance – Defined


Posted on 16th August 2012 by Rita in Life Insurance

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Insurance that guarantees a sum of money to be paid out on the death of the insured or after a set period of time.

Life Insurance is a contract between an insurance policyholder and an insurer (company). The insurer promises to pay a sum of money typically to the beneficiary, upon the insured’s death.

The essential goal of life insurance is to provide (more…)