Podcast Episode 17: Insurance Mistakes and Misconceptions

by Financial Design Studio, Inc. / May 15, 2023

What happens if the worst case scenario comes true? Insurance helps you avoid that risk, but it can be its own nightmare to deal with. In this episode, we explore what each type of insurance covers and common mistakes to watch out for.

Experienced Fee Only Financial Advisors in Barrington Illinois
Trevore Meyer, CFP®, and Michelle Smalenberger, CFP®

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Key Moments

1:46 Lighting round: most common insurance mistakes

5:52 Why doesn’t FDS sell insurance?

9:36 Insurance is all about worst case scenarios.

15:45 Why is the net worth statement such an important factor?

17:15 About home, auto, and renters or property and causality.

22:05 About life insurance.

25:01 About disability insurance.

27:21 About health insurance.

28:36 Are there alternatives to insurance?

Links for Insurance Mistakes and Misconceptions

Trevore references the Illinois Tax Code for giving insurance advice. Check out section 215 ILCS 5/500-15, B to read this law.

Learn how to calculate and build on your net worth statement.

Your beneficiaries matter, learn how to check and change who they are.

Open enrollment is when you get to change your employer insurance policies.

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Credits for Episode 17

Executive Producer : Anna Lewis

Host : Michelle Smalenberger, CFP®

Guest : Trevore Meyer, CFP®

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We are financial advisors in Deer Park and Barrington, IL. A team with a passion for helping others design a path to financial success — whatever success means for you. Each of our unique insights fit together to create broad expertise, complete roadmaps, and creative solutions. We have seen the power of having a financial plan, and adjusting that plan to life. The result? Freedom from worrying about the future so you can enjoy today.