Three Cathedral students earn $2500 in scholarships from Catholic Financial Life for the 2018-2019 school year.

Three Cathedral students earned $2500 in scholarships from Catholic Financial Life for the 2018-2019 school year. High school and college scholarships are awarded based on service. The average hours of service for these Cathedral High School students was 59. (L to R): Sophomore Maddie Cler earned a $500 high school scholarship. Seniors Ben Treece (Butler University) and Kate Burnside (Colorado University) earned $1000 college scholarships.

Catholic Financial Life (CFL) sets aside a percentage of its earnings each year for Catholic grade school, Catholic high school and college scholarships for students who have a life insurance policy with CFL. This summer more than $264,000 will be awarded in educational scholarships to members for the 2018-2019 school year! Of the 244 high school applicants nation-wide, 164 received an award. One hundred sixty-five seniors competed for 80 college scholarships.

Seven Bishop Chatard High School students earned $4000 for the 2018-2019 school year from Catholic Financial Life.

Seven Bishop Chatard High School students earned $4000 for the 2018-2019 school year from Catholic Financial Life. Six underclassmen earned $500 each and averaged 87 hours of service while Senior Rachel Doyle (IUPUI) earned $1000 with 155 hours of service. (L to R): Rachel Doyle, Tom LeMark, Isaac LeMark, Max LeMark, Lucy Kellison and Margaret Doyle. Not pictured: Incoming freshman Kylie Nagel.

Catholic Financial Life (CFL) sets aside a percentage of its earnings each year for Catholic grade school, Catholic high school and college scholarships for students who have a life insurance policy with CFL. This summer more than $264,000 will be awarded in educational scholarships to members for the 2018-2019 school year!

High school and college scholarships are awarded based on service. Of the 244 high school applicants nation-wide, 164 received an award. One hundred sixty-five seniors competed for 80 college scholarships.

Seventeen Archdiocese of Indianapolis Students Awarded $3900 in Scholarships from Catholic Financial Life

Seventeen Archdiocese of Indianapolis Students were awarded $3900 in Scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year from Catholic Financial Life. Most students earned $200 scholarships while one high schooler from Seton Catholic School in Richmond earned a $500 scholarship.

Gemma LeMark, Christ the King Catholic School; Thomas Davey, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School;
Casey Newett, Harold Schoettle and Mary Schoettle, Nativity Catholic School; Quentin Gibson, St. Francis and Clare School;
Mary Belby and Patrick Belby, St. Luke Catholic School; Allison Donnelly, John Doyle, Dalton Fugate, Avery Nagel, Marissa Post and Jacqueline Quadrini, St. Pius X Catholic School; Alexander Gillum, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) Catholic School; and Josey Meeks and Katelyn Meeks, Seton Catholic School, Richmond.

Catholic Financial Life (CFL) sets aside a percentage of its earnings each year for Catholic grade school, Catholic high school and college scholarships for students who have a life insurance policy with CFL. This summer more than $264,000 will be awarded in educational scholarships to members for the 2018-2019 school year!

Staggering in Life (in a good way)

I have had more than one client bring their 10- or 20-year level term life insurance policy to me with less than a year left on the term, wanting me to write them again. I’m always happy to help, but sometimes ‘waiting until the proverbial 11th hour’ can cause some problems. Sometimes there has been a change in health. And many times, the years have come with a few pounds or some new medications–all of which can impact the renewal rate.

It’s a better strategy to buy several smaller term policies and stagger their termination dates so that ‘not all your eggs are in one basket.’ It gives you a lot more upside if there is some health or lifestyle change.

To learn more about your current life insurance policy, term or whole life, contact Gordon Smith at St. Joseph Agency at 317.564.4949 or gsmith@stjosephagency.com.