I intend to post a link to this quiz weekly for life underwriters who are serious about improving their knowledge base.
I scored 70%.
Should have been 80% but I clicked the wrong button. I knew the answer but answered the question incorrectly. I had the same problem in college!
My parents (both in their 80’s) moved in and began a whole food, plant-based diet. The outcome? It’s never too late overcome serious health issues!
For the first time in modern history, the most common living arrangement for young adults is living in their parents’ homes. But where is the practice most common?
Do you know what skin cancer really looks like? … Are you sure?
The video located in the website link above is a must see. Wonderful story!
Welcome to peak insanity.
You might ask what does this have to do with underwriting? Great question. Here’s your answer:
Back during the savings and loan crisis in the US (yes, I’m old) I remember seeing lots of lender initiated life insurance applications to cover mortgage debt. The applications were made years after the loans were on the books. One app sticks in my mind. Like any good underwriter I asked for and received a financial statement. The valuation of the real estate seemed high to me. I told the underwriter to decline the case based on inadequate finances. I was questioned on my decision.
One of the properties (there were multiple properties listed on the balance sheet) was in the same city the underwriter lived in. I said go drive by the house and you tell me if you think it’s worth $800,000 based upon appearance and location. The next day he walked into my office.
“It’s an empty lot.”
Hey, at least there are buildings on this $7.2 million property in Vancouver!