New Year's Resolution Tip Sheet: Ring in 2012 By Resolving to Help Protect Your Family’s Financial Future, Matrix Direct Says

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With the passing of a new year, millions of Americans make New Year's resolutions to get in better shape or reduce debt. Here are some helpful tips on how to help protect a family's financial future with term life insurance.

Matrix Direct, a leading direct marketer of term life insurance, offers tips on how consumers can help protect their family and loved ones during the coming year with reliable term life insurance coverage. The new year is typically a time when Americans set new goals, so it's a great time to think about helping protect a family's financial future.

By buying a term life insurance policy or another type of life insurance, consumers may find greater peace of mind knowing that their spouse, children, and others who depend on them financially will have some help when they are no longer there to provide.

While no amount of money can ever bring a deceased loved one back or erase the emotional pain caused by a death in the family, a life insurance policy can help ease the financial burden left on surviving family members.

Life insurance proceeds commonly are used to pay for outstanding mortgages or student loans, college funds, or for a surviving spouse to use in order to maintain a standard of living.

When consumers are ready to make 2012 the year they helped protect their family’s future, they should contact a Matrix Direct licensed life insurance agent for answers to questions, information and advice about what type of life insurance is best for them, and best of all, free and reliable life insurance quotes.

Top Five 2012 Resolutions
According to a recent online survey1, the top five resolutions made in the United States for 2012 are:    

● Be financially-savvy
● Read at least one book per month
● Eat more healthy foods
● Get enough sleep
● Keep a journal

Another recent survey by the U.S. government2 found these are some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions being made by Americans:

● Drink Less Alcohol
● Get a Better Education
● Get a Better Job
● Get Fit
● Lose Weight
● Manage Debt
● Manage Stress
● Quit Smoking
● Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
● Save Money
● Take a Trip
● Volunteer to Help Others

Commonly Broken Resolutions
Let’s face it: Most New Year’s resolutions are broken long before the end of the year, if not by the end of January. How many people have joined a gym on January 1st with the best intentions of keeping on track toward better health, only to find the gym pass buried in a pile of fast-food trash by February?

According to a Time magazine survey3, the most commonly broken resolutions are:

● Lose Weight and Get Fit
● Quit Smoking
● Learn Something New
● Eat Healthier and Diet
● Get Out of Debt and Save Money
● Spend More Time with Family
● Travel to New Places
● Be Less Stressed
● Volunteer
● Drink Less

About Matrix Direct
Matrix Direct, Inc. is one of the country’s leading life insurance agencies. Over five million Americans have contacted Matrix Direct for the best term life insurance quotes. Matrix Direct, Inc. is a subsidiary of American General Life Insurance Company, Houston, TX and an affiliate of The United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York, NY, NY. Agency services provided by Matrix Direct Insurance Services in CA (#0B57619), ME, MA, and OK; Matrix Direct Insurance Agency, Inc. in UT; and Matrix Direct, Inc. in AR(#246412) and all other states, except SD.

Sources:
1: http://www.slideshare.net/RESOLUTIONSNEWYEAR2012/resolution-for-new-year-2012-tips-for-resolutions-for-new-year-2012. December 12, 2011.
2: http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/New-Years-Resolutions.shtml. December 15, 2011.
3: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2040218,00.html. December 20, 2011.

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