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April 3, 2020 | The Friday Five

April 3, 2020



The Friday Five for April 3, 2020:

  • Some Good News
  • CARES Act Stimulus Checks
  • Mental Health Minute
  • Brothers Cuomo and Mom’s Sauce
  • Girl Scouts Cookie Care


Mentioned in this episode:


Andrew Cuomo to Chris: You’re the meatball of the family

Girl Scouts Cookie Care – Buy or Donate Cookies 🍪

Girl Scout Cookies Offering Home Delivery

How to make your own yeast for baking

Social Security recipients who don’t usually file tax returns will automatically get $1,200 payments, Treasury says in reversal

Some Good News (Instagram)

Some Good News (Twitter)

Some Good News (Youtube)

Stop Trying to Be Productive

Unsifted – The Bread Lab at Washington State University

When will you get your stimulus cash, and how?


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The latest from Ritter’s Blog:


Guiding Your Agency Through COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus has effectively changed the way the United States operates for the foreseeable future. With business closures and travel restrictions, the potential to harm small businesses like insurance agencies is obvious and potentially devastating. But, with the right combination of planning and flexibility — and a dash of help from your friendly FMO — it doesn’t have to derail your agency’s productivity.

How to Successfully Set SMART Goals

Setting goals is great way to keep your business on track with a clear path ahead. We recommend setting goals at the beginning of each plan year to help you flourish in the year to come.

Ritter and Carrier Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 virus has effectively changed the way the United States operates for the foreseeable future. A compilation of information from the carriers Ritter supports regarding their capacity to continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have some strict rules on what agents can and cannot say during Medicare sales appointments, but pulling them out of the dense Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines (MCMG) can be tough and time-consuming. Here are some examples to help simplify things!

More People Working Past Age 65: What It Means for Agents Selling Medicare Plans

For agents selling Medicare plans, the stereotypical prospect has been someone with graying hair, approaching the age of 65 or already past it, and retired. There have always been those who don’t fit this stereotype; however, lately, you’ve probably noticed more of them.


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