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A Filipino-European American, Armando lives in the United States with his wife and children. He’s worked in food retail, food service, information technology, pre-hospital emergency medicine, consumer electronics retail, federal law enforcement, and insurance advocacy and education.

After his father died in 2014 from an aggressive form of Alzheimer’s disease…

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The thought of Life Insurance makes most people cringe, but it’s not about you (the insured), it’s about the people you love (your beneficiaries).

Who Needs Life Insurance:

This broad list applies to people who are:

  • Single.
  • Life partnered.
  • Married.
  • The breadwinner of a life partnership or marriage.
  • The stay-at-home life partner or spouse.

What can life insurance help pay?

  1. House.
  2. Car.
  3. Mortgage.
  4. Rent.
  5. Vehicle loan.
  6. Utility bills.

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As I reflect on my years as a scholastic chess club coach for a private school, my focus was on chess etiquette, fundamentals, strategy, and tactics. What I realize now, but failed to recognize then, was the need to properly educate my students on nutrition, exercise, and adequate sleep, especially…

Armando Almase

Husband, father, and friend. Analyst and storyteller. Licensed advocate and educator. Published book author. Former EMS professional and LEO.

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