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Aug

23.16

back-to-school-tips

It’s that time of year again. Yellow buses abound and children are headed back to the classroom. While this can be an exciting time (for both children and parents), starting a new grade and getting back into an academic state of mind can be taxing. Here are few tips to make the start of the school year a good one:

  • Talk it up! Some kids can’t wait to be back in school with their friends while others bemoan the fact that summer is coming to an end. One way to make your kids excited about going back to school is to talk about it in a positive way. Build excitement about the next grade, new teachers or perhaps a new school. Anticipation goes a long way so give them reasons to be psyched!
  • Get oriented. Attend open houses to meet teachers, any summer play dates or activities that might be scheduled and ask for a tour of the school if your child is a new student. The more your child knows about what his or her school year will look like, the less nervous he or she will be.
  • Stock up on school supplies. Check local papers for sales on back to school supplies and stock up if the deals are good. Odds are, the supplies on the initial list won’t last an entire school year, so grab some extras while prices are low. To give your child a sense of choice and ownership, make picking out school supplies a special event and let him or her pick up one or two inexpensive “extras.”
  • Get back on schedule. A week before school starts, try to get your kids back on a bedtime and wake up schedule. This will make things easier when the alarm sounds on the first day of school.
  • Prep the night before. Take the stress out of the mornings by preparing the night before. Pack backpacks and lunches. Choose an outfit for the following day. These small acts can save a lot of time on frantic mornings.
  • Keep the lines of communication open. In addition to finding out what your child did at school that day and what he or she learned, also ask questions about their friends and relationships. Talk to them about bullying and what to do if they experience it or see it happening to someone else. Let them know that they can come to you or another trusted adult if they have problems.

New Year, Fresh Start
Each new school year is an opportunity to make a fresh start, make new friends and learn new things. Being organized is key to managing the stress of juggling so many different aspects of family life. Now is the time to make a fresh start and make a plan you can stick to!


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Aug

22.16

button-down-dash

Check out these photos of runners hitting the streets August 6 for the Sixth Annual Button Down Dash 5K and 10K race benefitting the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services. Read about it here or see a video here.
Ninety-four racers from the Primerica Home Office participated in the event and each received a team T-shirt. Corey Carnhill was the team captain.

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Primerica sponsored two water stations — one on the race course and at the finish line.

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Aug

11.16

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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A+ (Superior) for Primerica, Inc., and its affiliates. “Primerica Life’s ratings recognize its status as one of the largest writers of term life insurance in the United States, with its strong market position attributable to its dedicated distribution affiliate, Primerica Financial Services, Inc.,” the release states. “This integrated distribution and operating platform included more than 106,000 life agents at the end of 2015. Primerica Life’s business profile in the United States and Canada is further reinforced by its experienced management team, which successfully built and supports its sizable sales force.”

Read the release.

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Jul

25.16

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Primerica leader, Asaad Faraj, of Southfield, MI, caught the “charity bug” early on in his career as a business-builder.* He joined Primerica in 1991 and by 2006, Asaad and his wife, Lois, had built a very successful Primerica business and had developed the habit of using a portion of their income to support the ministries and charities close to their heart. Then, Asaad got an invitation he couldn’t refuse.

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“About 10 years ago, my pastor’s son invited me to join him on a missions trip to the Dominican Republic,” Asaad says. “I wanted to say ‘no’ because I didn’t feel like the timing was right, but instead, I found myself saying ‘yes.’ What I saw during that trip changed my life. These people had nothing – they didn’t even have regular access to food – yet 20,000 of them came to this dusty field to hear the ministers speak. I remember looking out at them and seeing so much joy.”

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Making an Impact
Since that first venture, Asaad has been on a total of 32 missions trips to places around the world and his wife, Lois, and their three children have joined him for many. “Every time we come back from one of these trips, we are even more committed than ever to growing our business so we can help more people,” Asaad says. “On one of our trips to India, we were giving these toys and backpacks to some kids. These are children who are so poor that they’ve never seen a toy before. In fact, they had never even seen a bed before. It was so heartbreaking to see how hesitant they were to pick the toys up, like they expected someone to smack their hand away. We came home from that trip with a much clearer goal of growing our business like never before.”

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Travel with Purpose
Over the last decade, Asaad and Lois say they’ve gone to Haiti four times and India four times, as well as to locations in South and Central America. “We’ve seen the poorest of the poor, yet we’ve also seen the results of our impact on them,” says Asaad. “Our success with our Primerica business has allowed us to travel with purpose, to afford to be a blessing to people who truly have nothing, and to share the love of God with families around the world. To us, what we get to do with our income is worth everything it takes to build our business.”

*Primerica Representatives are independent contractors and are not employees of Primerica.

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Jul

18.16

south-beach

The 2016 Surge to South Beach trip was held July 7-11, 2016, at the beautiful Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. More than 400 couples enjoyed a three-night stay in gorgeous South Beach to network, share ideas and learn more about growing their businesses while basking in their success as some of Primerica’s top securities producers.

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Check out these sizzling hot photos HERE.

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