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LifestyleArielle Elysse Gingerbread Recipe

Every holiday season, my girls and I make these yummy gingerbread cookies for Santa! It is easy, delicious, and a lot of fun to make. It is our annual family tradition to make every Christmas eve, so Santa gets freshly baked cookies with his hot cocoa right before he drops off our gifts and goes back to the north pole with our elves! We hope you enjoy making these cookies together as much as we do! Arielle & Elysse’s Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

September 30th, 2022
LifestyleHappy Birthday, Peachie!

To an awesome CEO and a person of the utmost standard, happy birthday to you! Your team at Peach Insurance Services wishes you a wonderful day. Thank you for your leadership. Cheers!

September 29th, 2022
Hot TopicsOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness month!

For the month of October, my team and I hope to help the National Breast Cancer Foundation and all breast cancer warriors out there to spread the word about breast cancer. Below you will find some helpful books and information from the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

September 29th, 2022
Hot TopicsA thank you message from Peachie as president of NAIFA NE FL

Peachie was inspired by the positive feedback and number of attendees for NAIFA NE FL’s September luncheon.

September 23rd, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep#22: Disability Insurance w/ Michael Prothe

In this episode, Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews someone who has been in the financial services industry for over 28 years, Michael Prothe, Brokerage Sales Director for Disability Insurance of Mutual of Omaha. Michael has over 15 years of experience as a financial advisor and 13 years in the disability insurance world. They talk about the value of having disability insurance as a tool to protect your income.

September 19th, 2022
LifestyleNAIFA Leadership in Life Institute 2022

If you’re an entrepreneur, leader, or simply want to lead a purposeful life, I urge you to go through this journey of intense self-discovery, learning and being vulnerable enough to forge lifetime friendships while improving to become a better leader and person.

September 15th, 2022
LifestylePeach Insurance Services is a proud sponsor of the Pine Island Academy Dolphins and partner of the PIAPTO

I am stoked to be able to support Pine Island Academy, as an official Partners in Education sponsor. I am so grateful for the local families that come to me for life, long term, disability insurance, and annuity planning needs. It is such an honor to be serving my neighbors and community.

September 15th, 2022
Hot TopicsPeachie's Quick Interview by Jacksonville Jaguars Former Linebacker, Tom McManus!

Peachie was invited to guest on Tom McManus' show, The Horse's Mouth.

September 15th, 2022
Hot TopicsWatch Peachie Speak at the XYPN Live 2022!

Take a break from working IN your business to work ON your business! Join Peachie and XYPN in Denver, Colorado. Hear a real-life story of a financial advisor and a real case study! Join Peachie and a powerhouse of women Bridget Grimes, Brooklyn Brock and Jonah Toleno, as they talk about emergency continuity planning for financial advisors. #XYPNLIVE 2022 Home (xyplanningnetwork.com)

September 15th, 2022
CoursesWatch Peachie Speak at the FPA of Northeast Florida Annual Conference

Peachie will be the closing speaker at the FPA of Northeast Florida’s Annual Conference on October 6 at the University of North Florida.

September 13th, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep#21: Entrepreneurship & Legal Considerations w/ Richard L. Brooks II, Esq.

In this episode, Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews someone who comes from the legal profession with a strong business background and understands the excitement and struggle of a new business venture, Richard Brooks II, Esq., the founder of St. Augustine Law Group. They talk about the value of an attorney in the early stages of the business and practical concepts of entrepreneurship.

September 6th, 2022
Hot TopicsSeptember is Life Insurance Awareness Month!

September is well-celebrated in the insurance industry as Life Insurance Awareness month. As someone who has been in this industry for 25 years, I have processed claims and seen firsthand what it means for the loved ones left behind to receive a life insurance check during such a difficult time.

September 1st, 2022
Hot TopicsSo glad you’re back!

We are stoked to show you our official logo refresh! Tell us what you think. But wait! This is just the beginning. Something much cooler than our new logo is coming up. Stay tuned for more updates.

August 31st, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep#20: Volatility w/ Chad Holmes, CPA, CFP®

Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews someone who has over a decade of experience in finance and accounting, Chad Holmes, CPA, CFP® of Formula Wealth. They talk about the volatility of the stock market and how it affects your investments.

August 23rd, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep#19: Financial Planning Profession for Career Changers w/ Hannah Moore, CFP

In this episode, Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews a trailblazer in the financial services industry who is the catalyst for a program for aspiring financial planners, Ms. Hannah Moore, CFP. They talked about budgeting blocks, virtual externship, and career change.

August 9th, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Show now on iHeart!

Just Peachie Show's podcast version is now live on iHeart for your listening pleasure. You may now listen to the show using iHeart Podcast, Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple or Google Podcasts.

July 27th, 2022
Hot TopicsPeach Insurance Services Celebrates Year Two!

On July 15th, we celebrated our 2nd year anniversary! I am very grateful for your continued support and belief in me and my team. I am thrilled to announce that we will be launching our proprietary Peach App soon so stay tuned for that!

July 26th, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep#18: Real Estate & Airbnb Investment w/ Andrea Ducharme

In this episode, Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews an Airbnb ambassador and expert in short-term and long-term rental investing, Ms. Andrea Ducharme. They talked about real estate investing and managing Airbnb rentals.

July 22nd, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep#17: Financial Considerations for Immigrants w/ Jane Mepham

In this episode, Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews someone who is passionate about simplifying wealth management and making it accessible to everybody, Ms. Jane Mepham. They talk about the cultural differences of immigrants and how financial advisors can help.

July 12th, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep#16: The State of Flow w/Jordan A. Hutchinson

Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews someone who is an expert in the topic of 'flow' and Head of Product at Shaping Wealth, Mr. Jordan Hutchinson

June 28th, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep#15: How to Counter Inflation w/Blaine Thiederman, MBA, CFP®

In this episode, Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews Blaine Thiederman, MBA, CFP® who is an award winning tax and financial planning expert specialized in helping high-earning individuals. They tackled ways on how to counter inflation.

June 14th, 2022
Just Peachie Show Just Peachie Ep#14: Student Loans w/Ryan Frailich, CFP®

In this episode, Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews Ryan Frailich, CFP® who aspires to help people who feel overwhelmed with their finances, always wondering if they're making mistakes and are taken advantage of or shut out by our financial institutions.

June 1st, 2022
CoursesJoin Peachie at the NAIFA-FL Financial Advisors Sales Symposium

I am excited to speak at the 2022 NAIFA-FL Financial Advisors Sales Symposium along with 3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and NBC Sportscaster, Rowdy Gaines and a strong line-up of speakers such as Susan Combs, Dr. Vasco Valov, Tony Moore, Bryon Holz, Joe Jordan and Harlan Accola.

May 20th, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep#13: Opioids and Finances w/Cheryl Canzanella, CLU, ChSNC, LUTCF

Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews Ms. Cheryl Canzanella, CLU, ChSNC, LUTCF who is passionate about educating people on the financial consequences of the opioid epidemic, and has been in the insurance brokerage business for 23 years.

May 13th, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep#12: Raising Empowered and Compassionate Kids w/Jo Lawson

Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews a dedicated educator, Jo Lawson, Director and Facilitator of Sapna Academy. They talk about self-directed learning and its benefits for the development of children and its difference from traditional learning. Empowerment of children and instilling a sense of compassion and empathy were also one of the topics.

May 3rd, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep#11: Prioritizing Health for High Performance w/ Dr. Vasco Valov

Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews Dr. Vasco Valov, Founder of Abundant Life Health Center and awesome health guru. They talk about how he helps high performers and some health tips for people desiring to get healthy

April 18th, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep#10: Financial Planning for Busy Professionals w/ Katie Burke, CFP®

Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews Katie Burke, CFP® President and founder of Method Financial Planning and co-founder of Equita. They talk about time management and balancing Katie's roles as a mother of two young boys and running two businesses. They also discussed what Equita does for women financial planners.

April 4th, 2022
LifestyleWomen Empowerment Celebration

Peachie presented to the Malayalee Association of North Florida about Women Empowerment. What a great way to celebrate this Women's month!

March 25th, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep#9: Meal Planning w/ Alexia Lewis

Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews certified health coach, personal trainer and owner of keeping health simple club, Ms. Alexia Lewis. They talk about meal planning, eating healthy and sticking to the plan to stay fit and energetic in all aspects of life.

March 22nd, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep#8: Women and Financial Planning w/ Bridget Venus Grimes, CFP®

Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews successful fee-only advisor for female lawyers and women executives, author of Corner Office Choices, co-founder of Equita Financial Network, and someone who believes that women are unstoppable, Bridget Venus Grimes, CFP®. They talked about financial issues of professional women especially women in executive positions. Financial anxiety was also tackled during their discussion.

March 7th, 2022
Life InsuranceInsurance for Businesses Bonus Success Story: Solution for solo practitioners

Successful business owners need ways to protect their companies, compete for top talent, reward employees and plan for a financially secure future. An excellent financial planner understands these needs and know the various roles insurance play in these situations. This is the "bonus success" story after I finished a 5-part series dedicated to businesses and the role of life insurance in solving some of the concerns of business owners.

March 1st, 2022
LifestylePeachie's Delicious Filipino Lumpia Recipe

Happy Birthday, Brooklyn! For Brooklyn's birthday, I am giving her my lumpia recipe! Brooklyn is one of my awesome financial advisors whom I also consider my friend. She is a foodie like me and expressed the desire to cook Filipino food for her husband. So, what better way to start than giving her my lumpia recipe. If you're reading this, then it's your lucky day because here, you will find my Filipino lumpia recipe. And who doesn't love lumpia???

February 25th, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep#7: The Financial Planning Profession w/ Ron Heymann, Jr. CFP®, ChFC

Peachie interviews University of North Florida's Financial Planning Director, Mr. Ron Heymann, Jr. CFP®, ChFC. They talk about UNF's financial planning program, types of financial advisors and career options for students and career changers as well as what is the best part of being a financial planner.

February 22nd, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep6: Business Continuation Planning for Financial Planners w/ Brooklyn Brock CFP®, CEPA®, ChFC®, CKA®

Peachie Thompson, AALU, ALMI, ACS of Peach Insurance Services interviews financial planning industry trailblazer, Brooklyn Brock, CFP®, CEPA®, ChFC®, CKA® of Ellevate Advisors. They talk about a key pain point of many financial planners and business owners: succession and emergency exit planning. They also discuss, Brooklyn's unique business model. This episode is for financial planners, and they will answer the question: "Why do financial planners need another financial planner to help them?" but, if you are a business owner, some of what they talk about may also apply to you. Enjoy!

February 10th, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep5: An Integrated Approach to Wealth Management with Beverly Whitman, CPA, CFP® and Adam Drake, CFA

Peachie interviews an amazing pair of financial professionals. Beverly Whitman, CPA, CFP® of Whitman Wealth Management and Adam Drake, CFA of Highland Investment Advisors. They talk about what it means to have tax, financial and investment planning under one roof as well as what happens when you do have them integrated. Also, here you will learn one key difference between a fee-based financial planner and fee-only financial planner.

January 24th, 2022
Life InsuranceInsurance for Businesses Series: Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (SERP) Non-qualified Deferred Compensation

Successful business owners need ways to protect their companies, compete for top talent, reward employees and plan for a financially secure future. An excellent financial planner understands these needs and know the various roles insurance play in these situations. This is the fifth one of a 5-part series dedicated to businesses and the role of life insurance in solving some of the concerns of business owners.

January 18th, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Show now on Audible & Amazon Music!

Just Peachie Show's podcast version is now live on Audible & Amazon Music for your listening pleasure. You may now listen to the show using either Audible, Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple or Google Podcasts.

January 11th, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Show Now on Spotify!

Just Peachie Show's podcast version is now live on Spotify for your listening pleasure. You may now listen to the show using either Spotify, Apple or Google Podcasts.

January 10th, 2022
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep4: Innovation with Sara Frasca

Peachie interviews global innovation expert and award-winning entrepreneur, Ms. Sara Frasca. They talk about innovation, how to think outside the box, a positive disruption tool and how a restaurant called Trasca & Eatery thrived during the recent pandemic.

January 10th, 2022
Hot TopicsHappy New Year!

Happy New Year from our house to your house!

December 30th, 2021
Hot TopicsMerry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

We wish you and your family a MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

December 15th, 2021
Hot TopicsThankful For You

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22nd, 2021
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Show Now on Google Podcasts!

Just Peachie Show's podcast version is now live on Google Podcasts for your listening pleasure. You may now listen to the show using either Apple or Google Podcasts.

November 3rd, 2021
Long Term CareNovember is Long Term Care Awareness Month

Here is a short video about Long Term Care from Mutual of Omaha, one of the many carriers we represent.

November 1st, 2021
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep3: Cross-border Financial Planning w/ Marina Hernandez EA, CFP®, CEPA

Peachie and Marina talk about global financial planning and some things to think about before becoming a US citizen. Learn about tax requirements, financial considerations and insurance planning if you are a Swiss American living in the US or a Swiss citizen living in the US. Curious about Comilonas?

October 26th, 2021
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Show Now on Apple Podcasts!

Just Peachie Show's podcast version is now live on Apple Podcast for your listening pleasure. Google and Spotify coming very soon.

October 15th, 2021
Hot TopicsWomen Empowering Women

Women Empowering Women in Nocatee continues to grow. We held our 3rd event/first conference at the Link. We had amazing speakers. Ponte Vedra Recorder wrote a nice article about the group.

October 15th, 2021
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep2: A glimpse into a fiduciary financial advisor's mind w/ Sean Guldi, CFP ®

What is a fiduciary financial advisor? What are the questions to ask when interviewing potential financial advisors? What is a fee-only advisor? How do financial advisors get paid? Peachie interviews B&C Financial advisors, Chief Investment Officer Sean Guldi, CFP®. In this episode, they will answer these questions and talk about the current interest rate environment, alternative investments as well as what to do with the potential tax law changes in the horizon.

October 11th, 2021
Hot TopicsWhat's Your Plan? Insurance or Online Fundraising

Find out what consumers control, which factors have a big impact on insurance pricing and some things to consider when planning for the unexpected.

September 27th, 2021
Life InsuranceInsurance for Businesses Series: Split Dollar

An excellent financial planner understands that business owners need ways to protect their companies, compete for top talent, reward employees and plan for a financially secure future then they know the various roles insurance play in these situations. This is the fourth one of a 5-part series dedicated to businesses and the role of life insurance in solving some of the concerns of business owners.

September 16th, 2021
Hot TopicsSeptember is Life Insurance Awareness Month!

September is well celebrated in the insurance industry as the Life Insurance Awareness month. This year, Jacksonville's mayor did something awesome!

September 8th, 2021
Just Peachie ShowJust Peachie Ep1: Wills, Trust & Estates with Bill O'Leary, ESQ

Is estate planning just for the super wealthy? When and how do I get a will done? What is a trust? Peachie interviews esteemed estate planning attorney Bill O'Leary. In this inaugural episode, they demystify trusts, wills and estates for you.

August 31st, 2021
Life InsuranceInsurance for Businesses Series: Executive Bonus Plan

An excellent financial planner understands that business owners need ways to protect their companies, compete for top talent, reward employees and plan for a financially secure future then they know the various roles insurance play in these situations. This is the third one of a 5-part series dedicated to businesses and the role of life insurance in solving some of the concerns of business owners.

August 27th, 2021
Just Peachie ShowBehind the scenes of the Just Peachie Show

Peachie shares the genesis of the Just Peachie show and what she hopes to deliver to her viewers.

August 26th, 2021
Just Peachie ShowPeachie is on YouTube!

Have you ever done something you never thought you would do? Here, I share a short version of how I decided to have my own YouTube channel to help demystify insurance, taxes, finance and lifestyle for the consumers.

August 3rd, 2021
Hot TopicsWe've Moved!

After celebrating our first year anniversary, we have moved to an innovation hub in the heart of Nocatee Town Center, Ponte Vedra!

July 28th, 2021
Hot TopicsPeach Insurance Services Celebrates One Year!

We are grateful for you, as we celebrate the first year anniversary of Peach Insurance Services, LLC.

July 15th, 2021
Hot TopicsHelping stay at home moms re-enter the workforce

Here's an interview done by Ms. Dee Omahen of Ponte Vedra Parkbench where I share my vision for Peach Insurance Services as it relates to my own community.

July 8th, 2021
Life InsuranceInsurance for Businesses Series: Loss of Key Employee

An excellent financial planner understands that business owners need ways to protect their companies, compete for top talent, reward employees and plan for a financially secure future then they know the various roles insurance play in these situations. This is the second one of a 5-part series dedicated to businesses and the role of life insurance in solving some of the concerns of business owners.

July 5th, 2021
Life InsuranceInsurance for Businesses Series: Buy-Sell Agreement

How can you help business owners with ways to protect their companies, compete for top talent, reward employees and plan for a financially secure future? An excellent financial planner understands these needs and know the various roles insurance play in these situations. This is the first one of a 5-part series dedicated to businesses and the role of life insurance in solving some of the concerns of business owners.

July 1st, 2021
LifestyleSpeed Networking Tips

Ever wonder if speed networking events are for you? Learn about it here as well as how to prepare, what to expect before and after the event.

June 9th, 2021
LifestyleGift Ideas For Your Graduate

On top of my favorite gifts to give are the gift of time, food and experience. If it is not possible to do this, do not worry! You probably also waited the last minute to buy a gift so, I'll share with you some of my favorite gifts to give. *Most* of them you could get via Amazon Prime (you're welcome!)

June 5th, 2021
Long Term CareHow much do long term care services cost?

Curious about the cost of long term care services? How about the actual cost in your state? Here, I'm sharing a personal experience with you as well as something that may help when planning for what may be the inevitable for some.

June 4th, 2021
Life InsuranceLife Insurance & Retirement Planning

It is critical for a financial advisor to help make sure clients do not outlive their retirement funds or that chronic illness does not derail a well thought-out financial plan. Could Life Insurance help with these matters?

June 3rd, 2021
Disability InsuranceDisability Insurance & Financial Planning

A disability could derail a very sound financial plan. The risk is actually more common than you think. 43% of people will have a disability event lasting up to 90 days or more by the time they are age 65.

May 25th, 2021
LifestylePeachie's Secret Bouillabaisse Recipe

Channel some French Provençal vibes by way of my secret recipe for Bouillabaisse. This seafood soup/fish stew is always a hit when I serve it. I recently made it and people kept asking me for the recipe so here it is for you to enjoy. Bon appetit!

May 21st, 2021
Hot TopicsHow the pandemic changed the way insurance is processed

Read my article that's been chosen and published by insurance industry leading magazine InsuranceNewsNet. In this article, I talk about how the pandemic paved the way for faster life insurance underwriting, what accelerated underwriting is, key pointers and some best practices for insurance advisors to use.

May 5th, 2021
Life InsuranceUnderstanding the difference between Group (employer) vs Individual life insurance

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018, 60% of employees have access to life insurance through work (aka group life insurance). How does this differ from "individual" life insurance and when does it make sense to purchase an individual policy?

April 28th, 2021
LifestyleGo ahead, roast that duck!

Have you ever cooked duck? I roasted a duck for the first time in my life just recently. It turned out really delicious and was a hit! My friends and family kept asking me for the recipe so I am sharing it with you. Enjoy!

April 22nd, 2021
Life InsuranceDoes a stay at home spouse need life insurance?

Do we have to insure both spouses or just the breadwinner? How much life insurance should a non-working spouse have? As an advisor, make sure you are well-equipped to discuss this sensitive topic.

April 21st, 2021
LifestyleHomemade Easter Egg Dye

The kids and I look forward to our annual tradition of Easter egg dyeing at home. Here, I'm sharing my easy homemade Easter egg dye recipe with you. Enjoy!

April 8th, 2021
Life InsuranceLife Insurance Covid-19 Restrictions Then & Now

When Covid-19 came, a group of people were instantly rejected for life, LTC or disability insurance. Recently, things have changed. Learn how it was and where the insurance industry is now when it comes to approving or denying prospects with the current Covid-19 environment.

April 2nd, 2021
Life InsuranceAccelerated Underwriting & The Advisor

Traditional underwriting typically takes an average of 30-90 days for completion. With technology paired with accelerated underwriting, that timeframe could be shortened to days, hours, sometimes even minutes. Learn how it could benefit you!

March 29th, 2021
Hot TopicsWhat the PRO ACT means for Independent Advisors

On March 9th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 842, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act along mostly party lines. This bill seeks to reform current labor law in a variety of areas. Why should we pay attention to it? What does it mean for independent insurance advisors and what does it mean for the consumers?

March 10th, 2021
CoursesUnderwriting & Product Selection Pre & Post Pandemic

This is an intermediate level course for licensed advisors. Learn the effects of underwriting on pricing, its relationship to product selection and processing of business during & after a pandemic.

March 1st, 2021
Hot TopicsPeach Insurance Services Launched

Industry veteran Peachie Thompson launched insurance services firm focused on consumer best interest for fee-only advisors and clients.

January 1st, 2021