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All courses above are approved by the CA Dept of Insurance for the cited credit hours toward the designated Insurance License(s). E-book only with exam. We will email the course package to you. No sales tax or shipping/handling on this one. We give you the savings. Ethics is required every two years; 8-Hours Annuities required (See CyberCE "Check Here" button), then 4-Hours Annuities every two years if you plan to or are selling Annuities products. Home Valuation is required for licensees who are/plan to be involved in that arena.




(All courses are approved by the California Department of Insurance) 

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AML Course Offers Double Benefit

Our new Anti-Money Laundering Course has been approved by the CA Dept. of Insurance for six (06) units of (designated/required) Ethics -- to meet the every-two-years requiremen three (03) units requirement. It can also double as the AML course required by certain agencies/carriers for CA agents/brokers of all insurance license types. You can buy it here for $6.00. Only18 multiple-choice or True-False questions. Easy and inexpensive. Try it out. Get a double bonus -- one course with two positive outcomes!  



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for CA PL/PC Licensees

Our Home Valuation Continuing Education Course has been approved by the CA Dept. of Insurance as a designated course for HV professionals. At $4.00, this is a bargain-priced, designated course for Personal Lines Agents and P&C agents/brokers. Order here, only twelve 12 multiple-choice, T/F questions. Informative but easy to complete. 






* Insurance & the Technology Revolution, 4 units, $4.00, for all CA licenses.























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'Because of Him'

      A Teenaged Girl Pays

      Tribute to Her Dad...

       by Hailey Y.

 Age 13


When we were kids, we had all the confidence in the world.


Do you remember that?


I remember:


* Wearing goofy glasses,

* Feeling like the most beautiful princess in the world,

* Running through the grass and having the time of my life,

* How I could not let anyone stop me,

* Loving who I was.


But as I grew older my clothes got darker; I stayed inside more. I isolated myself from everyone and went to a really dark place where I constantly hated myself. I didn’t like how I looked or acted. I constantly avoided my family, and I let people walk all over me so that they wouldn’t think I was mean.


The thing is, I hated someone who I didn’t know. I had lost my identity; I didn’t know who I was. I went from phase to phase, trying to become the best at whatever I was obsessed with at the time. I put myself in a box.


The moment I realized I was not the best at each thing, I quit. Every single time I quit, my confidence went lower and lower, until I had none. With my confidence at its lowest and my thoughts racing at full speed, I was ready to throw it all away. To give up. I knew that I couldn’t keep living like this.


However, as I was about to give up, my dad stepped in to rescue me. Encouragement, support, time itself, he had it all. Whenever my self esteem was low, he gave me the encouragement I needed to pull me back up. He supported me on my decisions and always had time to watch scary movies with me.


When I had something I needed to figure out he was there to talk, regardless of where he was. Even when I felt like I would never get out of that dark spot, he never gave up on me. Because of him, I learned;


* That I can pursue my passions without being the best at them,

* How to be confident in myself as well as my interests.

* How to be confident in who I am while bringing others up with me,

* How to stand up for what is right while having compassion toward others.


Because of my father — my hero — I want to give myself a future and make it in life. I cannot thank my father enough for never giving up on me when I was in that dark place and helping me find out — and love — my identity.


About the author: Hailey Y. Is a middle-schooler who recently attended ComicCon and wants to produce horror films sometime in the not-too-distant future.


@ Copyright Nov. 12, 2019, by Hailey Y., in care of J.L.Y. Public Relations, Sycamore Press Div., El Cajon, CA 92021



The San Diego Floating Airport (Five Novels) Series 

By Eric Matus (Copyright 2014, El Cajon, CA)

Review #1


About the Author

     Eric Matus: Engineer/



Reviewed by James L. Young (Oct. 02, 2019)


San Diego, CA—Usually a book review focuses on the storyline and dynamics of the book itself. This work deserves that attention, but in this case the author’s life experience(s) come to the fore, adding to the authenticity and credibility of the story itself.


Author Eric Matus is an engineering, electronics and computing fanatic who loves all things technical. It started — in his own words ‘’...since I helped my brother blow out every fuse in our house working on his science fair display...” Graduated from high school, he trained as an electronic technician with the U.S. Coast Guard then served with the U.S. Navy building on 20+ years of military service and retiring as a Chief Petty Officer.


From there he worked on computer information and telecommunication systems for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Naval Warfare Command (SPAWAR). Most of his military and civilian public services was based in and around San Diego, CA.


Matus has a long history as an adventurer and sportsman. His love of sports that utilize air, water, and land have seen him as a regular hang gliding at Torrey Pines Gilderport off the cliffs over the Pacific Ocean, that is until a freak accident resulted in his suffering a broken back. Also, an an experienced sailor, snowboarder, jet skier — water and snow — snowboarder, and motorcycle enthusiast. At this writing Matus was recuperating from the back injury and back into sailing on a limited scale.

In San Diego, Eric began to track S.D. County’s “woes in trying to find a place to build an airport expansion since Lindbergh Field (old name for S.D. International Airport) is downtown with no room for growth and neighborswho don’t want it to grow.” His research combined with his penchant for writing novels and short stories led to the five- books San Diego Floating Airport Series.


During his research Eric found a story in the S.D. Union-Tribune Newspaper about the San Diego Floating Airport concept as presented by two professors air Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla (S.D.), CA. Their plan was based on a design proposed by an engineer from the University of California, San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering some 30 years earlier.


The idea was re-introduced in 2007 and again in 2011, when a multi-use floating airport and marine terminal were proposed. The proposals were rejected by the County as too expensive, too risky, and/or not logistically feasible, Matus found.


Next he came across an article on contour crafting citing how a University of Southern California professor had combined a concrete nozzle and boom pump with a hydraulic boom and caterpillar tracks, controlled by a CAD/CAM application, like a 3D printer would do. All this combined with a special concrete mix “could ‘draw’ the walls in concrete for a house in a single day,” Matus cited.


He realized that building the San Diego Floating Airport from modules utilizing a scaled-up version of the contour crafting concept would save huge wads of money construction-wise. Further research into articles about sea level rise convinced the author of another reason to consider the floating airport as viable. “In 50 years there could be saltwater puddling on Lindbergh Field’s runway,” he concluded.


The first novel in the series was written while Congress was debating sequestration, and, therefore, he was temporarily out of work. He hopes his book(s) will help to “reinvigorate the debate around building the San Diego Floating Airport.”


To order: https://www.amazon.com/San-Diego-Floating-Airport-Book/dp/1521986533




Reviewer’s Profile: James L. Young, is a San Diego, CA-based journalist, editor, small press publisher, and freelance writer. A CA-licensed Property-Casualty insurance broker/agent, he specializes in writing, publishing, and administering insurance continuing education courses. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, Young was a Seabee journalist in-country and in Gulfport, MS, where his unit MCB-121 was home- based and which awarded him The Battalion Commendation for excellence in journalism. He is a former reporter for the (former) San Diego Evening Tribune and has written for/edited other publications — local and national. For seven years he was a full-time advisor and consultant for freelance writers. He is a 1966 B.A. in Journalism graduate of San Diego State College (now University) and earned the Master of Religious Education Degree from CA-based Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Contact Young at jyoungreadthis@gmail.com or via his website at www.insuranceproguides.com.


@ Copyright October 2, 2019, by James L. Young, InsuranceProsGuides.com.

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   The Insurance Professionals Guides are continuing education (c.e.) courses for the insurance industry. Our premier course is The Insurance Professional's Ethics Guide by James "Jim" L.  Young, JLY Public Relations: Sycamore Press Division,* Owner/Director.
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     Jim worked over eight years in c.e. sales and administration, and as a liaison to the California Department of Insurance for a top Southern California insurance vocational school.  An active CA-Licensed Property-Casualty Agent-Broker 12 years, he is a licensed property-casualty broker-agent in California, an author/editor/publisher of insurance c.e. text books, and the originator/administrator of the "Continuing Education Forum for CA Insurance Agents & Brokers" on Linkedin.
A journalism school graduate of San Diego State College (now University), Jim's 40+ years of experience include also --  print journalist, freelance writer, newspaper and magazine editor, photographer, publisher, media rep., public relations account executive, corporate p.r. director, writer's association executive and mentor to other writers, and authors .
    Jim has written and/or edited for several publications and news services, including the San Diego (College) Daily Aztec Newspaper (reporter & managing editor), S.D. Evening Tribune (reporter), Baptist Press (International) News Service (photos/features editor), Rocky Mountain Baptist Newspaper (editor), National Writers Club (executive director) & Authorship Magazine (editor).
     He holds the Master of Religious Education Degree from Golden Gate Seminary in Mill Valley, CA. As a Navy Veteran he served on destroyers and as a Seabee photo-journalist in Vietnam during that conflict.
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