Tony (Anthony) Steuer

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Anthony Steuer (2010)
Born1964 (age 5455)
Occupation Author

Tony (Anthony) Steuer, CLU, LA, CPFFE (born 1964) is an American financial author, blogger, insurance consumer advocate and founder of the Insurance Bill of Rights Movement. He is best known for his Questions and Answers on Life Insurance book series. He has written five books since 2010, two of which have received the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Award.

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He is currently a frequent guest contributor on national radio shows, including The Prudent Money Show and Your Financial Editor, where he provides non-biased advice on life insurance. [1] [2]

He has written and published free financial literacy tools available on his blog and website.


Steuer is known as a spokesperson and leader in the financial literacy movement. In 2016, Steuer’s son (age 11) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Faced with a chronic illness that requires constant maintenance, Steuer realized his own son could be denied insurance coverage under the health care plan proposed by President Donald Trump. This led him to author the petition Fair Health Insurance For All, described as a petition to the U.S. Senate to seek a “solution” to health insurance costs. And that “any solution should simplify and seek to reduce costs while maintaining and increasing benefits.”

Steuer also authored The Insurance Bill of Rights, which is designed to empower consumers, and provides a Best Practices Roadmap for members of the insurance industry.

Early life and education

Steuer was born on March 8, 1964, in San Francisco, California. He was raised in San Francisco and later moved to Marin County where attended Redwood High School. He attended California State University Chico where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business (Finance) and was an intern for a free legal information service on campus, C.L.I.C. (Community Legal Information Center). [3] He earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Designation in the late 1980s and the Certified Personal and Family Finance Educator (CPFFE) from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in 2012. Steuer is one of 40 licensed Life and Disability Insurance agents from the California Department of Insurance. [4]

San Francisco Consolidated city-county in California, US

San Francisco, officially City and County of San Francisco and colloquially known as SF, San Fran or "The City", is a city in—and the cultural, commercial, and financial center of—Northern California. San Francisco is the 13th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 883,305 residents as of 2018. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles (121.4 km2), mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it the second most densely populated large U.S. city, and the fifth most densely populated U.S. county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. San Francisco is the 12th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States, with 4,729,484 people in 2018. With San Jose, it forms the fifth most populous combined statistical area in the United States, the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area.

Early career

Prior to becoming an author and insurance consumer advocate, Steuer was an assistant vice president with Acordia-Lloyd, a multi-line insurance brokerage firm. He started his own practice in 1995.


Tony is the award-winning author of five books, including two consecutive Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards: Questions and Answers on Life Insurance and The Questions and Answers on Life Insurance Workbook. [5] [6]

Published works

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Question and Answers on Life Insurance: The Life Insurance Toolbook, 3rd edition (2010) ISBN   0984508104

Awards and Book Reviews

  • Institute for Financial Literacy's Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award [7]
  • Book of the Year Award Finalist [8]
  • Notable Achievement Award, Business Category ~ Writer’s Notes/Eric Hoffer (2006) [9]
  • Book of the Day ~ Insurance Newscast (June 14, 2005)
  • ~ Nine Great Investment Books Worth Reading, 2010 [10]

Other contributions

Charitable Causes

Steuer is involved with various causes including serving on the boards for: Diabetes Youth Families, California and as Treasurer of The Creative Community Education Foundation, California. He also serves as a member of the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Foundation Advisory Council.

Steuer served for eight years as an appointee of California Insurance Commissioner to serve on the Curriculum Board for the California Department of Insurance. He also serves on the Curriculum Advisory Panel for The National Financial Educators Council.

Personal life

Steuer lives with his wife and son in Alameda, CA. He enjoys serving as a Board Member at his son’s school, Alameda Community Learning Center, coaching his son’s CYO Basketball Team and managing his son’s Little League team.

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