Cigar Life Guy™ is the cigar lifestyle brand owned and operated by cigar aficionado, Dave Arlinghaus. We are the intersection of several of Dave’s passions; cigars, great conversations that occur over cigar smoking, continuously learning about new businesses, leadership (the crux of the Cigar Life Guy™ Podcast) and helping cigar smokers save on life insurance.
Our media properties provide entertainment and education focused primarily on the social cigar smoking experience and the great conversations that occur over a social cigar. Cigar Life Guy™ also builds awareness for the huge savings opportunity regular cigar smokers have when it comes to purchasing life insurance. Through our life insurance brokerage, cigar smokers can now realize those savings.
Dave Arlinghaus has been an independent life insurance broker since 2010 and is appointed with many top-rated life insurance companies. Within the life insurance space, Dave has developed an expertise over the years using advanced strategies like Indexed Universal Life Insurance to help clients create tax-free cash flows they can use as part of a retirement strategy. Through his years of experience and relationships with insurance carriers, Dave is particularly skilled at managing cases involving complex health situations.
Leveraging technology, Dave works with clients across the United States. Typically, you’ll speak with Dave or an associate via the phone to discuss your situation and handle any paperwork electronically. Dave’s approach gives you three benefits that are tough to beat.
- A real relationship with an experienced life insurance professional – not a newly licensed person sitting in a call center
- A streamlined application process using cutting-edge technology
- Access to the best companies with the best prices and value available
Dave was raised in Oxford, Ohio and started his first business as a teenager, All-Star Baseball Cards, selling sports memorabilia. Dave graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Miami University with double majors in marketing and finance and has served on his alma mater’s board of trustees. Following graduation, Dave worked for Procter & Gamble in several progressive leadership roles with a primary focus on new business development. In addition, Dave has done private consulting with a primary focus on business strategy and growth.
Dave has been an Atlanta resident since 2004 and resides in the East Atlanta Village neighborhood. You’ll probably find him sitting outside enjoying a cigar and great conversation or watching a football game.