Insurance Articles

  1. 10 Considerations For Using Your Credit Card Abroad

    Credit cards can be the best item you pack when traveling, just make sure that you are taking the right card that suits your needs.
  2. Long-Term Care: More Than Just A Nursing Home

    Learn what you can do now to keep your options open in the future.
  3. Advisors: Tips For Providing For Older Clients

    Make sure the needs of baby boomers and their parents are met - if not exceeded.
  4. Profit From Unwanted Life Policies With Life Settlement

    With a life settlement you could cash in on your policy money now.
  5. 4 Things That Keep You From Getting Life Insurance

    We look at four common reasons people give for not applying for life insurance, and see if they're legitimate.
  6. 7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    Don't let the excitement of owning your own home lead you to make bad financial decisions.
  7. 5 Signs You Need Life Insurance

    If you can only afford to invest or buy life insurance, experts say you should buy the insurance.
  8. Does Spiderman Need Life Insurance?

    Many people are convinced that life insurance is for everyone, but for some it's a waste of money.
  9. Car Insurance Add-Ons That May Be Worth The Money

    Many auto insurance add-ons are unnecessary in most situations and will simply drain money out of your pocket. There are several that are worth adding on to make sure that you are adequately protected in the event of a car accident.
  10. The Advantages Of Vacation Insurance

    With a few simple policy additions you can protect your holiday plans from being ruined.
  11. How To Get Affordable Insurance

    Many insurers are raising rates. What can you do to keep yourself insured at a rate you can afford?
  12. A Post-Graduation Financial Plan

    You've graduated; now what? It's time to organize your student debt, as well as create a budget taking into consideration you may not have work right away.
  13. 5 Money-Saving Reasons To Check Your Explanation Of Benefits Statement

    Your EOB isn't just trash; it contains valuable information about your health insurance coverage.
  14. Understanding Your Insurance Contract

    Learn how to read one of the most important documents you own.
  15. Do You Need A Home Warranty?

    A home warranty may sound like a great form of protection against expensive, unforeseen home repairs. But is it worth it?
  16. 5 Tips For Getting The Right Contents Insurance

    There are many options when it comes to insuring the contents of your home.
  17. The Best And Worst Ways To Raise Cash Quickly

    When the need for emergency cash arises, it is crucial to watch costs carefully.
  18. How To Assess A Group Health Insurance Plan

    Not all group healthcare plans will match up with your needs. Comparing coverage and costs will help you determine what you need and how much it should cost you.
  19. Top Tips For Cutting Pet Care Costs

    Find out how to ensure that the adorable addition to your family is also affordable.
  20. 8 Must-Have Numbers For Evaluating A Real Estate Investment

    These calculations can help you figure out if a particular property will be a valuable investment.
  21. 5 Disastrous Financial Moves We Can't Seem To Avoid

    These money errors are all too common. Make sure you know how to avoid them.
  22. Top 10 Features Of A Profitable Rental Property

    Find out what factors you should weigh when searching for income-producing real estate.
  23. 5 Reasons To Save For A Big Mortgage Down Payment

    You may be anxious to buy a home, but taking time to save a large down payment has numerous advantages.
  24. How To Avoid Medical Debt

    Find out what you can do to avoid a financial meltdown when there's a medical emergency.
  25. The $100 Million House: What It Really Costs

    Billionaire Yuri Milner just broke the record for the highest priced sale of a single family home in America - but it's even more expensive that it sounds.
  26. 10 Car Insurance Myths

    Things that are believed to raise insurance premium rates, rental car insurance, etc.
  27. 5 Myths About Homeowner's Insurance

    Many homeowners believe their policies will cover them for any and all damages, but the reality can be an expensive surprise.
  28. 5 Investment Risks Created By Global Warming

    Climate-change deniers and believers alike would be wise to prepare for the worst.
  29. Vary Your Options With Variable Annuities And Insurance

    Find out how to get the customized insurance coverage you need and want.
  30. How To Insure Your Most Important Asset - Yourself

    Insuring your human capital is something often overlooked. Don't make the mistake of leaving your biggest asset unprotected.
  31. The 6 Strangest Insurance Policies Ever

    Some individuals have coverage for risks that might seem comical, absurd or even bizarre.
  32. 7 Homeowner Costs Renters Don't Pay

    There are many factors to consider when comparing buying to renting. Learn more here.
  33. Take Advantage Of Employer-Sponsored LTC Insurance

    Find out why 98% of employees are missing out on some great benefits.
  34. How To Create A Business Succession Plan

    Make sure the business you built continues to thrive long after you've left the helm.
  35. 5 Types Of Insurance You Can (And Should) Afford

    With insurance and warranties being offered on seemingly everything, it's hard to know what policies are worth your money. Learn about five affordable insurance policies that are worth considering.
  36. 5 Money-Saving Insurance Tips For Couples

    It may not be the best part of getting married, but saving money on insurance is a great financial benefit.
  37. 5 Life Insurance Questions You Should Ask

    Confused about $1 million dollar insurance advertising claims? Decide whether they'll pay off for you.
  38. Are My Investments Insured Against Loss?

    Money invested in a brokerage account has some protection, but that doesn't mean you can't lose it.
  39. Tax Deductions You May Be Missing

    Knowing the tax deductions you're entitled to can make or break your bank account.
  40. Getting Through The Medicare Part D Maze

    Having trouble sorting through your prescription drug coverage options? We offer some solutions to the confusing process of selecting the right Medicare Part D coverage for you.
  41. Are You Over-Insured?

    You can free up a lot of money by eliminating overlapping insurance policies. Read on to learn where you are most likely to be carrying double coverage.
  42. 6 Bizarre Celebrity Insurance Policies

    There's a whole world of insurance beyond home, pet and auto - here are some of the more obscure celebrity insurance policies.
  43. Choosing The Best Disability Insurance

    Social Security benefits can be hard to collect. Find out why you need disability insurance to protect your income, and learn how to choose the right policy for you.
  44. 10 Tips For Getting The Lowest Car Insurance

    For many, car insurance is a costly, but necessary, expense. And while drivers can't avoid insurance payments, they can follow these tips for making their rates more reasonable.
  45. 5 Car Insurance Add-Ons You Don't (Always) Need

    We'll look at the types of car insurance that you can avoid to save some money on your monthly premium.
  46. Preparing Finances For Deployment: A Guide For Service Members

    Those who follow the instruction in this article can look forward to a homecoming of financial prosperity.
  47. The Dangers Of Stranger-Owned Life Insurance

    Find out how these policies can be used to abuse the system that many people rely on for protection.
  48. 6 Ways To Save On Insurance

    Love it or hate it, insurance policies are a necessary expense in everyone's life. Learn the top tricks for saving money on your various insurance policies.
  49. 6 Huge Insurance Claims

    Next time you think that insurance is a waste of your money, think about these expensive claims.
  50. What To Do When Your Insurance Company Won't Pay

    Struggling to get a claim honoured? Find out what you can do.
  51. Unique Insurance Policies You Should Consider

    You may have basic insurance plans for your car and your home, but check out these unusual – but still practical options.
  52. Can Divorce Insurance Keep You From The Poorhouse?

    Divorce rates are estimated to be between 40-50%, and you could lose as much as 77% of your net worth.
  53. An Overview Of Annuities

    These contracts provide a guaranteed income stream. Learn how they work and their benefits.
  54. 5 Investments You Can't Hold In An IRA/Qualified Plan

    The list of prohibited investment vehicles is short, but it's important to know what is off limits.
  55. The Beginner's Guide To Homeowners' Insurance

    Discover everything new homeowners need to know before they sign on the dotted line.
  56. Don't Get Sued: 5 Tips To Protect Your Small Business

    Find out what you can do to limit risk and keep your business running smoothly.
  57. Top 10 Tips For A Financially Safe Retirement

    You've worked hard to secure enough to retire, so make sure you keep it safe.
  58. Top Homeowner Tax Write-Offs For 2010

    The subprime mortgage meltdown of 2008 has not diminished the tax advantages of home ownership in America.
  59. 5 Unusual Assets That Might Outperform The Market

    Investors don't have to stick to stocks and bonds to beat the market.
  60. Retiring In 2011? What You Need To Know

    If you stay abreast of economic and legislative developments and adapt to new circumstances, you can still retire with confidence.
  61. The History Of Insurance

    The first written policy appeared in Hammurabi's Code. Find out how it evolved from there.
  62. What's The Difference Between Medicare And Medicaid?

    One program is for the poor; the other is for the elderly. Learn which is which.
  63. Uncle Sam's Surprise: Unexpected Sources Of Taxable Income

    When you get an unexpected check, don't be surprised when the tax man shows up to collect his share.
  64. Top 10 Tips For A Financially Safe Retirement

    You've worked hard to secure enough to retire, so make sure you keep it safe.
  65. Top 6 Features Of A Great Disability Policy

    Many people consider buying life insurance, but few think to prepare themselves from long-term illness or disability. Find out how to shop for disability insurance and protect yourself from financial ruin.
  66. How To Outsmart Private Mortgage Insurance

    It's possible to use a second mortgage to avoid this fee, but is it in your best interest?
  67. 5 Real Estate Fears That Keep You From Buying

    Don't let these concerns stop you from owning your own home. Learn how to overcome common home-buying fears and feel confident in signing your mortgage.
  68. 7 New Tax Breaks For 2011

    Taxpayers should be aware of these seven new (or improved) breaks, such as a larger earned income credit and tax-free employer-paid parking.
  69. Credit Card Features You Shouldn't Use

    Avoid these add-ons that cost much more than standard credit card interest rates for purchases.
  70. Can You Make Money Renting Your Property?

    Current market conditions may make your home a tough sell. It could be time to consider renting your property until a profitable sale is possible.
  71. Getting the Whole Story on Variable Annuities

    Variable annuities are another way to save money tax-deferred - but don't jump in blindly!
  72. Variable Vs. Variable Universal Life Insurance

    Do you know why you might need one policy versus the other? Read on to find out.
  73. Add-On Insurance: Do You Need It?

    Insurance is important in certain situations, but there isn't always a need.
  74. Your Worst Financial Mistakes And Why You Made Them

    No one intends to make a financial mistake, but an unexpected disaster or poor planning could leave you in financial distress.
  75. How To Avoid Taxation On Life Insurance Proceeds

    Decrease the value of your taxable estate and prevent the tax man from getting you one last time.
  76. 5 Expensive (And Unexpected) Things That Can Happen To Your Home

    These perils can put a dent in the value of one of your biggest assets. Find out how to prevent them.
  77. Protecting Your Financial Documents From Disaster

    Organizing and updating your records regularly can save you a lot of grief in a time of crisis.
  78. 6 Signs That You've Made It To Middle Class

    If you can check off each of these points, you are likely a member of the middle class.
  79. Life Insurance: How To Get the Most Out Of Your Policy

    There are many benefits to owning a life insurance policy - if you get the right one for you.
  80. 9 Things You Need To Know About Homeowners' Associations

    Restrictive rules and high fees are just some of the things to watch out for before joining an HOA.
  81. 5 Unusual Health Industries

    Crystals, oxygen and fish that nibble on your feet are just some of the strange health industries out there.
  82. 10 Things You Must Know Before You Retire

    Don't put off your retirement planning - these 10 steps can make your later years much more manageable.
  83. 6 Common Conditions With Expensive Medications

    While the most expensive drugs may be for rare diseases, there are lots of common conditions that require some pricey prescriptions.
  84. A Look At Single-Premium Life Insurance

    Want to provide for your dependents and finance your own long-term care? Learn more here.
  85. Taking The Surprise Out Of Long-Term Care

    Don't be caught unprepared - find out what to look for in LTC insurance policies.
  86. Weird Insurance Bets Worth Millions

    These are not the policies written by the folks in grey flannel suits.
  87. 4 Alternatives To A Traditional Mortgage

    If you can't qualify for or don't want a traditional mortgage, one of these options might be right for you.
  88. Cities Where Home Prices Continue To Fall

    S&P/Case-Shiller's most recent home price index bears more bad news for some cities.
  89. Long-Term Care Insurance: Who Needs It?

    No one is immune to the possibility of one day needing long-term care - and the costs can deplete a life savings.
  90. Understanding The Insurance Transfer-For-Value Rule

    If you are banking on your life insurance payout being tax-free, you may be in for a surprise.
  91. Insurance: Avoiding The Modified Endowment Contract Trap

    Congress has placed limits on the amount of money that can be put into life insurance policies - what can you do to counteract this?
  92. The Most Expensive Home Insurance Perils

    Floods, hurricanes, mold, earthquakes - the threats to your home are numerous.
  93. Using Life Insurance To Make Charitable Donations

    Your life insurance policy can be a great tool for charitable giving. Find out how.
  94. The Workaholic's Retirement Plan

    If you're still punching the clock after 30 years, what kind of retirement plan should you have?
  95. Can't Get A Raise? Negotiate Your Benefits

    There are many ways your employer can make your job more pleasant, even when money is tight.
  96. 15 Insurance Policies You Don't Need

    Learn how to save money by saying "no" to unnecessary coverage.
  97. Filling In The Medicare Gaps

    Basic Medicare is not a perfect fit for everyone - sometimes, extra policies are required to suit a person's needs.
  98. Living And Death Benefit Riders: How Do They Work?

    Find out how these different riders work, and which type is right for you.
  99. Credit Card Rental Car Insurance How To

    Most people know about this coverage perk, but few have any idea about how to cash in. Find out here.
  100. The Latest, Greatest Corporate Mergers And Acquisitions

    Find out which companies have come together lately and why.
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