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  1. Best 3 Mortgage Calculator Websites without PMI

    Discover the three best mortgage calculator websites online that do not require you to factor private mortgage insurance ...
  2. How Much Homeowners Insurance Should You Carry?

    This breakdown of coverage into its component parts will provide the answer.
  3. Life Insurance After Retirement: Do You Need It?

    The answer depends on your sources of income, how much debt you carry and whether you have dependents who rely on you financially.
  4. 5 Companies Offering Low-Cost Dental Insurance

    How and where to look to maximize your dental insurance premium dollar.
  5. Is Renter’s Insurance Worth It?

    Renter’s insurance is so relatively inexpensive that there’s really no reason not to have it. Still, how much does it cost ...
  6. Is Your Health Insurance Enough For Retirement?

    Learn what to expect to pay for health insurance in retirement, what is covered through Medicare and what the Affordable ...
  7. Split Dollar Life Insurance: How it Works

    Understanding how split dollar life insurance plans are designed and what tax regulations they must follow.
  8. The Average Cost of Homeowners Insurance

    What factors into the the premiums you pay for homeowners insurance? Much depends on where you live. But there are ways to ...
  9. 5 Dental Insurance Plans with No Annual Maximum

    Most dental insurers tend to cap the amount of benefits they'll reimburse each year. Here are some that don't.
  10. Critical Illness Insurance: Do You Need It?

    Critical illness insurance could be the only thing protecting you from financial ruin if you're faced with a big health emergency. ...
  11. Income Relating: Who Pays More for Medicare?

    You can retire, but you can never retire from income tax planning.
  12. Why Healthcare Planning is Vital to Retirement

    Retirement planning is also about healthcare planning. Here's how to factor it all in.
  13. Using Insurance in a Business Succession Plan

    How to use life and disability insurance to help fund a business succession or buyout plan.
  14. How Much Car Insurance Do I Need?

    Find out to determine how much car insurance you actually need with this overview of the different types of coverage available ...
  15. Can Going to the Gym Lower My Insurance Premiums?

    Find out whether a gym membership and living a healthier lifestyle can lead to lower insurance premiums or other financial ...
  16. Why Own Life Insurance in a Qualified Retirement Plan?

    What are the pros and cons of owning cash value life insurance in a qualified retirement plan?
  17. How Safe Is Traveling in Europe?

    Here, some factors to consider as you make your travel plans this year.
  18. The 6 Best Dental Plans with No Waiting Periods

    Many dental plans don't offer immediate coverage. How to find one that does.
  19. How Private Split-dollar Life Insurance Works

    Understand how a private split-dollar life insurance plan can help leverage gifts and reduce estate taxes.
  20. Group Term Life Insurance: What You Need to Know

    Is group term life insurance really a good deal? What you need to know about employer-sponsored group term life insurance ...
  21. How Safe is Traveling in the Middle East?

    Unrest in the Middle East dominates the news, but many parts of the region are safe for vacation and business travelers. ...
  22. The Average Cost of Dental Insurance in America

    Three types of dental insurance and how much they will cost you.
  23. Best 3 Mortgage Calculator Websites with PMI

    Learn more about all of the factors behind PMI, and discover the three best websites that provide a mortgage calculator that ...
  24. Should You Buy Variable Universal Life Insurance ?

    A guide to when it is best to buy universal life insurance.
  25. Why a Perfect Storm Is Brewing in Healthcare (and Healthcare Stocks) (UNH, HCA)

    A look at the immediate and long-term effects of Obamacare on the U.S. healthcare industry and medical economy.
  26. 5 Tips on Last-Minute Home Winterization

    To ensure your home is in the best shape to survive the chilly weather ahead, here are five, last-minute tips to help winterize ...
  27. 5 Places to Get the Best Dental Insurance

    What to look for when seeking coverage for teeth, mouth and gums, plus some of the leading providers of same.
  28. How to Avoid Penalties When Postponing Medicare

    The rules and timing can be tricky; here's how to navigate them, without getting dinged by penalties.
  29. The Pro’s Guide to Selling Life Insurance to Your Clients

    Learn about the distinguishing characteristics a life insurance agent needs to be successful in the highly competitive life ...
  30. When is it Time to Discuss a Client's Life Policy?

    Life insurance is a vital part of financial planning. Here's when and why to talk to clients about it.
  31. KIE: SPDR S&P Insurance ETF

    Learn about the SPDR S&P Insurance exchange-traded fund, which follows the S&P Insurance Select Industry Index by investing ...
  32. The Walgreen's and Rite Aid Deal: How it Will Affect Your Community (WBA, RAD)

    The merger of the mega-retail drugstores chains, Walgreens and Rite Aid could have a domino effect on communities and consumers ...
  33. Now Is the Time to Check In on Clients' Insurance

    Insurance forms the foundation of many financial plans, and you need to make sure that your clients’ coverage is kept up-to-date.
  34. 4 Mortgage Calculators that Include Taxes and Insurance

    Discover four websites that offer mortgage calculators that include property taxes and homeowners insurance cost along with ...
  35. When Should You Delay Enrolling in Medicare?

    On the surface Medicare doesn't look that pricey, but there are situations in which your finances and health might be better ...
  36. Real Estate Trust or LLC? Helping Landlords Choose

    Once you’ve bought property, are you protected legally against the liabilities that come with renting it out? Here's how ...
  37. When You Can and Can't Delay Enrolling in Medicare

    There are ways to keep employer-provided insurance and delay Medicare, but you must follow the government's rules to avoid ...
  38. These Are the 5 Financial Products/Services the Ultra-Rich Care About

    Learn about the financial products and services that wealthy individuals make use of to cater to their planning and wealth ...
  39. Helping Clients Choose Long-Term Care Insurance

    The need for long-term care has become an inescapable (and pricey) issue for retirees. Here's what financial advisors can ...
  40. Don’t Have Health Insurance? What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

    Healthcare is expensive, but those without healthcare coverage put themselves at risk.
  41. This Is Why HSAs Appeal to High-Income Earners

    Health Savings Accounts are a good deal. But they're a better deal for some than for others. We parse how the plans work ...
  42. Medicare Changes for 2016

    Get ready to pay more: Seniors will be shelling out additional cash for drugs, and some will have to ante up 15% more for ...
  43. Aflac: How This Giant Insurer Makes Money

    One of America's largest insurers is also one of Japan's largest. See how Aflac became a Pacific Rim phenomenon.
  44. How Aetna Makes Money in the Age of Obamacare (HUM, AET)

    How Aetna, one of America's (and Canada's) biggest health insurers, combined private and governmental business to get huge. ...
  45. 6 Benefits You're Required by Law to Offer Your Employees

    Learn about the benefits that a business must offer to employees, such as family and medical leave, as well as various forms ...
  46. How to Choose Permanent Life Insurance Policies

    When does it makes sense to buy a guaranteed rather than a non-guaranteed life insurance policy?
  47. HSAs and FSAs: How to Decide Between Them

    FSAs and HSAs are both excellent ways to help cover a portion of medical costs with pre-tax dollars. Here's how to decide ...
  48. How Life Insurance Works in a Divorce

    Learn the implications of life insurance in a divorce situation, and identify the steps you should take to ensure your policies ...
  49. Creating a Risk Management Plan for Your Small Business

    Learn how a complete risk management plan can minimize or eliminate your financial exposure through insurance and prevention ...
  50. What's The Difference Between Medicare And Medicaid?

    One program is for the poor; the other is for the elderly. Learn which is which.
  51. Identifying And Managing Business Risks

    There are a lot of risks associated with running a business, but there are an equal number of ways to prepare for and manage ...
  52. 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 a homeowners' association or ...
  53. Cashing in Your Life Insurance Policy

    Tough times call for desperate measures, but is raiding your life insurance policy even worth considering?
  54. How to Fix an Error on Your Social Security Check

    For many seniors, social security benefits checks are their income stream which means the benefit has to be correct. If you ...
  55. Top 10 Features of a Profitable Rental Property

    Looking to purchase a rental property? These are the factors that should be considered for income-producing real estate. ...
  56. Top Signs You Aren’t Ready to Retire Yet

    Think you are prepared to retire? These warning signs may indicate otherwise.
  57. Health Open Enrollment: Read This Before You Renew

    Time to renew your health plan – or shop for a new one for 2016. Here's how to get the most from marketplace open enrollment ...
  58. 5 Ways to Ace 2016's Health Insurance Marketplace

    Not sure how the Health Insurance Marketplace/Exchange works? Here are 5 ways to avoid frustration when enrolling through ...
  59. Getting Through the Medicare Part D Maze

    Having trouble sorting through your prescription drug coverage options? Try these solutions to finding the right Medicare ...
  60. How Does Dental Insurance Work?

    Learn how dental insurance policies work and what to look for when comparing policies so you are not surprised with unexpected ...
  61. Understanding The Escrow Process

    Learn the 10 steps that lead up to closing the deal on your new home and taking possession.
  62. Should You Make Your Teen Pay for Their First Car?

    Teenagers need to learn financial responsibility, but they also still need help when it comes to their first car purchase. ...
  63. Does an Insurance Plan Network Affect Your Health?

    So-called narrow networks have been criticized. But it's not necessarily true that they have a negative impact on the medical ...
  64. How to Find a Continuing Care Retirement Community

    A look at how financial advisors can help older clients find the right continuing care retirement community.
  65. Disability and Business Overhead Coverage for the Self-Employed

    What every small business owner or professional needs to know about individual and business overhead disability income insurance ...
  66. Why the Wealthy Should Buy Lots of Life Insurance

    Wealthy clients have an enviable problem — managing, preserving and growing wealth. Properly structured life insurance can ...
  67. How To Read a Permanent Life Insurance Illustration

    To help you understand your life insurance policy, companies provide a permanent life insurance illustration. Here is how ...
  68. Have Medicare? Which Employer Health Plan to Get

    Over 65 and still working? You're eligible to register for Medicare, but should you also opt for employer health insurance, ...
  69. Can You Trust the Philippines Healthcare System?

    Expats will find reliable, affordable care as long as they live in or near Manila – or are willing to travel there when the ...
  70. Tips for Reducing Health Insurance Expenses

    For many self-employed people, health insurance premiums can make up a hefty percentage of their budget. Here are some tips ...
  71. How To Choose The Right Bond For You

    Bond investing is a stable and low-risk way to diversify a portfolio. However, knowing which types of bonds are right for ...
  72. How Advisors Can Help When a Service Member Dies

    Finances are probably last thing that survivors of our nation’s deceased service members want to deal with. Here's what advisors ...
  73. Save on Retirement's 4 Biggest Expenses

    Here's how to save where you can while you enjoy the fruits of all those years at the office.
  74. Insure Your Future with a Career as an Actuary

    If you've got excellent math skills, they can add up to a lucrative career as an actuary.
  75. 6 Ways Retirees Can Save on Prescription Drugs

    Health care is one of the biggest expenses retirees face, and a large component of that is prescription drugs. Thankfully ...
  76. Millennials Guide: Too Young for Life Insurance?

    Unless you have kids, it's easy to think you don't need life insurance Here are the reasons why you might– as well as which ...
  77. How to Deduct Medical Insurance Premiums

    An overview of tax breaks for those who pay medical insurance premiums.
  78. Payroll Taxes: Picking Apart Your Paycheck

    Here's what gets deducted from your pay, what your employer pays and where your payroll taxes actually end up.
  79. Group and Individual Disability Insurance: What You Need to Know

    What you need to know about group and individual disability income coverage.
  80. Protecting Your Retirement From Unexpected Events

    Learn how to prepare for retirement by diversifying your investment portfolio, what insurance to buy and how to protect yourself ...
  81. Who Should Be Your Life Insurance Beneficiary?

    It might seem logical to just name your young children, but doing so can have undesirable consequences. Here are some better ...
  82. Affordable Care Plans: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum?

    How to choose among the different coverage levels in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Which metal makes the most sense for ...
  83. Essential Health Benefits Under The Affordable Care Act

    Under the Affordable Care Act, certain preventive health services and these 10 essential health benefits are the minimum ...
  84. Cutting Your Cost for Marketplace Health Insurance

    Here's how you may be able to lower your costs for health insurance coverage in 2016 though the Health Insurance Markerplace.
  85. The Tax Benefits of Continuing Care Communities

    Continuing care retirement communities may be a viable option for some as they age. They also offer these tax benefits.
  86. Trends Driving Managed Care M&A

    The uncertainty introduced by legislation has many managed care companies worried about potential financial losses. Companies ...
  87. 5 Ways Overvaluing Your Home Can Hurt You

    Getting top dollar for your home is everyone's goal, but overvaluing your home can hurt its chances of being sold.
  88. 4 Social Security and Medicare Need-to-Knows

    Retirees know better than anyone that costs are rising, especially health care. So, here we share these 4 considerations ...
  89. Saving for College: Life Insurance or 529?

    College is costly, and choosing the right savings plan is an important decision. Picking a life insurance policy or 529 plan ...
  90. How To Avoid Getting Sued On Halloween

    Halloween can actually be a very dangerous holiday; learn about the pitfalls and legal liabilities.
  91. 5 Reasons You Should Check on Your Insurance

    Insurance gives you peace of mind, but you don't have to overpay for it. Rates change and discounts get added, which is why ...
  92. How to Manage Trust-Owned Life Insurance

    What are a trustee's responsibilities for trust-owned life insurance under the Uniform Prudent Investor Act?
  93. 6 Crisis-Prevention Checks for Aging Parents

    Even if they're still in relatively good shape, making plans for Mom and Dad's well-being now can benefit everyone later.
  94. Don't Overpay for Health Insurance This Year

    Health insurance open enrollment starts Nov. 1. Choosing the right ACA plan (or plan at work) takes figuring out how often ...
  95. Top 6 Companies Owned by Berkshire Hathaway

    Take a look at some of the biggest wholly owned subsidiaries in the Berkshire Hathaway family, and learn just how diversified ...
  96. Why the Holidays Are a Good Time to Sell  Your House

    People sell their homes during the spring, but there are benefits to selling during the holidays. Buyers are serious, and ...
  97. How to Travel to Paris on a Budget

    By following a few simple tips you can enjoy a Paris vacation without hurting your monthly budget.
  98. Life Insurance Plans to Help Your Small Business Retain Employees

    How to use and design cash value life insurance plans as an incentive to help attract and retain key employees.
  99. State Guarantee Associations: The Payer of Last Resort

    What's covered and what happens if your insurance company is in financial trouble and can't pay your claim?
  100. It's Open Enrollment: Move to Medicare Advantage?

    Oct. 15 - Dec. 7 is the time (after joining) to switch from Medicare's flexibility to the often broader coverage or lower ...
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