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  1. 5 (Possibly) Costly Risks of Being an Airbnb Host

    Guests who get injured or damage your neighbor’s property are just a couple of examples of what can go wrong. Here’s how ...
  2. Understanding Different Types of Life Insurance

    Understand the various types of life insurance, how each can be used in personal or business financial planning, and for ...
  3. How Much Money Do You Need to Live in Las Vegas?

    Learn how much it costs to live in Las Vegas and how that amount varies based on whether you are a student, a professional ...
  4. 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Health Insurance

    Understand the need for health insurance and why some undervalue the need for coverage. Learn about the top seven mistakes ...
  5. 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New Home

    Learn about home ownership and some of the pitfalls a potential homebuyer faces. Understand five specific mistakes all homebuyers ...
  6. Why Did Tokio Marine Buy HCC Holdings for $7.5 Billion?

    Learn about the main reasons Tokio Marine paid $7.5 billion for HCC Holdings, including the strength of the company and a ...
  7. What Does It Cost To Raise a Child in America?

    Having a family can be an expensive proposition, but couples who know the numbers can strategize to lower the costs.
  8. Top 6 Car Insurance Companies in New York

    Read about the top private auto insurers licensed to operate in New York, and learn about recent trends in market share among ...
  9. Which Kind of Life Insurance Is Best for You?

    Parse the pros and cons of different policy types to ensure the best coverage for your needs.
  10. The 5 Biggest Chinese Insurance Companies

    Read about the top Chinese insurance companies by market capitalization, and learn a little about their positions in the ...
  11. Top 5 Car Insurance Companies in Texas

    Examine the five biggest automobile insurance companies operating in the state of Texas, ranked based on market share in ...
  12. Top 8 Car Insurance Companies in New Jersey

    Read about the top personal auto insurers operating in New Jersey, and learn about recent trends in market share among these ...
  13. Understanding Taxes on Life Insurance Premiums

    Learn about the tax implications of life insurance premiums, including when they might be taxable and whether they are tax ...
  14. Whole or Term Life Insurance: Which Is Better?

    Learn the difference between term life insurance and whole life insurance. Understand when it is beneficial to buy each type ...
  15. 5 Ways to Lower Life Insurance Premiums

    Learn several effective methods for lowering life insurance premiums. These include quitting smoking and considering term ...
  16. Umbrella Insurance: You May Need It, Too

    If you have assets to protect – or just run a business from home – you could be unpleasantly surprised at how much you need ...
  17. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P Insurance

    Learn about the SPDR S&P Insurance exchange-traded fund, which follows the S&P Insurance Select Industry Index by investing ...
  18. Top 5 Car Insurance Companies in Florida

    Learn which car insurance companies lead the Florida market in terms of market share and new premium dollars, and discover ...
  19. Strategies for a Worry-Free Retirement

    Worried about retirement? Here are several strategies to greatly reduce the chance your nest egg will end up depleted.
  20. 4 Areas to Consider Roofing Material Types

    Roofing your home is very important, that’s why you should choose a roof specifically designed to handle your area’s climate. ...
  21. The 5 Biggest Canadian Insurance Companies

    Learn more about the insurance industry as a whole, how it functions in Canada, and the five largest Canada-based insurance ...
  22. What Kind of Insurance Do RIAs Need?

    Advisors spend a lot of time discussing insurance with clients but they also need to consider their own coverage needs as ...
  23. How to Shop for Home Insurance

    Tips for getting the best protection for your place and possessions.
  24. Things Nursing Homes Are Not Allowed to Do

    What rights do a home's residents have? The same ones they they had before they entered the facility.
  25. How Much Medicaid and Medicare Cost Americans

    Medicaid & Medicare cost Americans plenty out of their paychecks. But how much, really? And what does that money buy?
  26. Healthcare Premiums Keep Rising, But Salaries Aren’t

    Learn how college and health insurance costs have skyrocketed while wages have stagnated, and how, given the necessity of ...
  27. The Insurance Industry's Future in Visual Tech Investment

    A growing number of automobile insurers are choosing to invest in developing digital infrastructure.
  28. 20 Medical Expenses You Didn't Know You Could Deduct

    To lower your tax bill, be sure not to miss out on these commonly overlooked medical tax deductions.
  29. Cuba Tourism: What Will It Cost You?

    Understand the various costs involved with taking a trip to Cuba, including vaccination costs, airfare, tour costs and converting ...
  30. How MetLife Became a Global Insurance Giant

    MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States. Here's how it has managed to stay on top.
  31. The Best Credit Cards for Travel Insurance

    There are several credit cards that offer travel protection insurance if a scheduled trip is delayed or canceled.
  32. The Top Insurance Needs of Retirees

    While health insurance is the primary insurance need for retirees, there are other types advisors need to consider for their ...
  33. 6 Reasons Healthcare Is So Expensive in the U.S.

    Here's why America's healthcare still ranks low among developed countries.
  34. 4 Top Changes Obama Has Made with His Mandates

    Learn how Obamacare, equal pay for women and an executive order on immigration represent some of Obama's biggest changes ...
  35. Life Insurers and Millennials: Strange Bedfellows?

    Life insurers are courting Millennials. Is this a strange fit? And how will they cater to this generation?
  36. What AIG Looks Like Now (and How it Got that Way)

    Despite some mammoth mistakes and a gargantuan government bailout, AIG remains a global insurance powerhouse. Here's how ...
  37. Advising FAs: Explaining Life Insurance to a Client

    Life insurance was initially designed to protect the income of families, particularly young families in the wealth accumulation ...
  38. How Advisors Can Help Expectant Couples

    Bringing a child into the world makes parents more acutely aware of their finances. Here's how advisors can help expectant ...
  39. Extreme Mortality Bonds: High Risk and High Reward

    Insurance companies issue extreme mortality bonds to cover their losses in the event of a large-scale disaster. Here's a ...
  40. How to Defray Long-Term Care Expenses

    Here's a handful of options on what you can do to defray long-term care expenses.
  41. Top 3 Ways to Manage Lump-Sum Windfalls

    Have you just had a load of money drop into your lap? If so, several enviable options are available to you. Which one is ...
  42. The Importance of Healthcare Risk Management

    Risk management is especially important in healthcare because human lives might be on the line. Here are some strategies ...
  43. Tips for Insuring Your Salary

    Those with high incomes really can’t afford to be without disability insurance. Here's why.
  44. Medicaid and Nursing Homes: A Quick Guide to the Rules

    Medicaid can cover the costs of a long-term healthcare facility, if you qualify. But that's a big if.
  45. IRS Sets 2016 HSA Deduction Limits

    Contribution limits for HSA plans have increased slightly for 2016. Here's a breakdown of what they are and how they work. ...
  46. The Best Way to Insure Your Jewelry

    What you need to know to keep those baubles, bangles and beads safe.
  47. Did Obamacare Make Premiums Go Up?

    A careful look at data from nonpartisan sources suggests that any increases have actually been modest by historical standards. ...
  48. Who Needs Extortion Insurance?

    Insurance can help mitigate the financial damage of an extortion plot, but it’s important to read the fine print before taking ...
  49. Indexed Universal Life Insurance: The Pros & Cons

    What you need to know, to see if these vehicles fit into your financial plan.
  50. What Is the Pharmacy Benefit Management Industry?

    PBMs, acting as third party administrators and negotiators, are essential to facilitating transactions between the moving ...
  51. Why Is Health Care So Expensive In The Us?

    The U.S. is the world leader in only one area of health care: costs. Why is it so hard to rein in these expenses?
  52. Do You Need Kidnap & Ransom Insurance?

    Americans working abroad – and high-profile individuals traveling frequently in kidnapping hot spots – should consider this ...
  53. A Guide To Kidnap & Ransom Insurance

    Every year, thousands of people are kidnapped for ransom all over the world. This insurance offers protection – and peace ...
  54. Should I Insure My Wedding Ring?

    It depends, in part, on the ring's value and your current insurance coverage. Here's a guide to making a decision that's ...
  55. How To Insure Your Wedding Ring

    Read on for everything you need to know to make sure this precious possession is covered against theft, damage, loss and ...
  56. Is My Health Insurance Good In Another State?

    Under ACA, is health care insurance something you can take with you state to state?
  57. Are Annuities Right for You?

    Annuities are safe and often appealing, but IRAs and 401(k)s offer advantages that annuities typically can’t match, with ...
  58. Should You Insure Your Wedding Dress?

    It can be money well spent that ensures your gown is ready for your big day. Plus, insurance covers a groom's and other attendants' ...
  59. 3 Reasons To Get Umbrella Insurance

    A relatively small annual premium can buy you a lot of peace of mind. In today's litigious society, that's money well spent.
  60. 7 Industries Benefiting From Obamacare

    Though the medical industry fears government intrusion, certain sectors in healthcare will benefit from Obamacare in the ...
  61. How Obamacare Affected The Insurance Industry

    A look at the past five years shows that far from suffering at the expense of greater health benefits for average Americans, ...
  62. A Quick Guide To Landlord Insurance

    ...And why landlords need it, even if they also have homeowners insurance.
  63. How To Avoid Common Health Insurance Scams & Fraud

    A few precautions is all it takes for you to avoid being a victim of – or an unwitting accomplice to – health insurance con ...
  64. High-Income Benefits From A Health Savings Account

    Health savings accounts are the only tax break offering triple benefits. Here's a look at how they work.
  65. Top Healthcare Stocks Rallying Under Obamacare

    The healthcare industry, bullish via Obamacare, has plenty of stocks with major upside.
  66. Indexed Universal Life Policies: Watch These Risks

    By properly vetting indexed universal life policies, advisors and savers can avoid contracts that could prove overly costly ...
  67. Obamacare: Can it Be Repealed?

    Attempting to repeal Obamacare is a yearly ritual for House Republicans, but trying again in 2016 or beyond could create ...
  68. An Advisor's Guide to Prof. Liability Insurance

    A guide to what financial advisors need to know about professional liability insurance.
  69. India's Two-Child Policy

    As of 2014, 11 Indian states have passed laws to restrict Indian citizens from having no more than two children.
  70. Tips for Helping Clients with Life Insurance Needs

    Life insurance needs will likely change over the client’s lifetime and again financial advisers can provide an objective ...
  71. Top 10 Travel Health Insurance Companies

    Before you take a long trip abroad – or move there – make sure you have enough health coverage. That goes double if you go ...
  72. How UnitedHealth Group Makes its Money

    Here's how UnitedHealth Group, poised to grow even more, rakes it in.
  73. Auto Insurance: Paying By The Mile Vs. Monthly

    Would you benefit if you bought your auto insurance by the mile instead of simply paying a flat monthly premium?
  74. Don't Lose Your Wealth Due To Healthcare Costs

    This article will highlight the use of an ILIT type of trust to protect wealth in the case of serious illness and transfer ...
  75. How Auto Insurance By The Mile Works

    If you don't drive much, would auto insurance cost less if you paid by the mile? Consumers in some states are finding out.
  76. Is My Health Insurance Good Abroad?

    Which emergencies will your health insurance cover (or not cover) if you get sick in a foreign country? Here's how to protect ...
  77. How Big Data Has Changed Insurance

    No longer confined to technology, big data has become integral to providing solutions to the insurance industry's long standing ...
  78. How Big Data Has Changed Healthcare

    Like many other industries, healthcare has adapted to data analytics not only for its financial returns but also improving ...
  79. How to Fund Retirement with Insurance

    So you've contributed the max to all available retirement what? Consider a permanent life insurance policy ...
  80. 10 Must-Know Questions To Ask A Home Seller

    To get a sense of what the home you're considering buying is really like, it helps to talk to the seller.
  81. IUL Insurance: An Alternative Retirement Plan?

    Indexed universal life insurance is the rise. But critics argue that wisely allocated IRA and 401(k) funds will normally ...
  82. Is Personal Legal Insurance A Good Deal?

    Some employers offer personal legal insurance as an opt-in benefit. Would it make sense for you?
  83. Is It Safe To Be Without Umbrella Insurance Today?

    At low cost, you can buy significant extra liability coverage in case you're sued due to an accident or other trouble. See ...
  84. Homeowners Insurance Losers: States That Pay Most

    Which states charge you the most for homeowner's insurance? Hint: They're regularly featured on the Weather Channel.
  85. What Pet Insurance Actually Covers

    If you buy insurance for your pet, what will it cover – and what will you still have to pay for?
  86. Is Pet Insurance Worth The Price?

    Should you insure your pet? Here's how pet insurance works and how to decide if it's worth buying this coverage.
  87. 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 ...
  88. 3 Things That Could Hold Intuitive Surgical Back

    Taking a long-term view that favors Intuitive Surgical developer increasing in value, doesn't mean that there are near-term ...
  89. Life Insurance: How Much Does Age Raise Your Rate?

    If you need life insurance, try to get it before your next birthday. Here's why.
  90. Healthcare: What Are You Really Paying For?

    Long-term care costs rise fast and long-term care providers bundle services together, making it tougher for families to understand ...
  91. 4 Myths You Don’t Know About Medicare

    Here are four common misconceptions about Medicare, the federal government’s health insurance program for people who are ...
  92. Does the Middle-Class Need LTC Insurance?

    Long-term care insurance is as expensive as it is necessary for many people, but is it right for all financial advisor clients?
  93. What Happens If Your Insurance Company Goes Bankrupt?

    When insurance companies go bankrupt or face financial difficulty, it's bad news for policy holders.
  94. Which States Have the Cheapest Home Insurance?

    You can't choose where you live by its insurance rates. But if you did, these are the states to pick.
  95. Obamacare Penalty: What Actually Happens (& When)

    If you didn't have health insurance last year – or miss this year's deadline – how is the Affordable Care Act penalty enforced?
  96. Beat The Deadline! Cheap Choices in Health Insurance

    Sign up by February 15 - or else pay 2015's higher tax penalty. If you miss the deadline, there are exceptions.
  97. Finding The Best Health Insurance You Can Get

    A close look at the pros and cons of Aetna vs. Cigna PPO health insurance helps you decide what's important for you.
  98. Rating Assurant Prepaid Vs. Delta PPO dental plans

    As more consumers – and dentists – join insurance plans, here’s help in choosing benefits that are right for you.
  99. Who (Besides Retirees) Can Get Medicare?

    People think you need to be 65 before you're eligible for Medicare. But you might be eligible before then. Here's who can ...
  100. Should You Borrow From Your Life Insurance?

    A loan against the cash value of your life insurance isn't the best way to raise money – but sometimes it's the best choice ...
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