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  1. Using LinkedIn to Find Life Insurance Leads (LNKD)

    Learn how LinkedIn can help you generate leads as a life insurance agent, and understand the steps to turn your profile into ...
  2. Choosing An In-Home Safe: Features To Look For

    What to look for in a box to protect your irreplaceable belongings.
  3. Top-Tier Home Security Systems: Which Are Best?

    Here's help sorting out the different types of home security systems, which features will work best for you and the costs.
  4. Why Are Annuities Important for Retirement?

    Understand how annuities work, and identify the benefits they provide for retirement, the most salient being a guaranteed ...
  5. How to Create a Retirement Co-Op in Your Community

    As the retirement boom continues, retirement co-ops are growing in popularity. Here's how to set one up in your community. ...
  6. The 4 Best Alternatives to Long-Term Care Insurance

    Understand what long-term care insurance is and the types of people who need this coverage. Learn about four alternatives ...
  7. How Car Insurance Companies Value Cars

    Learn the methodology used by car insurance companies to value cars, and understand why the amount they give you may not ...
  8. How Does Oscar Work and Make Money?

    Learn how startup Oscar is taking on the health insurance giants by offering customers free doctor's visits, generic drugs ...
  9. The Better Way to Save: Life Insurance or IRA?

    Sure, you can tap your permanent life insurance policy to help fund your retirement. But in most cases, an IRA is the better ...
  10. Life vs. Health Insurance: Choosing What to Buy

    When you only buy the coverage you truly need, the debate over medical insurance vs. life insurance might just be one you ...
  11. The 5 Biggest Russian Insurance Companies

    Discover the five companies that dominate the Russian insurance market, and learn a little more about their business operations ...
  12. Life Insurance & Annuities: Sound Investments?

    There are certain scenarios in which investing in insurance is a savvy move. But expect a big chunk of your money to go toward ...
  13. How to Help Clients Navigate Open Enrollment

    With companies trying to pass on more costs to employees, making the right choices during open enrollment is more important ...
  14. Biggest Life Insurance Companies in the US (PRU, MET)

    Read about the top life insurance companies in the United States as measured by written premiums and learn a little more ...
  15. 4 Ways Retirees Can Save on Insurance

    Retirement doesn't mean the end of the road, nor does it mean paying full price for insurance. Carriers reward age and less ...
  16. Why to Buy Term Life Insurance with a Conversion Option

    Why you should always purchase a term life insurance policy that allows for an unrestricted conversion option.
  17. All About Impaired Risk Annuites and Insurance

    What are impaired risk insurance products and understanding life insurance rate classes, table ratings and flat extra premiums. ...
  18. Best Ways to Find Life Insurance Leads

    Learn about some of the most effective ways life insurance agents find leads. Understand the pros and cons of company leads, ...
  19. 4 Trends Driving M&A in the Healthcare Industry in 2015

    Learn why there has been a lot of mergers and acquisition activity among health insurers and drug companies in the health ...
  20. 7 Reasons To Own Life Insurance in an Irrevocable Trust

    An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust helps minimize estate and gift taxes, provides creditor protection and protects government ...
  21. 4 Ways to Find Good Health Insurance

    Follow these 4 steps to get the best coverage at the most affordable price.
  22. Top 7 Car Insurance Companies in California

    Understand what makes a auto insurance company good in the state of California. Learn about the top seven largest auto insurers ...
  23. Top 10 States for Affordable Long-Term Care

    Every state varies on the average cost of long-term adult care. Here's a list of states where these types of services are ...
  24. Is Selling Life Insurance the Right Career For You?

    Learn why life insurance sales is a difficult career in which most people do not succeed, and understand what traits it takes ...
  25. Your HSA: A Triple Threat Investment Tool

    Thanks to its unique tax advantages, a Health Savings Account may be the best retirement option you never knew you had.
  26. 7 Ways to Reduce Healthcare Costs in Retirement

    When it comes to retirement, one of the big, unknown costs can be healthcare. Finding ways to reduce those costs is a necessity ...
  27. Designer Clothes: Why You Need Special Insurance (AIG)

    You spend a lot of money on couture creations. Shouldn't they be protected from damage?
  28. The 6 Biggest Life Insurance Companies in Canada (GWO.TO, SLF)

    Read about the biggest life insurance companies in Canada, and learn about their business operations and the types of products ...
  29. Hiring a Contractor vs. DIY: Cost – Benefits

    When you want to change something about your home, the first question to ask yourself is whether it’s more cost-effective ...
  30. Will Airbnb Revolutionize Business Travel?

    Airbnb has changed how consumers travel and is now making its mark on the business sector, redefining corporate travel.
  31. Career Advice: Accounting Vs. Actuary

    Read about what life is like as an actuary or as an accountant, how the two careers are different and how to decide which ...
  32. The Smart Way to Shop for Travel Insurance

    Trip-related coverage can afford peace of mind, but be wary of buying more than you need.
  33. Millennials Guide: Picking the Right Car Insurance

    Millennials fall into the category of high car-insurance rates. Check out some of the ways to save money, like owning an ...
  34. Airbnb Insurance: Will It Cover Enough?

    If a paying guest trips over a rug in your home, breaks an ankle and sues for damages, here's how to make sure your coverage ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Why Did Tokio Marine Buy HCC Holdings for $7.5 Billion? (TKOMY, HCC)

    Learn about the main reasons Tokio Marine paid $7.5 billion for HCC Holdings, including the strength of the company and a ...
  41. 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.
  42. Top 6 Car Insurance Companies in New York (ALL, PGR)

    Read about the top private auto insurers licensed to operate in New York, and learn about recent trends in market share among ...
  43. 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.
  44. 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 ...
  45. Top 5 Car Insurance Companies in Texas (PGR, ALL)

    Examine the five biggest automobile insurance companies operating in the state of Texas, ranked based on market share in ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 5 Ways to Lower Life Insurance Premiums

    Learn several effective methods for lowering life insurance premiums. These include quitting smoking and considering term ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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.
  53. 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. ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. How to Shop for Home Insurance

    Tips for getting the best protection for your place and possessions.
  57. 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.
  58. 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?
  59. 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 ...
  60. The Insurance Industry's Future in Visual Tech Investment

    A growing number of automobile insurers are choosing to invest in developing digital infrastructure.
  61. 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.
  62. Cuba Tourism: What Will It Cost You? (JBLU)

    Understand the various costs involved with taking a trip to Cuba, including vaccination costs, airfare, tour costs and converting ...
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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 ...
  66. 6 Reasons Healthcare Is So Expensive in the U.S.

    Here's why America's healthcare still ranks low among developed countries.
  67. 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 ...
  68. Life Insurers and Millennials: Strange Bedfellows?

    Life insurers are courting Millennials. Is this a strange fit? And how will they cater to this generation?
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. How to Defray Long-Term Care Expenses

    Here's a handful of options on what you can do to defray long-term care expenses.
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. Tips for Insuring Your Salary

    Those with high incomes really can’t afford to be without disability insurance. Here's why.
  77. 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.
  78. 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. ...
  79. The Best Way to Insure Your Jewelry

    What you need to know to keep those baubles, bangles and beads safe.
  80. 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. ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. Indexed Universal Life Insurance: The Pros & Cons

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

    PBMs, acting as third party administrators and negotiators, are essential to facilitating transactions between the moving ...
  84. 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?
  85. Do You Need Kidnap & Ransom Insurance?

    Americans working abroad – and high-profile individuals traveling frequently in kidnapping hot spots – should consider this ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. Is My Health Insurance Good In Another State?

    Under ACA, is health care insurance something you can take with you state to state?
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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' ...
  92. 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.
  93. 7 Industries Benefiting From Obamacare

    Though the medical industry fears government intrusion, certain sectors in healthcare will benefit from Obamacare in the ...
  94. How Obamacare Affected The Insurance Industry (AET, CI)

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

    ...And why landlords need it, even if they also have homeowners insurance.
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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.
  98. Top Healthcare Stocks Rallying Under Obamacare

    The healthcare industry, bullish via Obamacare, has plenty of stocks with major upside.
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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