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  1. Prepare Your Finances to Handle Natural Disasters

    The Fort McMurray, Canada, fire is a reminder to take these easy steps to protect your financial interests from natural disasters. ...
  2. Sector Spotlight: Election 2016

    Health care finds itself in the spotlight again this election cycle, bringing uncertainty about three key issues for health ...
  3. Estate Planning: 16 Things Prince (and You) Should Have Done

    The must-do list Prince and his advisors should have completed to avoid leaving his family without a will and an estate plan.
  4. Cheaper Hearing Aids at Last?

    PSAPs have emerged as a cheaper alternative to standard hearing aids, but are they a viable option? Some industry professionals ...
  5. How Linked Benefit Insurance Policies Work

    Linked benefit policies can be a viable alternative to traditional long-term care insurance. Here's how they work.
  6. Should You Buy Critical Illness Insurance?

    This type of insurance adds an extra layer of protection for those with a high-deductible health plan, but the coverage tends ...
  7. How to Get Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance

    Private mortgage insurance benefits the lender (the sole beneficiary of PMI), but it can add a sizable chunk to your monthly ...
  8. Credit (Receivables) Insurance: Does Your Business Need It?

    This type of insurance will reimburse your business if customers don’t pay their bills. It’s not cheap, but some companies ...
  9. Health Care Premiums Rise Faster Than Wages in Recent Years

    Discover why the Affordable Care Act is not fulfilling its intended purpose of lowering health care costs and how Americans ...
  10. Pros And Cons Of A Health Savings Account

    A health savings account offers a way to save while paying for healthcare expenses.
  11. Yes, You Can Still Expect Health Insurance at Work

    A recent report from The New York Times says that health plans offered by employers are here to stay, despite the passage ...
  12. Should You Buy A Life Insurance Disability Rider?

    Does it make sense to pay an additional cost for a waiver of premium rider on a life insurance policy?
  13. Do You Need Short-Term Health Insurance?

    Yes, if you've no other coverage options. Here’s what you need to know about how it works and how it differs from employer-provided ...
  14. What Happens If You Lie on a Car Insurance Application

    The majority lies to save on premiums – but consequences can be severe for not owning up to things like tickets, accidents ...
  15. What Does an Underwriter Do?

    In the investment world, an underwriter is a company that helps corporations or other issuing bodies distribute their securities.
  16. Are Low-Down-Payment Mortgages Better than Paying PMI?

    When you can’t put down at least 20% on a mortgage, you usually have to have private mortgage insurance (PMI). But what about ...
  17. How old should you be to get life insurance?

    There's really no pre-determined age when it suddenly becomes necessary to take out a life insurance policy. However, if ...
  18. Why is accidental life insurance so inexpensive?

    Accidental life insurance is an inexpensive way of obtaining life insurance coverage for yourself or someone else in your ...
  19. Can I borrow from my annuity to put a down payment on a house?

    Learn how you can borrow money from an annuity for a house down payment, but also understand why fees and penalties make ...
  20. Use Life Insurance to Help Those With a Disability

    Why and how to use permanent life insurance to help provide for a family member with a disability or special needs
  21. How to Protect Your Income No Matter What

    What does it mean to insure your income? Here are a variety of ways to do it and some insights into when it might make sense ...
  22. 5 Reasons to Pay Attention to UnitedHealth's Financials (UNH)

    Find out why you should care about the financial statements for UnitedHealth Group, the nation's leading health carrier, ...
  23. Top 5 Companies Owned by American Express (JBLU, FLWS)

    Read about the most important subsidiaries of American Express Company, including two banks, an insurance company and a fraud ...
  24. How the Affordable Care Act Affects UnitedHealth's Profits (UNH)

    Find out why the public exchanges in the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, cost America's largest insurance ...
  25. Explaining Premiums

    Premium has a few different meanings in the financial world.
  26. 7 Issues to Consider When Determining Life Insurance Coverage

    Seven issues to consider when buying life insurance to ensure the coverage is tailored to meet your personal financial situation. ...
  27. Do This If Health Insurance Doesn’t Cover Your Bills

    Health insurance doesn't pay enough to help the millions of consumers who are drowning in medical debt. Are there any other ...
  28. Life Insurance With an Increasing Death Benefit

    Why buy a life insurance policy with an increasing rather than level death benefit
  29. Is Medicare Available to Anyone Besides Retirees ?

    People think you need to be 65 before you're eligible for Medicare. But you might be eligible before then. Here's who can ...
  30. How Technology Is Quickly Disrupting the Insurance Industry

    As the insurance industry struggles to deal with the growing pains of a rapidly evolving tech-driven market, opportunities ...
  31. 5 Reasons to Update Your Living Will

    A living will protects you when you can't fully take care of yourself, but the details can be forgotten. Minds change, medicine ...
  32. Mortgage Protection Life Insurance Is Unnecessary

    Mortgage protection life insurance is a type of life insurance most people don’t need.
  33. Permanent Life Policies: Whole Versus Universal

    Permanent life insurance combines lifetime insurance with savings to provide lifelong security. Premiums are quite high because ...
  34. Don't Miss These Tax Deductions

    Knowing the tax deductions you're entitled to can make or break your bank account. Do you know about all these insurance-related ...
  35. Did Your State Cut Unemployment Benefits?

    Many of the states now cutting back on unemployment benefits significantly under-funded their coffers prior to the Great ...
  36. Is Life Insurance A Smart Investment?

    Using permanent life insurance as an investment provides tax-deferred growth on interest, dividends and capital gains until ...
  37. Finding the Right Life Insurance

    Learn how to determine the type of life insurance you need and use our calculator to find out how much coverage you should ...
  38. What Are the Different Parts of Medicare?

    At age 65, most people have to sign up for Medicare. Learn which of its four programs are mandatory – and which you can skip.
  39. Life Insurance in Your 20s? Here's Why to Buy Now

    Just because 20-somethings feel invincible doesn't mean they don't need life insurance. Here's why purchasing a policy in ...
  40. HMOs: They're Back Under a New Name

    New style HMOs (aka ACOs) are cheaper and have shed some of the drawbacks of older versions. They're worth another look.
  41. Understanding Your FICA Payments

    The Federal Insurance Contributions Act is a U.S. law that requires a paycheck deduction be paid to Social Security and Medicare.
  42. What is a tax-free 1035 Exchange?

    A Section 1035 Exchange refers to the replacement of an annuity or life insurance policy for a new one without incurring ...
  43. What is term insurance?

    Term insurance is a type of life insurance policy that provides coverage for a certain period of time, or a specified "term" ...
  44. How are life insurance proceeds taxed?

    Generally, life insurance death benefits that are paid out to a beneficiary in lump sum are not included as income to the ...
  45. How can I borrow money from my life insurance policy?

    Capitalize on the cash value of your whole life insurance policy and learn the details of how to borrow money from your life ...
  46. What is indexed universal life insurance?

    Indexed univeral life insurance is a lot like universal life insurance, however it does have a couple of wrinkles not found ...
  47. Could You Be Owed a Life Insurance Payout?

    If you’re not certain whether or not your deceased loved one had a life insurance policy, it doesn’t hurt to do a little ...
  48. How Whole Life Insurance Works

    Whole life insurance combines insurance and an investment component for policyholders.
  49. How Life Insurance Payouts Work

    Life insurance provides peace of mind to policyholders and their loved ones.
  50. Young & Healthy? Don’t Buy Life Insurance from Your Employer

    Here's why, plus a few exceptions to consider.
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