Insurance

  1. The Most Expensive Home Insurance Perils

    Floods, hurricanes, mold, earthquakes - the threats to your home are numerous.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The Latest, Greatest Corporate Mergers And Acquisitions

    Find out which companies have come together lately and why.
  5. The Disability Insurance Policy: Now In English

    Learn to translate this complicated policy so you can rest assured you're covered.
  6. Prepaid Funerals: Frugal To The End

    With funeral expenses on the rise, find out how to go about prepaying for funeral costs, and whether it's right for you. ...
  7. 7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    Just moved into a new home? Check out these 7 tips that every new homeowner should know
  8. Selecting The Payout On Your Annuity

    Make sure you understand your options for withdrawing your funds from this complex instrument.
  9. 7 Expenses You Can Ditch In Retirement

    You get to save on some significant expenses when you retire, leaving more money to do the things you want.
  10. 6 Budget Must-Haves

    No matter how much money you have, there are six components that you must have in your budget to weather any financial storm. ...
  11. The 5 Factors Of A "Good" Location

    “Location, location, location” is a common mantra in real estate. And it’s good advice – except for one thing: most people ...
  12. Medical Tourism: Are The Savings Worth The Risk?

    With six-figure price tags for some medical procedures, many Americans are going abroad for more affordable healthcare.
  13. Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    Bankruptcy can be a result of overspending or bad planning, but sometimes, it's no one's fault. Find out how you can avoid ...
  14. Vacation Medical Insurance: Can You Afford Not To?

    Unexpected medical expenses can turn your dream vacation into a nightmare. Find out how to get properly insured.
  15. Top 10 Most Expensive Medical Procedures

    As if being sick isn’t bad enough, the price of these procedures just might kill you.
  16. Long-Term Care Insurance: You Have Options

    The latest offerings provide more coverage and the ability to pick and choose what types of coverage you'll need.
  17. Cut Your Tax Bill With Permanent Life Insurance

    Learn how to lower your income tax and avoid estate tax - all while building wealth.
  18. 6 Alternatives To Health Insurance

    Not having health insurance doesn't mean that you have no alternatives. Here's what you can do to reduce your healthcare ...
  19. Marriage Vs. Common Law: What It Means Financially

    The number of unmarried couples is on the rise, but your relationship may or may not be given the same benefits as married ...
  20. 5 Steps To Attaining A Mortgage

    If you're serious about buying a home, cleaning up your credit should be the first item on your agenda. Learn how to get ...
  21. 5 Bizarre Insurance Policies

    If you can dream up a risk, you can probably insure it. From interesting to bizarre, here are five of the weirdest insurance ...
  22. Top Tips For Cheaper, Better Car Insurance

    Accident, theft, vandalism - make sure your coverage will protect you when you need it most.
  23. 11 Tax Deductions You Can't Actually Write Off

    These are some of the most common tax write-offs that you can't really claim.
  24. Turn Small Savings Into A Big Nest Egg

    Small changes to spending and saving habits can reap major rewards - with limited sacrifice.
  25. When is it a good idea to use an irrevocable life insurance trust?

    The irrevocable life insurance trust or "ILIT" is a trust that cannot be rescinded, amended or modified in any way after ...
  26. What are the requirements to be able to contribute to an HSA?

    Health Savings Accounts (HSA) can be used by individuals covered by a high-deductible health plan to save for health care ...
  27. Freebies From Your Health Insurance Company

    Whether your goal is to lose weight, quit smoking or just take overall better care of yourself you may have a surprising ...
  28. How do I know if I qualify to open a HSA (Health Savings Account)?

    The Health Savings Account (HSA) was established as part of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization ...
  29. Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

    If you are the primary wage earner in your family and you carry a current mortgage on your home, it is important that you ...
  30. My mortgage payments are no longer affordable; is there anything that I can do to ...

    The most important thing for you to remember if you find that you may not be able to make this month's mortgage payment is ...
  31. How much life insurance should I have?

    The main purpose of life insurance is to provide the same standard of living for your family and cover your financial responsibilities ...
  32. Extended Warranties: Should You Take The Bait?

    Avoid shelling out for these policies and you could save hundreds of dollars.
  33. Life Insurance Clauses Determine Your Coverage

    Understanding these key parts of your policy will help you to ensure that your family will be covered.
  34. How Unemployment Affects You (Even If You're Working)

    Rebounding from a stint of unemployment can be a frustrating thing to do. These tips should soften the blow.
  35. What happens to insurance policies and variable annuities if the insurance company ...

    The idea of an insurance failing or going bankrupt is one that can be very frightening. However, when an insurance company ...
  36. You're Retired. Should You Ditch Your Life Insurance Policy?

    If you're trying to determine whether you should throw out your life insurance policy along with your business suits, here ...
  37. 5 Simple Ways To Invest In Real Estate

    Although the real estate market has plenty of opportunities for making big gains, buying and owning real estate is a lot ...
  38. Top 4 (Financial) Life-Changing Events

    Good or bad, major life transitions carry daunting challenges along with them, especially for your finances.
  39. What is a convertible insurance policy?

    A convertible insurance policy is a term usually related to life insurance. To understand a convertible policy, you must ...
  40. Why would you want a monthly benefit versus a daily benefit?

    An insurance benefit is the amount of money paid to or on behalf of the policyholder. Depending on what kind of insurance ...
  41. Insurance 101 For Renters

    If it's time for you to leave the nest, find out how to protect your new home from disaster.
  42. Life Insurance: Putting A Price On Peace Of Mind

    Would your death leave loved ones financially stranded? Find out how to ease your mind and keep them protected.
  43. Lifetime Income Annuities: The Instant Pension Plan

    If you are looking for a retirement play with a guaranteed structure payout, lifetime income annuities could be the answer. ...
  44. A Bigger Salary Or Better Benefits?

    Total compensation is not limited to salary. Find out what else you should consider.
  45. Where Can Americans Go for Cheaper Healthcare?

    With the rising cost of healthcare at home, Americans are looking abroad for their medical care.
  46. Live Longer, Retire Younger: Can You Do It?

    Use this vehicle to make sure your payout lasts as long as you do.
  47. How do I choose which insurance company to use?

    Picking an insurance company to use is not an easy task, considering the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009. Several financial ...
  48. Social Security - Are You Covered?

    If you aren't a U.S. citizen, even if you are a legal resident, you may be missing out on government programs.
  49. What is disability-income insurance?

    Disability-income insurance is insurance that provides financial benefits to a policyholder in the event of sickness or injury ...
  50. Medicaid Vs. Long-Term Care Insurance

    These are not equal. Here's why you need to think twice before relying on the government-sponsored program.
Save Money
  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
Hot Definitions
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  3. North American Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA

    A regulation implemented on Jan. 1, 1994, that decreased and eventually eliminated tariffs to encourage economic activity ...
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