Insurance

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  1. Top 10 Life Insurance Myths

    The most difficult aspect of this complex product is determining how much coverage you need and why.
  2. Who Spends the Most on Healthcare Now? The Wealthy

    The wealthy are now spending more on healthcare than the poor and middle class. But why?
  3. Captive Insurance: A Good Wealth Management Tool?

    Captive insurance companies are legitimate tax structures, but pose risks as tax shelters. Still, they can have financial ...
  4. Find the Best Homeowners Insurance

    Don't wait for the next Hurricane Sandy or massive oil sands fire to find out if your homeowners insurance really protects ...
  5. 4 Alternatives to a Traditional Mortgage

    If you can't qualify for or don't want a traditional mortgage, one of these options might be right for you.
  6. 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. ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Is Life Insurance A Smart Investment?

    Using permanent life insurance as an investment provides tax-deferred growth on interest, dividends and capital gains until ...
  11. 3 Reasons to Avoid Term Insurance

    Find out the reasons why term life insurance may not be for everybody, and why you may want to avoid it in favor of a permanent ...
  12. How to Pick a Health Savings Account Custodian

    You have options in choosing the manager of your HSA, even if the account is through your employer. What to look for in ...
  13. Annuity Rates: Lock in Now or Wait?

    With interest rates so low, does it make sense to lock in an annuity right now? We weigh the pros and cons.
  14. Universal Life Insurance: Dangers for Retirees

    This type of permanent life insurance is often touted as a source of income, but using it that way is full of traps. So, ...
  15. Indexed Universal Life: Flexibility and Safety

    A universal life insurance policy is a flexible form of permanent life insurance that offers the low-cost protection of term ...
  16. Beware the Sneaky Math of Universal Life Insurance

    Universal life insurance's cash value can be a cash cow – if there's any left. Read on to see if it'll work as an income ...
  17. Shopping the New Retirement Products

    There are more options than ever for retirement portfolios these days. Choosing the right product comes down to your needs, ...
  18. Getting Your (Insurance) House in Order

    From starting a family to retirement, insurance can play a role in taking care of financial needs. This piece looks at some ...
  19. How High-Deductible Health Plans Work

    It will give you access to a Health Savings Account, but are the limitations worth the benefits?
  20. 6 Best Renters Insurance Providers

    Here are six companies that consistently offer excellent renters insurance at competitive rates.
  21. How to Use a Limited Purpose FSA

    This type of flexible spending account may be used to cover the cost of certain qualified medical expenses with pre-tax dollars; ...
  22. Dividend-Paying Whole Life Insurance: What to Know

    Many whole life insurance policies pay dividends. Here are what policyholders need to consider.
  23. What's Better: Whole Life or Term Insurance?

    Life insurance can be a difficult decision to make, especially for a young adult. Here's a look at the benefits and costs ...
  24. How Much Homeowners Insurance Should You Carry?

    This breakdown of coverage into its component parts will provide the answer.
  25. 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.
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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.
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. The 6 Best Dental Plans with No Waiting Periods

    Many dental plans don't offer immediate coverage. How to find one that does.
  32. The Average Cost of Dental Insurance in America

    Three types of dental insurance and how much they will cost you.
  33. Don’t Have Health Insurance? What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

    Healthcare is expensive, but those without healthcare coverage put themselves at risk.
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. Cashing in Your Life Insurance Policy

    Tough times call for desperate measures, but is raiding your life insurance policy even worth considering?
  37. Avoiding The Modified Endowment Contract Trap

    To avoid MEC status, flexible-premium policies must cap the amount that can be paid into the policy over a period of seven ...
  38. Understanding The Escrow Process

    Learn the 10 steps that lead up to closing the deal on your new home and taking possession.
  39. 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 ...
  40. How To Avoid Getting Sued On Halloween

    Halloween can actually be a very dangerous holiday; learn about the pitfalls and legal liabilities.
  41. Buying Insurance: Can You Trust PolicyGenius.com?

    Startup PolicyGenius is transforming the insurance-shopping experience by helping consumers find out which policies they ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. Your Heirloom Jewelry: How Much Is It Worth?

    You grandma's diamonds are now yours. Whether you plan to keep them or not, you first need an honest appraisal. Here's how ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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, ...
  47. Can your life insurance company sue you?

    Find out when life insurance companies have the right to recover claims. Learn about the most common reasons why a life insurance ...
  48. How can insurance companies find out about DUIs and DWIs?

    Discover how auto insurance companies find out about DUI or DWI charges, and how these charges can affect an individual's ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. Does your car insurance company report accidents to the DMV?

    Find out when and how auto accidents get reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles, including how your state of residence ...
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