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NEW YORK (sbup) — Taxes, schools, health care costs, quality of life and job opportunities are all affected by where you call home, and so too is auto insurance. In fact, there is a 165% payment disparity between the nation's most expensive city for auto insurance (that would be Detroit) and the average cost for auto insurance in the rest of the U.S. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — The cost of homeowners insurance is rising steadily, at a 50% clip over the past 10 years. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Seventy percent of Americans will need long-term care insurance, according to a study from Genworth, but the median national monthly rate for live-in care at an assisted-living facility clocks in at $3,500 per month -- including a daily rate of $212 for a semi-private Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Adding a teenager to your auto insurance can raise your bills by 79%. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Too many people seem strangely ambivalent about buying life insurance, and that’s a threat to their family’s and dependent’s financial safety. According to industry data, 85% of U.S. consumers say they should have life insurance, but only 62% say they actually have it. Also: Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Consumers view life insurance as a necessary evil. The joke among life insurance marketers is that under the term “necessary evil” in the dictionary is a photo of your life insurance policy. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Why is there such a financial gap between what Americans earn over the course of their lifetime and the amount of insurance they buy to protect those lifetime assets for their families and loved ones? Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Younger U.S. workers are turning down good opportunities to grab some affordable disability insurance — and it’s not just because they’re young and believe they’re invincible, at least physically. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Are American consumers ready to take control of their health care decisions? Health care reform virtually demands they do, but evidence is mounting that consumers are unprepared for the changes scheduled to hit the marketplace next year. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Hey, here’s a deal: Convert your no-frills term life insurance policy to a permanent policy that could add decades of coverage and, on top of providing a death benefit, function as an investment for retirement! If you’ve had a term life policy for a while, you may find your agent or insurer pushing you toward this kind of move. Read more»
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