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For a parent, it’s a bittersweet moment when a teenaged son or daughter gets behind the wheel for the first time. It’s exciting to see a child grow up, but frightening to think about the dangers of the road. Read more»
When money is tight, consumers cut back on expenses that don’t have an immediate payoff, so it’s not surprising that Americans are skimping on life insurance. But that doesn’t make it a good idea. There are ways to keep insurance costs down when the budget is pinched. LIMRA, a research organization for the insurance industry, recently reported that 30% of U.S. households have no life insurance, up from 22% in the last survey, conducted in 2004. Read more»
Q: I’m switching jobs in two weeks, and am unsure what my new firm will do with its health care plan. The rumor is they’ll cut some benefits and raise premiums. AThat’s better than my last employer, who only offered a high-deductible plan. But how will health reform impact what my employer does? – B. Williams, Fort Myers, Fla. Read more»
The Affordable Care Act will make getting health insurance easier for young adults. Here’s how to make the new rules work for your child. A child grows up, leaves for college or work — and gets dumped from his or her parent’s health insurance plan. Read more»
You shopped carefully for life, car and homeowner’s insurance, and now it’s time to think about another type: longevity insurance. This little-known type of insurance, or deferred annuity, protects against one of the growing dangers of retirement — outliving your money. Read more»
Savvy consumers know it’s important to keep track of their credit histories and FICO scores in order to safeguard their ability to borrow money. Read more»
Long-Term Care: Will You Need It?
By: Brian O'Connell
One of the great perks about working for a big company is its employee benefits program, which is usually more bountiful than what you’d find at most small businesses. But one perk that may not be such a great deal is the employer-sponsored long-term care insurance plan. Read more»
Bereaved survivors often find themselves swimming in cash from life insurance payouts at an emotional time when they aren't well-suited to handle tricky financial issues. Read more»
Colleges are growing increasingly uneasy about provisions in the recently enacted health care law, claiming it places an unfair burden on schools who offer students health coverage. According to the Government Accountability Office, about half of all U.S. colleges offer health care to students. Approximately 7% of students use the coverage, and 80% are covered under their parent’s health plan, the GAO says. Read more»
What if you could invest in the stock market with little or no risk of loss? It sounds perfect, and that, basically, is the marketing pitch for equity-indexed annuities, an insurance product that tracks stocks. Read more»
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